One of the mini-stories from the Jacksonville Jaguars game against the Kansas City Chiefs was the battle between Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey. The two had a little back and forth through the media leading up to the game, taking some playful shots at one another.
So how did the match up actually go?
“I felt like I did pretty well – really well to be honest,” Ramsey said after the game when asked how he thought he did against Hill. “I held my own. But, it doesn’t matter.”
I didn’t think Ramsey would actually cover Hill one-on-one all that much, let alone shadow him the whole game. From initial watch, that didn’t happen but Ramsey did end up playing straight up on Hill quite a few times and the results ended up with about two receptions for about 40ish yards. Hill ended the day with four receptions for 61 yards, which included a 36-yard reception getting behind Ramsey after beating the jam.
“Yeah I was,” Hill said about his match up after the game. “I love a challenge no matter who it is I’m always going to step up to the plate. I’m going to win some, he’s going to win some. We’re both pros, that’s what it’s about.”
All in all, Hill’s impact on the game was limited considerably more than it was in his previous games this season, but he did catch him over the top one time. Ramsey had some other plays where he jammed Hill out of the play on some timing passes down the field, but overall I think it ended up being a wash on the day.
“No issue,” Ramsey said when asked if he spoke with Hill after the game or if he had issues with him. “Tyreek and I are cool. I’ve been a Tyreek fan since he came in. Last week, I was surprised at his words. And, then when I talked to him after the game, he was like, ‘I said you were great.’ But, everyone knows what he kind of said. So, I had to take a shot back at him. But you know, I respect him as a player.”
It was a fun match up to watch and Hill is a dangerous player that can take the top off the defense at any moment. It should be an interesting match up in the playoffs.