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Jamaal Charles had the game of his life as he carried the Chiefs to a come-from-behind win over the woeful New Orleans Saints. Charles had 33 carries for 233 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown. He also added 6 catches for 55 yards. For any fantasy owner that stuck with him after his 22 total yard performance last week, which in most leagues equals 2.2 points, they were handsomely rewarded with 288 total yards and a touchdown. In most leagues that equals 34.8 points.
The Chiefs are now at 1-2 which puts them in a three way tie for second place in the dreadful AFC West. The San Diego Chargers faced their first good opponent of the year and lost to the Atlanta Falcons by 21 at home. Just as I said after week 1, the Atlanta Falcons’ loss was not a bad one. Next week the San Diego Chargers come to Arrowhead as the battle for mediocrity will continue. If the Chiefs win they will have a share of the AFC West lead. This is a must win for the Chiefs because the following week the Baltimore Ravens will be coming to Kansas City.
If Jamaal Charles is really back to his former 2010 self then expect most teams to load the box. This isn’t a bad thing though because it means fewer defenders in coverage for Matt Cassel to read. The Chargers were trounced last week on the ground and through the air so this is a good opportunity for the Chiefs. Because of the lack of competition in the AFC West, the Chiefs have to win these early season games against the Raiders and Chargers. The Broncos will improve on a weekly basis as the Broncos receivers become more comfortable with Peyton Manning. Any lead the Chiefs can build early in the season will help in the long run.
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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles improved on his rushing total from a week ago by 230 yards in Week 3, rushing for 233 yards on 33 carries and a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Charles only had six carries in Week 2 but he looked electric in gashing New Orleans Sunday. He also caught six passes for 55 yards. Continue to start him as a RB1.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs were trailing New Orleans 24-6, well on their way to a third straight humiliating defeat. Then the defense stiffened, Jamaal Charles started to gouge the Saints for big yards and Kansas City suddenly has new life.
The Chiefs (1-2) will try to build on the momentum generated by the 27-24 overtime thriller next Sunday when they face the San Diego Chargers...
Week 3 brought us a match-up between two teams desperately in search of their first win. The New Orleans Saints played host to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. After losing by at least two touchdowns in their first games of the season, the Chiefs found themselves in the same predicament well into the third quarter against the Saints.However, Kansas...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Desperate times, desperate measures. Feel like playing a little center, Eric Winston?
"No, no," the hulking Chiefs tackle said Monday, the first Victory Monday of Kansas City's young 2012 campaign. "We're in deep trouble if that happens, I promise you that."
Speaking of trouble, win No. 1 in New Orleans a 27-24 overtime escape came...
The Chiefs were trailing New Orleans 24-6, well on their way to a third straight humiliating defeat. Then the defense stiffened, Jamaal Charles started to gouge the Saints for big yards and Kansas City suddenly has new life.
The Chiefs (1-2) will try to build on the momentum generated by the 27-24 overtime thriller next Sunday when they face the San Diego Chargers in an AFC West...
During today’s overtime win over the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster suffered a bad shoulder injury.
“McCluster was in the process of making a catch and falling to the ground when he braced himself with his left arm. His elbow bent backward unnaturally and he left the game. He’s officially questionable to return,” wrote NFL.com.
All good things came in three's today so why stop the flow now. It was whacky improbable and hard fought. But the Chiefs prevailed over the Saints thanks to six field goals by kicker Ryan Succop.
Kansas City WR/RB Dexter McCluster left the game on Sunday with an apparent elbow injury.Fantasy Spin:McCluster had one rushing attempt for five yards and three receptions for 28 yards. Wide receivers Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston should see more opportunities.
Week 3 is over and the only thing you hear about is the replacement refs but the only guys that really matter are the kickers!
The “Mess in Miami” is something that was not Vanderjacked worthy. Dan Carpenter missed two field goals, including one in overtime. Carpenter was only 2-4 on the day and certainly must take the brunt of the boos on this one. Of course not much went right...
NEW ORLEANS - Sunday was like a homecoming for Jerrell Powe. The former Ole Miss football player now with the Kansas City Chiefs came off the field smiling when he saw familiar faces. And also because his team had just won in dramatic fashion.