Andy Reid Reveals How Tom Brady Played a Role in Surprising Third-Down Play-Call
The Kansas City Chiefs held off a fierce comeback attempt from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to improve to 10-1 on Sunday. Tom Brady and the Bucs fought back from a 17-point deficit to make the game 27-24 with under five minutes remaining. On a crucial third down on the next drive, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid took a risk in throwing the ball to get the first down.
It paid off, though, as quarterback Patrick Mahomes found wideout Tyreek Hill to move the chains and seal the game. Reid discussed his risky call after the game, saying Brady played a role in his decision.
Even though Brady had already thrown 2 interceptions at that point, Reid knew better than to give the future Hall-of-Famer a chance to win the game. By opting to throw, rather than settle for a short run and a punt to take some time off the clock, Reid eliminated any threat from Brady and the Bucs' offense.
It shouldn't be a surprise that Reid trusted his MVP-winning quarterback to move the chains when the team needed it most. The QB ranks eighth in the league in completion percentage and is in the midst of another MVP-worthy season.
The Chiefs will look to improve to 11-1 in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Chiefs as 13.5-point favorites in that matchup.
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