Mecole Hardman Sparked A Chiefs Comeback, But First He Called His Shot

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With Kansas City trailing Houston 24-0 in the second quarter of Sunday's AFC Divisional round playoff game, Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman returned a kick from his own end zone all the way back to the Texan 42-yard line, injecting life into his team and into a rabid crowd at Arrowhead Stadium.

What would follow is a record-setting comeback, as Kansas City outscored Houston 51-7 the rest of the way — resulting in the first playoff game in NFL history during which a team trailed by 20-or-more points, only to win by 20-or-more.

Eleven months ago, Hardman was asked about the AAF's decision to take the kickoff out of its short-lived game. Here's what he had to say:

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