This 346 lb. Defensive Tackle’s Touchdown Pass is the Talk of the Football World
6-3. 346lbs. @PoeMans_dream is a defensive tackle…
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The Kansas City Chiefs notched their 11th victory of the season in blowout fashion on Sunday night, eliminating their rival Denver from playoff contention in the process. But it was what happened in the final two minutes, with the outcome no longer in doubt, that has the football world buzzing today.
On a 3rd and goal play from the two yard line, Kansas City defensive tackle Dontari Poe checked into the game, and took the snap from the shotgun. But rather than make like Refrigerator Perry and barrel his way into the end zone, Poe instead made like Tim Tebow and threw a jump pass that landed perfectly in the arms of tight end Demetrius Harris for a touchdown.
The Arrowhead Stadium crowd went berserk. The players on the field were giddy. It was quite the exclamation point on a big Kansas City victory.
With the play, which Kansas City coach Andy Reid called “Bloated Tebow Pass,” Poe became the heaviest player to throw a touchdown pass in NFL history by a full 81 lbs. (Former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell previously held the mark at 265 lbs.)
But the play didn’t go over too well in the Denver locker room. Poe’s touchdown toss came with less than 2:00 remaining in the game, with the Chiefs already leading 27-10, and a comeback a total impossibility.
“That won’t be forgotten,” Denver linebacker Shane Ray said, via the Denver Post. “It’s not like we don’t play each other twice a year. We’ll remember this.”
Watch above, via the NFL.
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