Kareem Hunt is first player ever with 100 scrimmage yards in first seven games

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Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt gained 87 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving on Thursday night, putting him in exclusive company in NFL history.

Hunt is the only player ever to gain 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first seven NFL games. He was already the first player ever to gain 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first six NFL games.

How long can Hunt keep it going? If he can do it all year, that would be unprecedented. No player in NFL history has ever gained 100 yards from scrimmage in all 16 games of a season. Four players in NFL history have gained 100 scrimmage yards in 15 games of a season: Marcus Allen in 1985, Barry Sanders in 1997, Edgerrin James in 2000 and David Johnson in 2016.

Hunt has an NFL-high 1,002 yards from scrimmage this season, joining Eric Dickerson as the only players in NFL history to top 1,000 yards in their first seven career games. Dickerson set the rookie record with 2,212 yards from scrimmage in 1983, and Hunt is on pace to top that with 2,290.

If Hunt stays healthy, he has a chance to have a rookie season unlike any other in NFL history.

20 responses to “Kareem Hunt is first player ever with 100 scrimmage yards in first seven games

  1. Its really a shame that the Chiefs have been decimated with nasty injuries. Their defense anymore looks really porous and is giving up way too much yardage. Thru the first few games I thought they had a chance to really do something but now they are truly fading fast. The defense against the Raiders looked absolutely horrible.

  2. If he was the 1st player to do it in the 1st 6 weeks. Of course hes the 1st to do in 7 weeks. If he does it again will he be the 1st to do it in 8 weeks?

  3. And he’s only fumbled once, in 149 touches, which is great for a rookie back.

    That fumble of course, came on his first carry in the NFL.

  4. So it has been done 15 out of 16 weeks, which is amazing that other players have done it at least in 11 straight games, or 9 straight games.

    Incredible.

  5. Chiefs are the best team in NFL, despite the last 2 games. All media, especially Mike Florito crowned Pats the SB champs back in May. Chiefs turned them into clam chowder. Move over BB, Andy Reid is the new #1 coach.

  6. Oakland held him to 80 yards, they presented a blur print for the rest of NFL. Hunt had some good runs early but then was shut down, he couldn’t gain a yard. Other teams will see what Raiders did which is just keep the MLB on hunt all game

  7. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    October 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Chiefs are the best team in NFL, despite the last 2 games. All media, especially Mike Florito crowned Pats the SB champs back in May. Chiefs turned them into clam chowder. Move over BB, Andy Reid is the new #1 coach.
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    That was the first game of the year where upsets happen every year week 1….The reality is Chiefs defense is TERRIBLE….RAIDERS will end up winning the WEST. Raiders might lose only 1 more game in the entire year…The offense is back. Raiders should of win by 21 points if it was not for the refs..

  8. I hope he continues to do well but defensive coordinators get paid well to figure these guys out. See Robert Griffin and I forgot the other quarterbacks name.

  9. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:
    October 21, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    Oakland held him to 80 yards, they presented a blur print for the rest of NFL.
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    Actually, the Steelers game before and Texans same before that both stuffed him most part. In fact, his last three games compared his first three start his career/2017 season shows the big drop-off in results.

    Compare his first 3 games: 6 tds an 8.2 ypc, to his most recent 3 games: 0 tds 3.8 ypc… it becomes clear the bloom is off the rose he having not scored a td in a month. Too, far as yards from scrimmage, he should have a lot: he has touched the ball 2017 more than any other Chiefs player… anyone else would do something similar, with the same opportunity.

    Other than one run courtesy poor tackling by two OAK defenders, a paltry 3.1 ypc; Steelers held him to 2.3 ypc the game; Texans held him 1.8 one half, before so many carries his ypc seemed more respectable if still mediocre 3.7 the end (subtract his one decent carry & its down to 3.0 end the game.)

    Upshot: he is being ‘kareemed’ weekly now by NFL defenses, which figures to continue his downward trend. As the Chiefs descent same, this KC fan is concerned.

  10. How do you take away the best runs to determine his average? Did you take away his worst too or does that not fit your perspective…

    #failingstatistics

  11. Andy Reid gave him the ball two times in a row on the Chiefs final drive in Oakland. Andy, was giving his young player the opportunity to seal the victory with just needing 1 first down to win. The Raiders knew what the Chiefs were going to do and was able to stop him. Knowing the Chiefs offensive line is decimated right now, I’m going to have to chalk this final drive up on poor play calling on Andy’s part.

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