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The Kansas City Chiefs, normally not a team known for its clever offensive plays, may have run the funkiest formation for a touchdown on Sunday.
On the one-yard line in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders, the Chiefs ran a play to get 345-pound defensive tackle Dontari Poe an easy touchdown with a formation that looks difficult to stop.
According to Sam Mellinger of The Kansas City Star, the play was called “Hungry Pig Right” and featured 316-pound guard Zach Fulton, 242-pound fullback Anthony Sherman, and 230-pound tight end Demetrius Harris forming a diamond around Poe.
When the ball was snapped, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw a backward pass to Poe, who was behind his diamond formation, then charged ahead for the easy score.
Was it a pass or a rush?
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That’s over 1,100 pounds rushing toward the end zone, which looks pretty difficult to stop.
According to Mellinger, the Chiefs practice this play at least twice a week when it’s in the game plan. The play has reportedly never not worked in practice, but until Week 6, the Chiefs hadn’t actually run it in a game.
For the sake of not being predictable, the Chiefs may not turn to Hungry Pig Right each week, but when they find themselves at the goal line, this seems like a simple, successful play to run.