Jamaal Charles Trails Arian Foster In NFL Rushing Title Race

KANSAS CITY MO - DECEMBER 26: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Thomas Jones #20 after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 26 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles didn't have his best day of the season on Sunday when rushed 13 times for 77 yards but he did bump his total to 1,380 yards on the season which now puts him in second place in the NFL behind Houston Texans RB Arian Foster who is at 1,436 yards.

So with one week to go, Charles needs to out-perform Foster by more than 56 yards to get the NFL rushing title. 

We could still see big days from a few other players to make the race interesting. Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson is in third with 1,325 yards, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, who did not play last week, is in fourth with 1,324 yards and Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner, who plays Monday night, rounds out the top five with 1,256 yards.

There's a lot that can happen but right now it looks like it's coming down to Foster and Charles. That's a reason to feed Charles a few more carries on Sunday.

But there's also a reason to give those carries to Thomas Jones. He's currently at 879 yards for the year just 121 yards of 1,000 yards for the season.

So that's quite the decision if the Chiefs are in a position next Sunday to go for one of those.

What you could focus on, though, is what they've been able to do together. Because together they're the best duo in Chiefs history (2,259 yards) passing Larry Johnson and Priest Holmes' combined total (2,201 yards) in the 2005 season.

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