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Jamaal Charles injured his knee in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions. Every year Charles has gotten a chance to play, he has gotten better and had a 6.9 yards per carry last year before going down.
In 2010, Charles averaged 6.4 yards per carry, so 6.9 isn’t outlandish. During that 2010 season, Charles was keeping pace with Chris Johnson during his 2,000 yard campaign once he took over as the starter.
The one thing that could keep Charles from winning a rushing title is Peyton Hillis. Hillis is one year removed from a season that landed him on the cover of Madden.
The Chiefs typically use the running back that has the hot hand to take the bulk of the carries.
Charles will most likely regain his form. So as long as he can fight off his change-of-pace back in Hillis, he will be one of the early favorites to be the league’s leading rusher.
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