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Hunt steps up after Ware's season-ending injury

Posted: 8:19 PM, Sep 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-22 01:19:43Z
Hunt steps up after Ware's season-ending injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When starting running back Spencer Ware went down with a season-ending knee injury in the preseason, the club immediately turned to rookie Kareem Hunt.

They knew what they had.

Through two games, Hunt leads the NFL in rushing and in total touchdowns. He's a fantasy football owner/offensive coordinator's dream.

"He’s at a spot right now where he’s catching a lot of footballs, he runs with power, mentally he knows where he’s at, he’s able to block for us," says offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. "You don’t always find that with every back."

The Chiefs return to the road Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Kansas City has won 11 straight division games.