How Kareem Hunt broke down the Patriots

Last Thursday, Kareem Hunt put up a monster performance versus the Patriots. In this game, he gained 246 total yards and scored three touchdowns. He looked amazing in the Kansas City Chiefs’ zone blocking scheme. He consistently made guys miss near the line of scrimmage with his ability to slip arm tackles. He was decisive with the football and showed plus vision to find the correct running lane. In my opinion, he is an ideal zone running back and in just ten outside zone running plays, he gained 63 yards with 41 of those yards coming after contact.

In addition to his running prowess, he caught all five of his targets. In three of those plays he was used a checkdown receiver, while on his long 78-yard touchdown pass he was used a mismatch versus the Patriots’ linebacker.

The Chiefs won this game, in my opinion, due to Kareem Hunt’s abilities, the offensive line that blasted open holes, and Andy Reid’s game planning.

Samuel Gold

Sam founded NFL Breakdowns after working his way through the journalist farm system and is enjoying life in the big league. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Sam didn’t choose the Redskins, the Redskins chose him. Out of a love for the game and an insatiable curiosity to determine why his beloved team was underperforming, Sam turned to studying film in NFL Breakdowns.