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'Freak of nature' Tyreek Hill scores 3 TDs in Chiefs' win

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With its offense stuck in the mud, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to rookie Tyreek Hill.

The boogie-hopping playmaker answered the bell, scoring three touchdowns to propel the Chiefs to the 30-27 overtime win over the Denver Broncos.

Hill's first score came on his specialty, special teams, where he used his blazing speed to scamper 85-yards for a touchdown. He caught nine passes for 52 yards and a score. He also added a 3-yard rushing touchdown.

Hill became the first player with a rush TD, receiving TD, and a kick return TD in the same game since Hall of Famer Gale Sayers in Week 5, 1965, when the Bears' great was a rookie.

Hill's three scoring plays are impressive in their diversity:

"A freak of nature," center Mitch Morse called Hill, via the Kansas City Star.

"He's that fast and that electric," added Travis Kelce.

Hill's blazing speed adds a dimension the Chiefs' offense that otherwise lacks any field-flipping elements. With Jeremy Maclin still out with a groin injury, the shifty pint-sized playmaker has taken over as Alex Smith's go-to wide receiver target.

The Chiefs rightly took heat from fans after drafting Hill this spring. In college, Hill pleaded guilty to domestic abuse by strangulation. The details are despicable -- including punching his then-pregnant girlfriend in the stomach and choking her. Hill took responsibility for his actions after the draft.

The K.C. brass has defended selecting Hill in the fifth-round, citing a desire to give the young man a second chance. As Sunday showed, thus far, Hill has made the most of that chance.

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