The idea for this post originated months ago with a mistaken assumption on my part. Specifically, I wrote in a comment thread that Frank Gore was obviously a better short yardage runner than Jamaal Charles. MNChiefsFan challenged me to back up my statement, and when I did the research, I found that Charles is far and away the better running back with fewer than 2 yards to go. In fact, Charles compared favorably to any other big time running backs that I examined at the time. Who knew?...
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