Heaps’ Chalk Talk: How Tyreek Hill got open on key Super Bowl play

Feb 4, 2020, 11:57 PM

Just when it looked like the San Francisco 49ers had the Super Bowl won, the Kansas City Chiefs came roaring back to take the game in the second half of the fourth quarter.

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The Chiefs stormed back after being down 20-10 in the fourth quarter to take the game 31-20 and win the franchise’s first Super Bowl in 50 years. What really got Kansas City back in it was a critical third-and-15 conversion where quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who had struggled up to that point, found receiver Tyreek Hill for a 44-yard gain with roughly 7 minutes remaining.

Former Seahawks QB Jake Heaps, now co-host of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Tom, Jake and Stacy, dissects the crucial play in his latest Chalk Talk video breakdown.

The 49ers, who had made life difficult for Mahomes all game long, rushed four and played zone defense with cover-3 “buzz” while the Chiefs ran a vertical crossing concept with a dig route by the outside receiver. Hill, who is one of the fastest players in the NFL, ran a deep crossing route before cutting back the opposite way towards the sideline and ultimately making the catch that helped win the Super Bowl.

How’d Hill get so open? And how was Mahomes able to get the throw off with pressure getting to him? Check out the video to find out.

You can also watch any of Heaps’ and Dave Wyman’s video breakdowns from the 2019 NFL season by clicking the links below.

Playoffs Week 3

Wyman: Do Seahawks need to modernize on offense? 49ers didn’t

Playoffs Week 2

Heaps: What happened on Packers’ late 3rd-down conversions?
Wyman: What needed to change on defense on Davante Adams’ 1st TD

Playoffs Week 1

Wyman: Defending Jadevon Clowney’s hit vs Eagles
Heaps: DK Metcalf’s breakout playoff game

Week 17

Wyman: What Seahawks lose with Mychal Kendricks’ injury
Heaps: Hawks WRs show reason for confidence in playoffs

Week 16

Wyman: Telling the story of Seattle’s defense this year

Week 15

Heaps: Tyler Lockett gets re-established in the offense
Wyman: LBs show their value in defending the pass

Week 14

Wyman: Breaking down Seahawks’ defensive struggles with the Rams
Heaps: Seahawks had 3 big missed opportunities on offense

Week 13

Heaps: How Hawks set up David Moore’s 60-yard TD
Wyman: What went wrong and right for Seahawks secondary vs Minnesota

Week 12

Wyman: Why Quandre Diggs is already important part of Seahawks’ defense

Bye week

Heaps: Why you should want Russell Wilson to win the MVP award

Week 10

Heaps: The keys to new WR Josh Gordon’s 2 critical catches
Wyman: A 3rd DL deserves credit for Reed strip sack, Clowney TD

Week 9

• Wyman: Are Seattle’s problems against the pass fixable?

Week 8

• Heaps: What was so impressive about DK Metcalf’s 2 TDs
• Wyman: How LB Mychal Kendricks made right read on INT

Week 7

• Heaps: How Lamar Jackson beat Seattle time and again on 3rd down
• Wyman: Why Ravens scored on Hawks with 4th down TD run

Week 6

• Heaps: Why Tyler Lockett is so valuable when Russell Wilson scrambles
• Wyman: Don’t point the finger on Hawks giving up 2 straight big plays

Week 5

• Wyman: Seahawks can get run game going with this technique
• Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seattle’s offense
• Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

• Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

• Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
• Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

• Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
• Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

• Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
• Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney

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