On Sunday evening, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. The Bucs made it here after winning three-straight playoff games, including the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers. Meanwhile, the Chiefs won two playoff games and defeated Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship games.
In what has been a common theme in this season’s playoffs, these two teams squared off against each other in Week 12. The Chiefs won that game 27-24, thanks to the play of Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill.
Hill had the best game of his career with 13 receptions (15 targets) for 269 yards and three touchdowns. The speedy wide receiver had 210 receiving yards in the first half alone as he was unstoppable against the Bucs’ secondary. This season, Hill did a lot of damage through the air with 87 receptions (135 targets) for 1276 yards and 15 touchdowns. He will once again be a top target for Mahomes as they try to win their second-straight Super Bowl.
Here, we will track Hill’s performance throughout the night.
Update: After 4th quarter
Tyreek Hill eventually started to make plays for the Chiefs, but it was too late. He ended the game with seven receptions (10 targets) for 73 yards.
Update: After 3rd quarter
The Chiefs are in trouble as they haven’t been able to hit on their deep passing plays in this game. Mahomes tried to connect with Hill on a third-and-long, but it ended up being an interception. The speedy wideout added one more catch to his stat line, giving him three receptions for 34 yards.
After being shutout in the first quarter, Hill showed some life in the second frame. The speedy wide receiver has two receptions for 13 yards and a five-yard carry. If the Chiefs want to win this game, they will need Hill to wake up and give them that explosive play in the second half.
Update: After 1st quarter
Unlike in Week 12, where he erupted for over 200 yards in the first half, Tyreek Hill has been held in check by the Bucs’ defense. Hill currently has zero catches for zero yards, but has been targeted twice. Hill almost had a chance to score a touchdown in the first quarter, however, the football hit him in the facemask.