We recently looked at the record-setting first year by Kansas City Chiefs QB
Below is a chronological look at the Top 10-overall plays made by Smith's receivers or tight ends.
Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway made his first-career NFL reception count, literally. Leading the Jacksonville Jaguars, 7-2, late in the first quarter, the Chiefs faced a first-and-goal from the Jags three-yard line, when Alex Smith found Junior in the back of end zone. Hemingway's unbelievable "Dancing with the Stars"-worthy footwork followed his great grab, resulting in six points.
For the first time in franchise history, the Chiefs played in front of the Arrowhead Stadium crowd, wearing all-red uniforms. Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe made sure the uniforms weren't all Chiefs fans were talking about, catching four passes for 56 yards and one TD in the team's Week-2 win. The star WR's first touchdown of 2013 came in the third quarter, trailing the Cowboys 13-7; Bowe's 12-yard score (his 40th-career TD) gave the Chiefs a lead they wouldn't relinquish, topping the Cowboys 17-16.
Chiefs TE Sean McGrath made his third start of the 2013 season in Week 4, recording his first-career NFL touchdown reception, a five-yard pass from QB Alex Smith. McGrath, who finished the day tied for the team lead in receptions, with five catches, and led the team with 64 yards receiving, hauled in the first score of the game, before the eventual Chiefs win, 31-7.
Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster caught seven passes for 67 yards in the Week-8 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. His 28-yard grab in second quarter pushed the Chiefs lead to 20-7, before the eventual 23-7 victory. The touchdown was his fourth-career receiving score and his fifth-career offensive touchdown.
Chiefs WR Donnie Avery gave the Arrowhead Stadium crowd a reason to cheer, early in the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers in Week 12. Avery's double move and the on-point throw from Chiefs QB Alex Smith gave the Chiefs a 7-3 lead. The 32-yard touchdown pass gave Avery his second TD of the season, 14 for his career. Avery finished with four receptions for a team-high 91 yards in the contest.
Junior Hemingway got the Chiefs out of the gate early in Week 13 against the Broncos, thanks to his 17-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Junior's second-career TD grab gave the Chiefs a 7-0 lead in the game; he finished the contest with three catches for 42 yards and the score.
Entering the Week-14 matchup against the Washington Redskins, Dwayne Bowe told me he loves the snow; he showed it, catching four passes for 69 yards and a 21-yard TD in the team's 45-10 win. The score was D-Bowe's 44th-career receiving TD.
The 'Bowe Show' continued in the playoffs as Dwayne hauled in a 63-yard reception from Alex Smith in the first quarter of the team's Wild Card matchup against the Indianapolis Colts to tie the longest pass reception in postseason action in franchise history. His 63-yard catch tied Elmo Wright’s reception against Miami on Dec. 25, 1971. Bowe finished the contest with eight catches and 150 yards (new Chiefs playoff record) and the score.
10) Donnie Avery vs Colts - AFC Wild Card Game - (1 reception, 79 yards, 1 TD)
The record for the longest postseason reception didn't last long, thanks to Donnie Avery's 79-yard reception in the second quarter of the same game. "DA" used his breakaway speed to get by the Colts secondary, coasting into the end zone.
Did I miss some plays that you think should be on the list? Tweet me (@KCChiefs_Reid) your favorite play from the Chiefs TEs/WRs this season!