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Behind the Lens: The Top Photos of 2017 – No. 3

Counting down the best photos from the Chiefs’ archives

"Behind the Lens" is an article series that aims to highlight the top photographs from the 2017 season as captured by Chiefs' photographer Steve Sanders and his staff.

We began to explore those photos in February and will continue to do so throughout the offseason along with Sanders' commentary.

Here's a look at what we've covered so far.

We'll continue with No. 3 –

"The Sack Race"


Chiefs vs. Cowboys

Date: Sunday, November 5

Focal Length: 93

Exposure Time: 1/1,2000

Taken By: Jim Berry  

Steve Sanders' thoughts:

On why he likes it: "I like it because Alex (Smith) participated in the photo. He didn't really do a lot of extra stuff," Sanders said. "Meanwhile, the fastest guy on the team (Tyreek Hill) is out of the sack race, but you know in real life that wouldn't have happened and he would have won. Then (Travis) Kelce is being Kelce. It just really showcases his personality and at the time they did this, it was at a point in the game where you thought it might end up in a victory. It was just fun and unique and I think it was one of the best celebrations of the year."

On the story the photo tells: "We have a photograph of Kelce running off with his arms wide open and that's a great shot as well, but I've seen nothing else quite like this," Sanders said. "It's very unique and shows how the offense was a very tight-knit group."

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