The defense’s problems quickly compounded. Cornerback Maurice Canady, lined up opposite Hardman, got out of his way and faded to the sideline, as if he expected safety help. Nearby, outside cornerback Anthony Averett, who appeared responsible for that deep third of the field, was deep enough to cover only the outside receiver. When Mahomes’ pass reached Hardman, no defender was within 8 yards of him. No defender was catching him, either.