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When fans look back on the game, no play will stand out more painfully than the drop from Marquez Valdes-Scantling, which effectively sealed Kansas City’s fate.
On the Chiefs’ final drive of the game, Valdes-Scantling had cornerback Bradley Roby beat on a deep route down the middle of the field. Despite Patrick Mahomes putting his throw right on the money, Valdes-Scantling was unable to haul in the catch, as the ball bounced right off his hands.
It would’ve been a 51-yard touchdown reception to give Kansas City a lead with just under two minutes left in the game. Instead, the Chiefs were unable to convert on their next two plays, capping off a disappointing 21–17 defeat.
The wide receiver was fuming after his costly mistake and could be seen smashing his helmet against a Chiefs logo in the tunnel.
Per the ESPN broadcast, Monday’s game marked the sixth time this season in which Valdes-Scantling has dropped a pass of 30 or more yards. Additionally, Kansas City’s wide receiving corps leads the NFL with 26 drops.
Fans couldn’t believe Valdes-Scantling failed to haul in what looked like an easy touchdown catch, and they were vocal on social media.