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Travis Benjamin’s Heroics Save the Bolts

“That was huge,” said Rivers. “You know, we called that play a few plays earlier. I’m not sure where I threw it but Travis came up to me and said, ‘Hey, if we call that again, I think I’m going to have a chance.’ I trust my receivers so much because they don’t tell you they’re open when they’re not. They tell you what really happened. So, then we called it again and I said, ‘Alright Travis, I’m going to give it a shot and peak at you and see.’ Sure enough, he came roaring in there with that speed and made a great catch. He’s never in there in the slot running a bender with four verticals. He’s never in there. It was one of those, ‘Alright Travis, we’re going to trust you. Get in there.’ Sure enough, he was in at the right time. Those are two huge plays in that drive.”

“The first one was a play we were seeing earlier that we talked about on the sideline,” Benjamin added. “I told them, ‘Hey, I came open on the first one,’ so we got back to it and Phil beamed the ball to me. It was a great catch, a great throw. I held on to it.”

Benjamin wasn’t done playing the hero.

With 1:10 to go in the game and the Bolts staring at a 4th-and-7 from the Chiefs’ 37-yardline, Rivers once again looked and fired in his direction. He unleashed a perfect laser on as good a throw you’ll see all year, and Benjamin hauled it in, made some moves and dashed down to the 14 for a 26-yard gain.

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