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How Did Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles Not Win Player of the Week?

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File this one in the "I just don't understand" category. Despite better numbers than the competition, and an all-time great rushing game, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles did not win the AFC offensive player of the week award.

Seriously?

The award instead went to Willis McGahee for his 167 yard, three touchdown effort for the Baltimore Ravens in a playoff-clinching victory.

Charles, as you know, racked up 259 yards and two touchdowns.

The NFL press release mentions McGahee and the Ravens' "must-win scenario" last weekend.

Well, I think Charles' performance was more impressive statistically and, with nothing to play for, he and the Chiefs knocked the Broncos out of the playoffs.

ESPN.com's Bill Williamson asks the same question I have: How can a player be 37 yards off the NFL single-game rushing record and not earn a player of the week award?

Maybe it's the east coast bias (Just kidding..kinda). Maybe it's the "must-win" thing. Maybe it's that the NFL didn't want to give the lowly Chiefs two POTW awards on the final weekend of the regular season.

Some things I'll never understand.

(H/T WtexKC in the FanShots)