Kadarius Toney’s go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 57 shall be referred to as “Corn Dog”.
That’s at least according to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, whose offensive genius and creative play-calling once again led the organization to Super Bowl glory. The Chiefs outlasted the Eagles 38-35 in a high-scoring thriller to capture their second championship in four seasons.
The Chiefs were trailing 27-21 early in the fourth quarter when Mahomes hit Toney in the end zone on a five-yard touchdown pass to put KC back on top. Harrison Butker made the extra point, and the Chiefs would never trail again.
Reid revealed the name of the play for Toney’s fourth quarter touchdown while speaking to Peter King of NBC Sports:
Then, with the ball at the Eagles’ five-yard line early in the fourth quarter, on third-and-three, Reid looked at his play sheet and called a play he loved.
“Corn Dog,” Reid said.
Seriously. That’s what the play was called.
Corn Dog, with the formation on one side of the play call, and a run portion (if Patrick Mahomes chose to hand it off) on the other side.”
Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy had a simple reason as to why the Chiefs called that play the Corn Dog, telling King “Well, we like to eat.”
Rookie wide receiver Skyy Moore extended the Chiefs’ lead on a four-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes. That drive was aided by a Toney 65-yard punt return that set the Chiefs up at the Philadelphia five-yard line.
Toney was acquired from the New York Giants ahead of the 2022 trade deadline. Needless to say, he picked the perfect time to have the biggest game of his young NFL careerWANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.