Hunt was rewarded on Sunday night for all of his work picking up tough yards early in the season. He scored three touchdowns, two on passes from Mahomes, in the Chiefs’ 45-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.
Hunt also rushed for 86 yards and caught passes worth 55 more. He provided the night’s most spectacular play in the first quarter when he broke several attempted tackles and then leaped over safety Jessie Bates for a 21-yard run.
The play set up Kansas City’s first touchdown, which was scored by Hunt on a 6-yard catch.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china
“It was just one of those runs you’ve got to get the team going,” said Hunt, who added he had hurdled defenders before in high school and college. “I’m never going to give up on a play. I’m going to fight for every half-inch.”
The play was a run/pass option for Mahomes, who initially regretted giving the ball to Hunt.
“I probably made the wrong read,” Mahomes said. “I handed it to him and it should have been a tackle for a loss and then he broke a tackle and jumped over a dude.
“You see guys jump over guys but they kind of build up. They kind of know it. He had just broken a tackle and I feel like he had just started to run and he just out of instinct jumped over him. … It was a pretty sweet thing.”cheap nfl jerseys china nike
Hunt, who led the NFL in rushing last season as a rookie, was largely left out of the Chiefs’ early-season offensive party. He rushed for 168 yards and caught only one pass in Kansas City’s first three games.
He still had three TDs in those three games, a testament to his penchant for getting the tough yards.