After scoring on a 75-yard pass with just over three minutes to play, Hill's momentum carried him through the back of the end zone and into a padded wall.
For the second straight season, the Kansas City Chiefs lost their sixth game after a 5-0 start, but unlike previous year, there shouldn't be as much concern following a 43-40 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
Gostkowski's kick marked the final three of 30 total points that were scored in the fourth quarter between the two teams, dealing the Chiefs their first loss of the season.
Still, the Patriots eventually secured a 43-40 win off the foot of Stephen Gostkowski, who made the game-winning field goal for New England as time expired.
Early on, the game looked like it might be a blowout.
However, the Chiefs score 31 points in the second half and America had a great shootout to watch. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski earned his 500th catch in style.
The 41-year-old did it again on Sunday night.
After the game, Hill commented on the situation. Before the scoreboard changed to read 'Chiefs 40, Patriots 40, ' Tom Brady was already beaming.
On the health front, the Chiefs' defense was completely beat up.
"We will learn a lot from this game", he said.
The Patriots did a good job on Hill in the first half. "He was everything we saw in film".
Cornerback Stephone Gilmore on his impressions of Mahomes: "He's a great quarterback". Purely anecdotally, Brady missing open receivers seems to have happened more often this year than in the past. It is unfortunate that the team that ended up with the ball won.
While he only finished with two tackles on the score sheet, Hightower's performance overall can't be understated as he had a strong showing on a night where the Patriots definitely needed it most.
Sunday's game didn't start well for Mahomes.
Players acknowledged afterwards that this game was fun - nearly like sandlot football. That's what the football season's all about.
Said Brady, "It was pretty good". "It was tough at times when we had leverage on him then he just ran full speed the other way". "They doubled three guys on the play". We were making plays. "Glad we had our last shot and glad we took advantage of it".