Wide receivers have been costing the Chiefs all season. And Kadarius Toney might have just delivered the most crushing moment for a Kansas City wideout this year.
Toney appeared to be the hero for the Chiefs. Travis Kelce had caught a pass deep down the field, then lateraled it back to Toney, who raced into the end zone to score what appeared to be a go-ahead touchdown against the Bills with just over a minute to play. A touchdown would have made it 23-20, pending the PAT.
The problem? Toney had lined up offsides, negating the big play and backing the Chiefs up five yards. Patrick Mahomes threw three straight incompletions, and the Bills left Kansas City with the 20-17 win, and a 3-1 record favoring Josh Allen over Mahomes in the regular season.
Kelce caught the pass and charged through the defense before heading right into a defender at the Bills’ 20. Rather than take the tackle, he looked back over the field, saw Toney wide open at the 25 and heaved the ball over to him. Toney caught it and raced it into the end zone.