Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes seek to connect the dots in SB LV By Reuters

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As quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ favorite target, Tyreek Hill has seen him throw a lot of passes this season, but the All-Pro catcher has never seen Mahomes throw football the way he has been doing in practice lately. “What’s crazy is, Pat, he’s been on a roll,” Hill said Thursday. “I haven’t seen Pat shoot points like this in practice. Like he’s been shooting crazy points. Like he’s shooting points. But the points he’s been shooting in practice lately have been crazy … So I’m quite excited. I just have to wait and see. I have to rub my hands together, I’m excited about that. The Chiefs are hoping Mahomes and Hill will connect the points, a slang term given for precise passes thrown into a tight space between defenders, many times on Sunday when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV in Tampa. Hill has 104 receptions for 1,558 yards and 15 touchdowns on Hill’s 156 goals in 18 games, including the playoffs, this season. The duo had their best performance, and one of the single-quarter outbursts by a duo of quarterbacks and receivers in NFL history, against host Tampa Bay during a 27-24 victory in Week 12. Hill he burned Tampa Bay on 13 receptions for 269 yards, both career highs, and three touchdowns on 15 goals. Hill was unstoppable in the first 15 minutes. He made seven receptions for 203 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter alone, joining Qadry Ismail (210 in the third quarter on December 12, 1999) and Lee Evans (205 in the first quarter on November 19, 2006) as the the only NFL receivers since 1980 to have 200 yards receiving in a quarter. “He wants to take every rep,” Mahomes said of Hill. “You hear about it from all the great receivers, but to see it first hand. I mean, it’s something really special.” Mahomes, who was the league’s most valuable player in 2019, has been just as good in the postseason. In two playoff games this year, he has thrown for 580 yards and four touchdowns and has received no interceptions. In seven postseason games, he threw 15 career touchdown passes, tying Kurt Warner for the second-most by a quarterback in his first four seasons in NFL history, one behind leader Russell Wilson. Mahomes, who is the reigning Super Bowl MVP, is the first quarterback to start three consecutive conference championship games in his first four NFL seasons and with a win on Sunday, he will become the first quarterback in win two Super Bowls before turning 26. Hill will take the field at Raymond James Stadium looking to become the ninth wide receiver in league history to be included in The Associated Press’ All-Pro First Team and win the Super Bowl in the same season. It’s a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Indianapolis’ Marvin Harrison in 2006. Of the eight players who have accomplished it, five: Jerry Rice (1988, 1989, 1994), John Stallworth (1979), Lynn Swann (1978), Paul Warfield (1973) and Harrison – are in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, while Pearson (1977) got the call from Canton on Saturday and Gary Clark (1987) and Cliff Branch (1976) had excellent careers. “He’s worked really hard this year and I think we’ve all seen it,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “His dependability and dependability … working hard every day, syncing up with the quarterback every day … that takes a certain amount of tenacity and determination to get to that point.” –Field level media