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Kareem Hunt has forced more missed tackles than any other running back, says PFF

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Hunt forced six missed tackles against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the football analytics website.

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Each week, Pro Football Focus shares some notes from the Kansas City Chiefs’ previous game as part of something it calls PFF Insights. The Chiefs got back on track against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night with a 45-10 victory.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes performed especially well once again when the offensive line held up, according to PFF:

Mahomes was 24 of 31 for 287 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and also had three dropped passes when seeing no pressure.

As you’d probably expect, running back Kareem Hunt graded well, according to PFF metrics.

Hunt rushed for 86 yards on 15 carries, with 72 of those yards coming after contact. Hunt forced six missed tackles on those rushes, and has now forced a combined 37 missed tackles, (31 on rushes and six on receptions) the most in the NFL among running backs.

Outside linebacker Dee Ford continued his outstanding contract season on Sunday night.

Ford picked up another three total pressures, one sack and two quarterback hurries, while also forcing a fumble. Ford has forced at least three pressures in every game this season, and his 36 total pressures as an EDGE rusher are tied for first in the NFL with Jerry Hughes of the Buffalo Bills.

Other Chiefs notes from PFF for Week 7

  • Patrick Mahomes now has a league-best 722 yards on deep passes, or passes that travel 20 or more yards in the air.
  • No Chiefs player performed better than cornerback Steve Nelson on Sunday night. Nelson was targeted in coverage six times and only allowed two receptions for 33 yards, while also adding two pass breakups. After letting up 103 yards in coverage in Week 1, Nelson has only allowed 264 yards over the past six games (44 yards per game), while being targeted 42 times during that span.