Hill secured nine of 16 targets for 105 yards during the Chiefs' 31-20 win over the 49ers in Super LIV on Sunday. The Chiefs unsurprisingly found it challenging to hit on many downfield routes versus the 49ers' elite secondary, but the one time Hill got loose, it essentially changed the dynamic of the contest. Down 20-10 and facing a 3rd-and-15 at their own 35-yard line, Patrick Mahomes and Hill connected on a 44-yard pass that placed the ball at the 49ers' 21-yard line. Four plays later, Mahomes hit Travis Kelce with a one-yard touchdown toss that began the comeback in earnest. The big play aside, Hill played more of a role in the short and intermediate passing game than customary, but it was enough for him to generate game-high reception and receiving yardage tallies. Hill is signed through the 2022 season, although it's worth noting he's scheduled to carry a cap hit of $17.6 million in 2020 under the current terms of his deal.
Hill caught five of seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns while adding a seven-yard carry in Sunday's 35-24 win over the Titans. Hill didn't make many explosive plays and finished averaging a middling 13.5 yards per catch. He made up for his lack of yardage by doing damage in the red zone, including touchdown grabs of eight and 20 yards in the first half. Hill fared much better in this one than he did in his previous outing, and he'll look to make a similar impact in the Super Bowl against either the 49ers or the Packers.
Hill caught three of four targets for 41 receiving yards and lost one fumble during Sunday's 51-31 divisional-round win against the Texans. The four-time Pro Bowler put his defense into a precarious situation late in the first quarter, muffing a Bryan Anger punt inside his own 10-yard line and setting up Houston for a touchdown two plays later to extend its lead to 21-0. Hill would later have to briefly exit the game after absorbing a hard hit from Texans safety Justin Reid, but he would return a drive later and finish out the contest. In addition to his 20-yard catch that helped the Chiefs tally a go-ahead TD shortly before the halftime break, Hill also drew a pass interference call on Bradley Roby in the third quarter to help situate KC inside the red zone for another score at the 4:39 mark. His contributions of late have not been clearly reflected on the stat sheet -- Hill has been held under 73 receiving yards for seven consecutive games heading into an AFC Championship Game against a Tennessee defense that allowed just one Raven to exceed 60 receiving yards in Saturday's win over Baltimore.
Hill caught four of five targets for 61 yards during Sunday's 31-21 win over the Chargers. Hill was quiet for the bulk of Sunday's game, when, with the Chiefs nursing a three-point lead late in the fourth quarter, he got behind the Chargers' secondary for a 47-yard completion to set up the game-sealing touchdown. The win, coupled with a Patriots loss, means the Chiefs will be the AFC's No. 2 seed and play either New England, the Texans or the Bills in two weeks. In two games against New England and Houston this season, Hill has 11 total receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
Hill caught five of seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-3 win over Denver. He added a one-yard run during the game. The snowy conditions were much more conducive to the short passing game, but that's not what the Chiefs and Hill were thinking early during Sunday's contest. Hill and Patrick Mahomes capped Kansas City's opening drive off with a 41-yard strike on a deep out-breaking route, as Hill continued his streak of big plays against Denver. Hill came back around later for a lunging five-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter for his second multi-touchdown game of the season. Hill has recorded at least six touches in each of the last six games in which he has finished. Next up is a Bears defense that has been good at preventing the kind of big plays that Hill generates, surrendering just 36 passes of 20 or more yards through Week 14, seventh fewest in the league.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|4||10/04||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|5||10/11||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|8||11/01||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|11||11/23||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|12||11/29||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|15||12/20||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|17||01/03||Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|3 Year Avg||110||73||1174||9||47||16.08||178|