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Let's talk about the Chiefs' offense, which Preston Tucker Authentic jersey vanquished Brady's Patriots during a stunning opening to the 2017 season. Coach Andy Reid has seemingly taken the shackles off Smith, who has more completions on passes traveling more than 25 yards in the air in two games (three) than he did during an entire 14-game campaign in 2014 (two). Smith had nine such throws last season, but this is unquestionably a more aggressive downfield emphasis from a quarterback who was criticized for holding the Chiefs back by checking down over the past several seasons. Will he keep that up? Probably not. It's tough to believe that Smith is a totally changed passer after two games given that we have years of evidence to the contrary. Smith overthrew an open Tyreek Hill on what would have been a long touchdown and hit Chris Conley on a deep fade route to seal the game last weekend against Philadelphia, but on the whole, he averaged just 5.0 air yards per http://www.authentichoustonastros.com/Preston-Tucker-Jersey throw against an excellent Eagles defense, well below the 6.5 air yard-average of 2016. Week 1 was probably an exception to the Smith Rule. His running back might have a stronger case, although Hunt is probably not going to be the best big-play back the game has ever seen. Consider that he already has three 50-plus yard plays through two weeks, which is as many as any running back in the league had over the full 17-week slate in any of the past four seasons. The last time any single back had more than three 50-plus yard plays in a campaign was when Adrian Peterson produced seven of them during his MVP season in 2012. Can Hunt lead the league in yards from scrimmage, though? It's certainly possible, especially given Mark McGwire Womens jersey how his 355 yards have him more than 100 yards ahead of second-place Antonio Brown (244) through two games. The Chiefs look like an excellent team, which means plenty of fourth-quarter carries while finishing off trailing opponents, with one of the few effective offensive lines in football. Hunt has also established himself as a workhorse back, racking up 30 carries to just one for backup Charcandrick West. If Hunt can stay healthy, he's as good of a candidate to approach 2,000 yards from scrimmage as anybody else in the league. The Texans were the presumptive favorites to lead the league in sacks heading into the 2017 season thanks to their three star edge rushers, with Watt returning http://www.authenticoaklandathletics.com/Mark-Mcgwire-Jersey from back surgery to accompany the duo of Clowney and Mercilus, who combined for 13.5 sacks and 39 quarterback hits in the future Hall of Famer's absence a year ago. With both Clowney and Watt healthy to start the season and the Jaguars coming to town, a hot start seemed in the cards. Instead, through two games, Houston's threesome has exactly zero sacks. Benardrick McKinney and Kareem Jackson have the Texans' three sacks, while the three edge rushers have combined for two hits, both by Watt, on a combined 308 snaps. The game script against the Jaguars might have kept the hounds off Blake Bortles, but against a dismal Bengals offensive line, Houston's big three couldn't sack Andy Dalton once on 38 dropbacks. Maybe we should have seen Logan Forsythe Youth jersey this coming. Watt, after all, is coming back from a serious back surgery. The hype surrounding Clowney has always been about what he could do based on a series of stunning plays going back to college; even in his breakout 2016 season, Clowney mustered only six sacks and 17 knockdowns, roughly in line with Emmanuel Ogbah's 5.5 sacks and 16 quarterback hits. And yet, we're probably a little too harsh to judge the Texans after two games. Think about the 2013 Rams, who finished third in the league in sacks with a core of Michael Brockers, Chris Long and Robert Quinn before adding Aaron Donald in the first round of the 2014 draft. Through the first six weeks of the 2014 season, the Rams accrued exactly one sack. From Week 7 on, though, their 39 sacks led the league. The Texans, with similar talent up front, should get going soon enough. It's a surprise to see Anderson leading the league in rush attempts and being second in rushing yards given his relative ineffectiveness last season and the tough schedule http://www.authentictampabayrays.com/Logan-Forsythe-Jersey the Broncos faced to start the season. While the Broncos have gotten out to early leads against the Chargers and Cowboys, Anderson hasn't been salting away games late; 25 of his 45 carries have come during the first half of Denver's wins. Can he keep it up? Probably not. For one, even given those first-half splits, rushing titles are almost always won by players on playoff teams with opportunities to kill clock in the fourth quarter. Even after the 2-0 start, ESPN's Football Power Index projects the Broncos to win only 9.5 games, meaning that Trevor Siemian will need to throw to catch up in the second half of games close to half of the time.