The Chiefs at Texans game will be played out under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football.
"It's a great feeling", Hunt said.
The Chiefs amassed 450 yards and 29 first downs. He needs one more to tie Joe Delaney's franchise rookie record of five set in 1981. Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson are exceeding expectations and in Chiefs vs Texans, whichever rookie plays the best could decide the outcome. He may have lost to the best team in football at home in primetime, but the future, and present, is blinding bright for the Texans at the quarterback position with Watson under center.
"Just keep fighting", Watson said at his post game press conference. "But ... just knowing him and knowing the type of guy that he is, he's an fantastic human being". Hunt has forced a total of 25 missed tackles on rushing attempts, which is more than any other player has forced on runs and receptions combined. He's the first Chiefs rookie to have 600 yards rushing since Christian Okoye finished with 660 in 1987. Since entering the NFL in 2011, Watt's led the league in sacks and hits with 239 and tackles for no gain/loss (106).
Anytime that a team loses two pieces as talented and pivotal as those, it's not good for that club. "Those guys have my back". I cannot imagine that they will get any worse, and I know that it will be interesting to watch who they sign next, how many points they can score per game, and how many times over the defense will impress. "I really think he's an excellent young quarterback and I thought he kept competing right to the end". Elusive. Big arm. Sees things. "Houston is lucky to have him". Watt was injured early in the first quarter, and the team later announced that he had sustained a tibial plateau fracture, but didn't provide any details on how long he'll be out.
The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year delivered an emotional response on social media Monday morning, apologizing for not being on the field with his teammates.
This match, while entertaining, was host to few game-changing injuries, most notably, J.J. Watt who was led off the field by fellow team members after collapsing on the field.
Chiefs' safety Steven Terrell suffered a concussion on the opening kickoff and tight end Travis Kelce is in the concussion protocol after experiencing memory loss at halftime. In the end, in a lower scoring game than many project, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to stay unbeaten on the season. The wise guys say Houston, and that's the play plus 1.5. "Alex has always been good with that ... and our ball carries are hanging onto the ball, receivers are hanging onto it".
Hopkins (4 rec, 52 yds) had three and Fuller (2 rec, 57 yds) had two for Houston.