Written and Media by Bobby Neal.
The Kansas City Chiefs are off to a tremendous start as they are yet to be beaten. Three weeks deep into the NFL season and they currently sit at three wins and zero losses.
Kansas City’s rookie running back, Kareem Hunt, is shocking the league with his impressive running game. Hunt already has 401 rushing yards off 47 touches, earning Offensive Player of the Week. With Hunt performing at this level he’s projected to finish the season with 2,139 yards. That’s 251 attempts with an average of 9 yards per carry. Although he only has four rushing TD’s so far, Hunt is projected to have 21 this season. That’s not even mentioning yards through the air. Hunt only has two receiving TD’s, but with his effective play, the Chiefs look to get him the ball often.
Hunt spoke in the pre-season press conference about the upcoming season. He mentioned “It means everything. It means that [coach Andy Reid] trusts and believes in me. I’m very excited to be taking on such a big role, and I’m ready for the challenge.” This shows how much character Hunt has and how he approaches each game.
The last time Kansas City started the season off great was 2013. The Chiefs were 9-0 until they lost their last seven games. It was a disappointing downfall. But there was no Kareem Hunt then. Kansas City did indeed have star Quarterback Alex Smith, who came from the 49ers. Alex Smith has reached 3,000 plus yards every year he’s been with the Chiefs. Currently, Smith has 775 yards, so it’s safe to say that he is on his way to another 3,000-yard season. Passing at a 75% rate, Smith shows that he is ready to take this Kansas City offense to another level.
Other players like Tyreek Hill look to be effective throughout the season as well. Hill has 16 receptions, with 253 yards. It’s safe to say Hill is a target for Alex Smith. Hill averaged 15 yards per catch, with two touchdowns. He always looks to get open and be effective for this Kansas City offense.
Travis Kelce (TE) is also a go-to guy, with 14 receptions and 114 yards. Kelce starts his 5th season off on a good note with the Kansas City Chiefs as they try to keep the tide rolling. With this great energy, the Chiefs are starting to raise eyebrows.
The Chiefs are a perfect 3-0 so far and they have also covered the spread in each of their games. The AFC West powerhouse has been executing near-perfect football out of the gate, showcasing an explosive offense that features two young playmakers—second-year receiver Tyreek Hill and rookie running back Kareem Hunt—and a tough defense that gets after the quarterback and forces turnovers as well as anyone in the league.
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the teams to look out for this season. With the great new impact players they have in Kansas City, it would be fantastic to see the Chiefs take the city to new heights, places where the Chiefs haven’t been since the first ever Super Bowl. Kansas city is on a roll; the question is, can they be stopped?