Kareem Hunt, Breeland Speaks come up big for Chiefs in Week 6
By Jalon Dodson
Player of the Week: Offense
An upsetting loss was not to be blamed on the offense. There were several players who stood out, one of the most prominent being the workhorse running back Kareem Hunt. Whether Hunt enjoys Gilette Stadium, or he’s just a very, very good player, he had a spectacular performance.
Although he only scored one touchdown, his performance helped the Chiefs in their comeback attempt. Triple-digit scrimmage yards, something he had done last year against the Patriots as well, is no easy feat for a running back. His five receptions for 105 receiving yards were second only to wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
- 5 receptions, 105 yards, 1 receiving touchdown
- 10 carries, 80 rushing yards
RUNNER-UP: Tyreek Hill (7 receptions, 142 yards, 3 receiving touchdowns; 1 carry, 0 yards)
Player of the Week: Defense
Although the defense performed extremely lackluster, there were some players who stood out from the rest of the pack. One of those players is a safety the Chiefs acquired late in the off-season.
Chiefs safety Jordan Lucas was acquired by the Chiefs for a 2020 7th-round pick in a trade with the Miami Dolphins. His position seemed to be primarily if not all special teams for the 2018 season. Injuries to four of the top safeties for the Chiefs, however, required Lucas to take a heavier defensive role. He did just that, playing all defensive snaps as the Chiefs’ starting safety. He nearly came up with an interception but wasn’t able to hang on. The near-pick would have been the second of his career.
- 10 total tackles (4 solos, 6 assisted)
- 1 pass defended
RUNNER-UP: Allen Bailey (2 solos, 1 assisted)