If there’s one play that sums up the Chiefs’ unlikely 7-0 start, it had to have been quarterback Alex Smith faking a hand-off to no one, and the play working for a touchdown.
The Texans, as you might imagine, were caught off guard, with several defenders standing there like Wile E. Coyote when he realizes he’s gone off the cliff, as Smith ran 5 yards for the touchdown that put the Chiefs ahead just before halftime.
“Yeah, we made that play up,” running back Jamaal Charles said with a laugh, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “I went the wrong way. I was moving around and all the formations were moving all day, and I just forgot which way to go.
“My mind went blank, and I’m just glad that Alex was able to execute the play and score.”
The score was Smith’s first rushing touchdown of the year, and continued a run of success without fantasy stats. He hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in three weeks.
But his unconventional running attack, as with all things Chiefs at the moment, is working.