Patrick Mahomes was being chased by a defender to the sideline and had to make a quick decision on what would be the single most important play of the Kansas City Chiefs' season-opening win over the Cleveland Browns.
As he ran, Mahomes spotted the raised hand of Tyreek Hill well down the field. And as he did so many times against the Browns, he threw it to Hill.
"Sometimes you just throw it up," Mahomes said. "He's a little dude, he goes and catches it and he's pretty fast so usually good things happen."
The play worked out well for Mahomes and the Chiefs. Hill eluded the safety to make the catch and ran the rest of the way for a 75-yard touchdown that pulled the Chiefs, trailing most of the game, to within two points of the Browns. The Chiefs would go on to win 33-29 with Hill's 11 catches for 197 yards leading the way.
Similarly, when the Chiefs needed touchdowns from inside the Cleveland 20 in the second half, Mahomes looked for his other go-to receiver. Travis Kelce caught both of his touchdowns in the red zone, including the score midway through the fourth quarter that put the Chiefs ahead for the first time. Kelce had six receptions for 76 yards.