Jamaal Charles has been one of the few bright spots for the Chiefs this season. Since taking over the reigns as the Chiefs lead back following the departure of Larry Johnson, Charles has racked up 489 yards in only 93 carries for a healthy 5.3 yards per carry average. Keep in mind that Charles only got 6 carries for 36 yards in the Jacksonville game.
Though he has had some trouble against tougher defenses like Denver (3.1 YPC) and Pittsburgh (3.4 YPC) he has been very successful against weaker opponents like Oakland (5.7 YPC), San Diego (6.6 YPC), and Buffalo (7.2 YPC). The Bills currently rank dead last in the NFL against the run, giving up an average of 170 yards rushing per game.
The Browns are ranked 29th against the run (just below the Chiefs) giving up an average of 148.2 YPG. Charles has shown the ability take advantage of weaker defenses so look for the Chiefs to go to him a lot on Sunday. It appears the Chiefs are trying to keep Jamaal around 20 carries per game but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get a few more this weekend as the Chief coaching staff attempts to take advantage of what might be their last winnable game of 2009.