Now that we've had our meltdowns about the KC Chiefs loss to the Buffalo Bills it's time to start figuring out why the Chiefs lost to the Bills.
Ooh! Ooh! I know the answer to this one!
Besides the defensive ineptitude, the Chiefs lost to the Bills because Jamaal Charles played only 28 percent of the snaps. 21 snaps! He saw six carries for three yards. No, not a good number but Charles is still one of your playmakers. You need him on the field.
Shaun Draughn played more than Jamaal Charles. Peyton Hillis played 13 more snaps than him. Even last week's mystery man Jonathan Baldwin nearly doubled him up in snaps.
This is all so confusing.
Is he hurt? Does he suck all of a sudden? Was this part of the game plan?
Update: We have an answer.
Crennel says Charles had sore knee yesterday but would play vs Saints— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) September 17, 2012
Charles' last carry came midway through the third quarter. The Chiefs were only down 21-0 at that point so the game wasn't totally over (well, yeah it was but whatever).
Everyone's wondering the same thing and we don't have any answers.
'RE: Why did Charles not play much questions' - I'm not sure - maybe he's not 100%? I'm sure Romeo will be approached about this.— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 17, 2012
Wow, Jamaal Charles has just six carries for 3 yards.— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) September 16, 2012
So, was Jamaal Charles hurt or is there something in the water in KC that turns everyone into Todd Haley? #LeadLinedGoblet— Michael Tanier (@MikeTanier) September 17, 2012
Just checked twitter to see if Jamaal Charles got hurt today...nope, the Chiefs just stink....— Alec D (@hexnductionhour) September 16, 2012
Anybody know what the hell happened to Jamaal Charles today? Did he get hurt? No way he only got one carry for 3 yards— Adam Reed Cahill (@AdamRCahill) September 16, 2012
Is Jamaal Charles hurt? Every other Chiefs back has at least 50 yards.— Bam Bam Bigelow (@OnlyAnthem) September 16, 2012
wait, did jamaal charles get hurt? why's he only got 6 carries?— Nathan White (@loverofsports) September 16, 2012
Anyone know why jamaal Charles has 4 fantasy points? ...and Hillis is getting all the game time? Is he hurt?— Christopher Tricase (@Tricase13) September 16, 2012
Where the hell is #Jamaal Charles at??!! Is he hurt??????— David McAdoo Jr (@dmcado81) September 16, 2012