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Kansas City Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt is special, and here’s why | Arrowhead Pride

Now to be fair, I’m a big fan of MOST of what Andy Reid has done this season (I wasn’t crazy about a few things vs the Chargers, but mostly he’s been brilliant). I have no problem saying that Hunt has come into a solid situation with the Chiefs: a well-run offense with creative play calling, enough pass threats to keep teams somewhat honest, and a run blocking group that’s done a nice job.

That said, a great deal of the success Kareem Hunt has had is due to his individual skillset, not the situation he’s landed in. Let’s talk about traits, starting with vision and decisiveness.

3-0 record is only one reason why Kansas City Chiefs are AFC favorites | ESPN

This year's team has a different look, like one built with staying power. Against the Chargers, quarterback Alex Smith continued to build on what so far is his best season by throwing two touchdown passes. In Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Smith has a trio of threats that he could only dream of in 2013. Back then, he worked with Jamaal Charles, but his best wide receiver was Dwayne Bowe and his best tight end Sean McGrath.

Chiefs-Redskins preview: 5 things to know about Washington | The Kansas City Star

Oakland’s Marshawn Lynch ran six times for 18 yards on Sunday night. The week before, the RamsTodd Gurley rushed for 88 yards in 16 attempts. In the season opener, the EaglesLeGarrette Blount had 46 yards in 14 carries.

Gurley’s numbers should encourage Chiefs fans who will watch Kareem Hunt try and add to his sterling numbers. He has 401 yards rushing through three career games, and is averaging 8.5 yards per carry.

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The difference in the game could come down to Kansas City’s secondary. In Week 2, the Chiefs allowed 333 yards through the air. This should prove promising for Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, who looked on point against the Rams, throwing for 179 yards and avoided an interception while tossing a game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. That, combined with an improved offensive line, should mean that Washington attacks the Chiefs’ secondary early and often.

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“I just always never let the first person bring me down,” Hunt said. “I know I have to make at least one guy miss, and if I do that, it’s usually a big gain. You know the line can’t block them all, so pretty much it’s just a mindset not to go down.”

Andy Reid not concerned with Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt’s carries | The Kansas City Star

“No, I think we’re OK with how we’re using him,” Reid said. “We’re still getting Charcandrick (West) in there for reps, and if the other (Akeem) Hunt comes along here we’ll have a third back that we’re comfortable with. I think we’re OK right now … I’ve used No. 10 (Tyreek Hill) in the backfield there where there’s pass routes, and he had a carry yesterday. I think we’re all right.”

Two big takeaways from Kansas City Chiefs 3-0 start | Arrowhead Pride

The other big takeaway for me is the Chiefs continue to finish. They are a fourth quarter team. I started writing my recap early last night and I was leading it off talking about how the Chiefs had that dagger in the first two games — the entire fourth quarter in New England and the deep Chris Conley pass against the Eagles. In the words of Mortal Kombat, they finished them.

America is going to be seeing a lot of the Kansas City Chiefs over the next 6 weeks | Arrowhead Pride

The Chiefs next six games will all have big audiences. They play in primetime four of their next six games. The two that they aren’t in primetime for are the top afternoon games. Check out the Chiefs schedule over the next six weeks (H/T Chase Snyder):

KC Chiefs-LA Chargers game recap, analysis, 9/24/17 | The Kansas City Star

So, I decided to bring this concept back this week as a way to recap the Chiefs’ latest game, a 24-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Make sure you read my gamer and report card and listen to our postgame podcast, too, but I thought this might be a fun throwback to days of old while also providing a service to those of you didn’t a chance to check out the game. I’ll do this in the future, depending on how popular it ends up being.

So without further ado, let’s set the mood with some music:

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"The fact that he was able to say that to me is really one of the cool things I think sports can take to the world," Conley told USA TODAY Sports after the Chiefs’ 24-10 victory over the Chargers. "In this locker room there are so many different backgrounds and varying opinions and ideas, and he was able to come to me and say, 'Hey, respectfully, I disagree. But I support you because you’re my teammate. And if this is something that’s important to you, it’s important to me.' "

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