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Chiefs’ Alex Smith took out a Chargers defender on a lead block

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. The Associated Press

Quarterback Alex Smith threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 13 yards, and he also threw a killer lead block during the Chiefs’ 30-13 win over the Chargers on Saturday night.

In the third quarter, Smith ran the option with Kareem Hunt, and Smith found himself out in front with a chance to throw a block.

That is precisely what Smith did. Smith didn’t consider avoiding contact as he took out Chargers safety Adrian Phillips.

Take a look:



Phillips left the game with an injury because of the play. Here is another look:


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