Just when you thought we were done with postseason awards, we have one more. This time it’s USA Today taking a look at the best and worst of the 2010 NFL season, with the Chiefs checking in as the “Best Rushing Unit”.
Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs: Charles’ 6.38 yards a rush ranked second behind Jim Brown’s all-time record of 6.4. He and Thomas Jones helped Kansas City to a league-best average of 164.2 rushing yards a game, a weapon that helped the Chiefs win the AFC West at 10-6.
The Chiefs also played a part in making the Buffalo Bills the “Best Four-Win Team” by being one of two playoff teams to beat Chan Gailey’s crew in overtime on their way to a 12-loss campaign despite putting up one helluva a fight.
I’d argue that Charles deserved to be the “Best Breakout” over Arian Foster, but that’s just my lingering disappointment with people in general that have washed over the Chiefs running back in favor of the league’s leading rusher. After the numbers Charles put up in 2009, you can’t call him a breakout player, no matter how close he was to the most efficient rushing season of all-time.
If you missed our Chiefs awards, you can check them out here.