By the time Kareem Hunt's Chiefs welcome the Bills to Arrowhead on Sunday, more than two months will have passed since his last visit to the end zone.
Week 3 of his rookie season, to be exact, when the Chiefs' big-strike attack was still a thing, unlike whatever that gimmicky offense Andy Reid brought to the Meadowlands Sunday for a field goal fest.
During the Chiefs' five-game winning streak to begin the season, Hunt averaged 22.6 touches and 155 scrimmage yards. Over his past five games — when the Chiefs have gone 1-4 — Hunt's averages dipped to 19 touches and 86.6 yards. Did defenses adjust, or has Reid gone away from his fastball and thrown more junk after his club's torrid start?
Meantime, Buffalo faces the Chiefs after allowing 11 combined rushing touchdowns and an average of 212-plus yards on the ground during its three-game losing streak. That after surrendering a total of five rushing touchdowns and 561 rushing yards amid a 5-2 start.
Hunt or Sean McDermott's run 'D' should get well on Sunday. Both team's seasons could depend on it.
1. Todd Gurley, Rams vs. Saints
2. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers vs. Packers
3. Mark Ingram, Saints at Rams
4. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs vs. Bills
5. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars at Cardinals
6. Melvin Gordon, Chargers at Cowboys
7. Alvin Kamara, Saints at Rams