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Jamaal Charles wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week award

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday by the NFL for his record-breaking, five touchdown performance against the Oakland Raiders last Sunday.

It is Charles’ first award of the year and he joins teammates Dexter McCluster (Week 4) and Ryan Succop (Week 8) who both won the Special Teams’ award, and Tamba Hali (Weeks 6 and 14) and Justin Houston (Weeks 1 and 3) who have both won the Defensive Player of the Week award two times.

In announcing the award, the NFL highlighted Charles’ day:

  • Charles totaled 215 scrimmage yards (195 receiving, 20 rushing) with five touchdowns (four receiving, one rushing) in the Chiefs’ 56-31 win at Oakland.
  • Charles became the first player in NFL history with at least four touchdown receptions and one touchdown run in a single game.
  • His five total touchdowns are tied for the fourth-most in a game in league history and just one shy of the record. Three players scored six touchdowns in a game: ERNIE NEVERS (November 28, 1929), DUB JONES (November 25, 1951) and GALE SAYERS (December 12, 1965).
  • Charles’ 195 receiving yards were the fifth-most by a running back in NFL history.
  • Through Week 15, Charles has an NFL-best 18 total touchdowns (11 rushing, seven receiving).
  • In his sixth season from Texas, this is Charles’ third career Offensive Player of the Week award. He most recently won the award in 2012 (Week 3).
  • Charles is the first running back this season to win AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Quarterback Alex Smith also received votes for the offensive award this week for his five passing touchdowns and a perfect QB rating achieved (158.3). Safety Eric Berry garnered votes for the defensive award due to his two tackles, his two interceptions, and one interception return touchdown.


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