The Kansas City Chiefs were looking to incorporate wide receiver Tyreek Hill more into the offense this season, and they accomplished just that and then some in the season-opener on Thursday night.
Hill led the Chiefs in catches (7) and receiving yards (133) on the night as the second-year receiver notched his first-career 100-yard game through the air.
Hill's signature play was a 75-yard touchdown catch down the right sideline from quarterback Alex Smith. The score marked Hill's fifth-consecutive regular season game with a 65-plus yard touchdown dating back to last season.
Following the game, Head Coach Andy Reid noted that Hill asked for a chance at the deep ball before the play.
"Tyreek actually called the one that he ended up scoring on," Reid said. "He goes, 'I think I can get him on this one,' so we called it and he got him."
Though Hill has become synonymous with the big play, he was effective running a variety of different routes on Thursday night.
The Patriots' defense is known for taking opposing offenses' best players away, but Hill still found a way.
"I read somewhere that one of (New England's) players had a quote that they were going to double-team him from the time he gets off the plane until the game's over," Reid said. "He had a few people looking at him."
Hill and the rest of the Chiefs return home next week to take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 17 at Arrowhead Stadium.