Jamaal Charles must have pounded a bunch of energy drinks before the Chiefs took on the Raiders on Sunday. The running back hit the ground running — or flying — scoring five touchdowns.
In case you’re wondering, that ties Abner Haynes (1961) for the Chiefs’ single-game record for touchdowns from scrimmage. He’s also the first player since Clinton Portis in 2003 to score five times in a game.
What’s more important, his contribution helped clinch a 56-31 victory and a playoff spot for the Chiefs. Remember, Kansas City had the worst record in the league last season. Amazing.
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Let’s recap all of Charles’ exploits from Sunday:
1. He started with this 49-yard catch and run in the first quarter:
2. Charles reached the end zone again in the opening period when he hauled in this 39-yard pass:
3. JC skipped into the end zone from a yard out in the second quarter:
4. Then he got another score before halftime on this 16-yarder from Alex Smith
5. Then came the most electrifying play of the day, when he turned on the jets during this 71-yard touchdown: