The Kansas City Chiefs are beating the Oakland Raiders, at the time of writing, and they have a very surprisingly player to thank for it: defensive tackle Dontari Poe.
That isn’t to take anything from Poe, one of the top defensive linemen in the league for years now, but the method in which he contributed to the overall score was a little unorthodox, to say the least.
Poe lined up in the Kansas City backfield in a goal-line situation. Naturally, many thought he would be a fullback or extra blocker. But then he motioned to the outside in a three-wide set, and this happened:
That’s Poe, again a man of nearly 350 pounds, catching a bubble screen pass, tucking his head down, running into a pile and ultimately scoring a touchdown to help the Chiefs get the edge over their AFC West rivals. Officially, it’s a rushing touchdown as it was a screen.
Everybody loves a fat guy touchdown … except maybe the Raiders.