This is what you call a “Welcome to The League” moment. De’Anthony Thomas, Kansas City’s 4th Round rookie speedster out of Oregon, broke an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown midway through the first quarter of the Chiefs’ preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Thomas shook one tackle, turned the corner, and hit the wedge at top speed, easily burning every player on the field.
While most of the night’s games were low-scoring affairs, Cincy and KC left their defenses on the bus. The two teams combined for 80 points in an offensive explosion won by the Chiefs, 41-39.