Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles registered a season high 177 yards against the Bills on Sunday and has earned plenty of fans among the defense that he cut up.
“I compare him a lot to that guy in Tennessee [Chris Johnson],” (nose tackle Kyle) Williams said. “He’s got that type of speed and he’s booking it for that edge until you make him stop it. He’s slippery and he can do some things. He did a good job for them today.”
Charles gashed the Bills for six runs of at least 10 yards, including three over 18. The Chiefs had nine total runs of 10-plus yards.
“The thing is, we fit up most of the runs well,” (leading tackler Paul) Posluszny said. “We hold them to two yards or three yards, and then they’ll break one for 11 or 12. That’s the main thing, we’ve got to stop those ‘X’ plays, which we call runs of 10-plus yards. We fit up the run a lot, but we have to do it every time, especially against a stud back like [Charles] who is such a threat whenever he touches the ball.”
It’s scary to think that Charles’ 8 yard per carry average was actually his third best of the season. The only thing holding Charles back from leading the league in rushing is his limited carries. Over the Chiefs first 6 games, Charles averaged just 13.5 carries a game before getting the ball 22 times against Buffalo.
With the Chiefs next opponents currently ranking 26th, 31st and 29th in run defense, expect a huge month for Charles and Thomas Jones.