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Patrick Mahomes breaks down two-point conversion to Mecole Hardman vs. Chargers

The Chiefs might have lost to the Chargers had it not been for the chemistry between the quarterback and receiver.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had just added another highlight to his reel with his 54-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tyreek Hill. But the Los Angeles Chargers had blocked an extra point earlier in the game, and that meant the Chiefs were chasing eight instead of seven.

Down 17-15 a few minutes into the fourth quarter, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid called for a two-point conversion.

Mahomes lined up in the shotgun.

“We had a play called with a little kind of either a shovel pass or I roll out the throw to Clyde (Edwards-Helaire),” the quarterback recounted. “I was a little nervous in the beginning, right before the play. They said watch for the shovel pass, I knew that there was a good chance that (Joey) Bosa was going to come down on that and so before the snap even in the huddle, we were kind of reviewing the play. I had told Mecole and Tyreek, I said, ‘I know you aren’t really in the read you’re kind of last read, but make sure you will continue to work.”

Hardman did just that, and Mahomes managed to find him through several Chargers defenders to tie the game.

“I thought Mecole made a heck of a catch on a ball that was thrown low and away on him and he made a great play on it.”

Reid confirmed that Hardman had been one of the final options on the play call.

“The fact that Mecole stayed alive in there and was able to find a spot and could even see the ball and then make the catch in that traffic was something,” Reid said. “For Pat to find him was something. If you look, you’ll see both Tyreek and Mecole, and they’re working trying to find an opening and Mecole was able to find one there.”

The rest is history, as the Chiefs went on to win the game 23-20 in overtime.