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Why Kareem Hunt’s carries dropped vs. Cowboys

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Something I didn’t notice during the Chiefs-Cowboys game but looks like an egregious error after the fact is that Kareem Hunt was hardly used in the second half.

I didn’t realize he didn’t have any touches after that. My first thought was the Chiefs were passing more and they might like Charcandrick West more as a pass blocker and the Chiefs were passing more in the second half of this game. Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress was asked about that and here’s what he said.

“Some have to do with protection,” Childress said. “Some have to do with freshness between him and Charcandrick (West). Some guys take a better look at plays than others. They’ve all got their little niche that we try to fit them into.”

Still, there’s something not right about Hunt not seeing more touches in the second half. He’s shown he’s a playmaker so he’s one of those guys you might have to force the ball to once in a while. He was shut down in the running game but perhaps he could’ve gotten going in the passing game.