Two of those touchdown plays were at least 70 yards, an 86-yard kickoff return in the Chiefs' win in Denver and a 70-yard run in the Chiefs' win at Arrowhead Stadium. He also had a 3-yard reception for a score and a 3-yard run for a touchdown in Kansas City's overtime win in Denver.
"I've said he can always go the distance in any way he gets the ball," said Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. "He has a lot of speed; he's one of the fastest guys we face, maybe the fastest."
The Chiefs started the season well by successfully defending late against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. New England had four possessions in the fourth quarter as they tried to rally for a win. The Patriots punted three times and the Chiefs had a fourth-down stop.
That game, against one of the NFL's all-time great quarterbacks and one of this season's top passing and scoring teams, was the only one of their seven this season that ended with the Chiefs in victory formation and quarterback Alex Smith taking a knee.
The Chiefs recently switched Nelson from injured reserve to IR; designated for return. That means Nelson will indeed return sometime this season.
The Cowboys just beat the 49ers but visit the Washington Redskins, host the Kansas City Chiefs, and travel to the Atlanta Falcons over the next three weeks. Counting the San Francisco game that’s four consecutive games against teams with shades of red jerseys.
This is a four-game stretch that will likely define the Dallas Cowboys season, especially considering the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Redskins on Monday Night Football, giving them the NFL’s best record at 6-1.
"MAC guys are hungry,'' Hunt said. "Those big-time schools, not to knock them, but sometimes they're not as hungry as MAC guys."
As for Escobar, he was drafted in the second-round of 2013 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He was with the Cowboys for four seasons and spent the 2017 preseason with the Kansas City Chiefs. During the preseason, he finished with four catches for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Apparently Kareem Hunt didn’t get the message because when he was coming out of the draft people talked about his ability to make people miss. You hear that a lot so I didn’t expect it to be quite so true in year one. This PFF stat puts into context how many broken tackles he has.
I know a lot of you are upset that he’s seemingly dropping into coverage more than usual, but I am taking that as a sign that the coaches know he’s not at Full Pass Rush Juice. If that’s what’s happening, that’s a big problem.
We can all pick out our pet projects about why that game — honestly, that’s as close as a game as you can have, it’s like the Chiefs won the popular vote but lost the electoral college — swung to the Raiders and many of them are true.
But there is no question in my mind that they would’ve won if Houston was at the NFL’s week 7 version of full strength.
"We are continually assessing our staffing needs, which are impacted by a number of factors – business plan objectives, industry changes, staff departures and client demand, to highlight a few," Chiefs president Mark Donovan said in an email. "We established this particular position in our business planning process with the purpose of cultivating new business relationships while continuing to invest in our current partners and suite members. This process led us to a number of quality candidates with whom we had discussions, and we are excited to have Kim join our team.”