Rejoice! A Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Caught a Touchdown! (Video)
It’s been almost two whole years since we last saw a Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver catch a touchdown pass during a regular season NFL contest, but that streak of futility ended Monday night.
With 56 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Chiefs trailing the Packers, 31-7, Alex Smith hit Jeremy Maclin across the middle of the field, and the former Eagles wide receiver fell into the end zone, marking the first time since December 29, 2013 that a Chiefs wide receiver caught a TD.
Here’s a look at Maclin’s 5-yard TD reception in the third quarter of the Chiefs’ 38-28 loss on Monday night (via The Cauldron):
GIF: Jeremy Maclin finally ends our long national nightmare – the Chiefs have a TD pass to a WR pic.twitter.com/CZsK6IB5iA
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) September 29, 2015
Wondering who the last Chiefs wide receiver to record a touchdown was? Here’s a hint: it was on a 2-yard bubble screen, to a player who is now playing the running back position for a team in the AFC South…
It’s Dexter McCluster—which I initially thought was shady, until I looked it up and realized that he actually recorded a career-high 53 receptions for 511 yards, and a career-low 8 rush attempts for 5 yards during the 2013 season.
Here are some of Twitter’s best reactions to Maclin’s touchdown reception:
Jeremy Maclin’s TD is the 1st TD caught by a Chiefs WR in 1,350 minutes and 6 seconds of regular season game time pic.twitter.com/tYJ8E9p1rW
— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2015
Alex Smith has thrown a touchdown Wide Receiver. The apocalypse is here.
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) September 29, 2015
A Chiefs WR caught a TD pass, in other news the temperature of hell is now 0
— GOAT (@NickKeuilian) September 29, 2015
With that touchdown reception, Maclin now moves into first place on the all time Chiefs touchdown reception list
— Brian Copenhaver (@RunB_M_C) September 29, 2015
Wait, why aren’t they stopping this game for the Chiefs WR touchdown ceremony
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) September 29, 2015