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Chiefs Vs. Bucs Preseason: Running Backs Stay Strong

The Kansas City Chiefs running back situation is getting interesting. I'm not sure a lot of folks are aware of some of the talent in the backfield.

In game one, Thomas Jones ran just two times for two yards and Jamaal Charles was easily the best running back on the field.

In game two, Jones rushed eight times for 29 yards. On a handful of occasions he was able to get the short first down so he served his purpose. He looked OK -- not bad but not great. Charles is still easily the best running back if you go by on-field performance in the first two preseason games.

Charles once again averaged over five yards per carry on Saturday night with 26 yards on five carries.

There are a few interesting notes about the Chiefs running backs on Saturday night.

  • Jones lost a fumble on the first series of the game. Even worse considering Todd Haley and the coaching staff were preaching a fast start all week.
  • Jackie Battle had a good night rushing the ball 11 times for 59 yards leading all rushers.
  • Tyler Palko had 28 yards rushing on four carries, the highest per-carry average on the team.
  • Kestahn Moore and Javarris Williams may be playing for the same spot on the roster. Moore was inactive for this game and Williams rushed four times for 10 yards.