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Chiefs Prevail Over Eagles As Kareem Hunt Shines Again

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 Kareem Hunt Shines Again As The Chiefs Beat Eagles 27-20

The Chiefs were at Arrowhead for the first time this season on Sunday. This game featured a lot of storylines, such as Kelce versus Kelce and mentor versus pupil (Andy Reid &  Doug Pederson). The Chiefs were playing their first game since losing Eric Berry for the season in week one. Philadelphia was looking to spoil Kansas City’s home opener, as Doug Pederson returned for the first time. The Chiefs protected their home turf, as Kareem Hunt shines again in week two. Here are a few takeaways from Sunday’s game.

Kareem Hunt Shines Again

Kareem made his name known in week one after a historic performance in New England. Upon fumbling his very first NFL carry, Hunt rebounded in a big way. He totaled 246 yards from scrimmage and three total touchdowns. The 246 yards were the most by a rookie in their debut in NFL history. Even after his record-breaking performance, questions loomed if the rookie could do it again. Hunt provided answers.

After a slow start against a strong Eagles defensive front, Hunt got it going in the second half. Kareem carried the ball 13 times for 82 yards and two total touchdowns, including this 53-yard touchdown late in the 3rd quarter. Hunt added 23 yards receiving, and also powered in a two-yard touchdown late in the game to seal the game for the Chiefs.

Travis Kelce Rises To The Occasion

With a quiet week in week one, Travis Kelce looked to take advantage of the Eagles inexperienced secondary. Kelce produced matchup nightmares all game long. Smith looked for Kelce early and often, as Reid and Smith were trying to get him more involved than last week. For the sixth time in eight games, Kelce exceeded the 100 yard mark. Tallying up 8 catches for 103 yards and a score, Kelce continues to build his case for best tight end in the league.

Stellar Defense By The Home Team

Kansas City played without their star on defense for the first time this year. After suffering a torn Achilles tendon in week one, Eric Berry will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Bob Sutton used Eric Murray and Daniel Sorensen periodically to take over Berry’s spot. However, the Chiefs felt Berry’s absence. Berry was able to hold Gronk to 33 yards in their matchup week one.

In week two, however, Ertz caught five passes for 97 yards. Sutton and the defense made up for Berry’s absence by continually putting pressure on Carson Wentz.

Chris Jones played a big part in week two after never getting his name called in the first game. This week, however, Jones tallied three total sacks and an INT. Justin Houston continued to be a disruption by getting two sacks himself.

The mentor got the best of the pupil this time around. Andy Reid and the Chiefs were able to use their variety of playmakers to put points on the board. Kareem Hunt shines for the second straight week, as a star is being born. The Chiefs will look to continue their strong run game, as they begin their AFC West games next week against Los Angeles.