Just in case there was any doubt in your mind, it can be alleviated. The Kansas City Chiefs’ running back, Jamaal Charles was awarded the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his Week 15 performance.
Charles’ record breaking performance during Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders is all most “talking heads” on NFL Network, ESPN and any other sporting network are talking about. In case you’ve been trapped on a mountain with no cell phone coverage or internet, here’s a recap of Charles’ performance from Sunday.
Charles scored on the first play from scrimmage from 49 yards out on a screen pass from Alex Smith.
On the very next drive, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid called a similar screen pass to Charles on third and 19. Charles got the 19, and then decided he’d grab another 20 enroute to a 39 yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, after the Chiefs defense recovered a Matt McGloin fumble, Charles did the other thing he does best. He powered the ball in from the one yard line for a touchdown.
Then, just to make sure that the Raiders wouldn’t forget his name, Smith hit Charles on a third screen pass, and the running back made a perfect cut back inside to score from 16 yards out.
Finally, in the third quarter, after the Raiders scored three touchdowns on three consecutive drives, Charles took back over when he caught a beautifully thrown pass from Smith on a wheel route. Charles cut the run back towards the middle of the field and left the two defenders in his dust. By the time he reached the end zone, there wasn’t a black jersey within 15 yards of him.
Jamaal Charles became the first running back in NFL history to catch four touchdowns and rush for one.
Thank you for the highlight reel, Jamaal and congratulations on being named the AFC Player of the Week!