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Alex Smith Miraculously Avoids Patriots Rush, Hits Jason Avant for Big Gain

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Thomas DuffyFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 6, 2017

Who knew Russell Wilson was playing quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday?

Turns out he changed his name to "Alex Smith," too.

With the Chiefs needing a spark midway through the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, Smith miraculously eluded a sea of Pats rushers on third down.

Once in the clear, the quarterback connected with Jason Avant for a big gain near midfield.

Smith later capped off the drive with a touchdown to Albert Wilson, cutting New England’s lead to 21-13.

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