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Chiefs Hit the Halfway Mark

What 2nd Half Storylines Will Be the Biggest?

Fescoe In The Morning
October 31, 2017 - 5:28 pm
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Chiefs Second Half Storylines

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Will the run defense get better or will it stay the same?  That is the million dollar question as we get set for the 2nd half of the season.  I would love to think it is going to get better and it can get better.  It just has to happen from a few different areas.

The first thing is the scheme.  It may have to change

Now, while that is nerdy as can be, it makes a lot of sense.  The Chiefs need to play with more down linemen on obvious running downs.  That will help them take up space and make plays in the running game.

The second thing is the players.  They have to want to stop the run.  That means making tackles and sticking the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage.  This is a veteran filled team that wants to win a championship and when that kind of fire burns people can do super human things like this play from Monday.

However, if you don't have the want to, then things like this happen...Ole'

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Can Alex Smith 2.0 stay at this level or even elevate to 2.1 ?

His first half numbers are just so un-Alex like.

He's got 16 Tds and 0 picks. Yards per attempt at a career best 8.4 yards. His 115.4 rating is also a career high. And the deep ball. Fuh-get-aboutit.

For the first time he's passing the eye test too.

Still can he keep up this pace? 32 Tds and 0 picks? Not likely. You shouldn't expect him to. But does he need to be tops in the NFL in a bunch of stats for the Chiefs to win? Not necessarily. He's almost on a weekly grading scale, so each week will be important to gain your confidence that he can lead in the postseason.

We all know he'll be ultimately judged by the playoffs, but if he can continue to be a deep ball threat, not miss open reads, and limit turnovers he's got an opportunity to cash in on what's looking like a career year.

Welch - Will Kareem Hunt continue to be the best RB in the NFL?

Kareem Hunt currently leads the league in rushing with 763 yards. Just as impressive, Hunt has accumulated 307 yards receiving. With 1,070 yards from scrimmage, it has been an insane first half of the season for Kareem Hunt. I have often compared Hunt to LaDainian Tomlinson, and I 100% stand behind that statement.

Kareem Hunt has been breaking NFL records left and right. 

Hunt has also been showing that he is an all around back. Not only can he run and catch, he can block with the best of them as well.

If Kareem Hunt can keep playing like this in the 2nd half of the season, we won't just be talking about the NFL Rookie of the Year, we'll be talking about the MVP.

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