He claimed they were “saved” by the referees in their 23-20 win over the struggling New York Jets in Week 4 and that they also got help from the officials in last season’s Super Bowl.
Tyreek Hill: "The Chiefs got saved like that last year for real though, against the Eagles in the Super Bowl if we being for real."
"Then they come back and get saved in the Jets game. Maybe because Taylor Swift was in the building." pic.twitter.com/haCXZeyqyE
— Dolphin Nation (@Dolphin_Nation) October 6, 2023
The call in last week’s game Hill was referring to was a questionable holding penalty against Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner that negated what would’ve been an interception by Michael Carter II of a Patrick Mahomes pass. Instead of giving up possession of the ball on that penalty late in the fourth quarter, Kansas City held on and was able to eat up the clock.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 2, 2023
The Chiefs are now 3-1, but they look a little wobbly, especially since they don’t have a consistent threat at the wide receiver position.
Near the end of Super Bowl LVII, with the Chiefs nearing the end zone, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry was called for holding in a third-down situation. The penalty was considered by many to be questionable or even wrong, but it was upheld, and Kansas City won it all on a field goal by Harrison Butker in the closing seconds.
HUGE HOLDING CALL pic.twitter.com/rvWkQmG5yV
— Arye Pulli (@AryePulli) February 13, 2023
Hill was traded by Kansas City prior to last season to the Dolphins, and he has helped restore the long-dormant franchise into a quality team. He had a career-high 1,710 receiving yards last season, and so far this year, he is fourth in the NFL with 470 receiving yards while tied for second in the league with four receiving touchdowns.
The Dolphins are 3-1, and although they have struggled defensively at times, they might be the best overall team in the AFC right now. Their running game has been surprisingly strong, and rookie tailback De’Von Achane is looking like a stud with 309 yards and four touchdowns on the ground this season.
Hill praised Achane’s outstanding speed while adding that he believes he’s still faster than the rookie.