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Tyreek Hill Comes Up Big in Season Opener

The second-year receiver led the Chiefs in catches and yards receiving on Thursday

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. 

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