Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney had a big day on Super Bowl Sunday as he scored a touchdown and returned a punt for 61 yards in one of the most overlooked moments of the game.
But his touchdown to tie the game at 27 points and eventually give the Chiefs their first lead in the second half was made even more epic by head coach Andy Reid.
In an interview with NBC Sports’ renowned columnist Peter King, Reid revealed the name of the play. No, it’s not anything like what you’re expecting.
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The play call was… “Corn Dog.”
“Nothing better than a good corn dog with some mustard and ketchup,” Reid explains (I guess?) to King.
The Chiefs coach also clarified that it is indeed the call Patrick Mahomes made in the huddle.
While the name of the call is silly itself, the Xs and Os behind it were pure football genius.
In fact, the Chiefs used similar plays to exploit the Eagles’ weakness on defense in each of Mahomes’ three touchdown passes.
Each of those plays featured jet motion that resulted in the pass-catcher getting into a stacked formation (meaning that he lined up directly behind another player; in Toney’s case, behind Travis Kelce) before turning around and running outside.
The Chiefs found a problem with the Eagles’ defensive rules and kept breaking them.
Reid called a perfect game during his second Super Bowl win, including a callback to Vince Lombardi’s own playbook.
I’m willing to bet while some calls were better than others, the best play name had to be corn dog.