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Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt got into the end zone twice in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers, and now everyone thinks he's back on good footing.


But that's not exactly the case. 


Sunday marked the second time in three games Hunt failed to rush for more than 50 yards, and he's now accumulated only one reception for five yards on the season as a whole. In fact, Hunt has only seen three targets this season. In comparison, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara had 20 targets, in yesterday's game alone!

And it's not like Hunt is getting fewer touches because of a running-back-by-committee approach. Oddly enough, Chiefs wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins each logged two carries, while quarterback Patrick Mahomes logged five carries and Spencer Ware only had one on Sunday.


The Chiefs have now scored at least 38 points in each game this season, but it looks as if Hunt may be the odd man out. To make matters worse, the Chiefs are going to more zero-RB formations, and Hunt's snap count has suffered incrementally in each of the first three weeks. 

All in all, the most troubling sign is Hunt's lack of involvement in the passing game. Last season, with the king of check-downs, Alex Smith, playing quarterback for the Chiefs, Hunt grabbed 53 balls on 63 targets for 455 receiving yards and three touchdowns

Now three games into the NFL season, Hunt has got a lot of catching (pun intended) up to do if he's going to match those 2017 numbers. 


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