The NFL Network revealed Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles as being ranked #20 on its list of the "Top 100 Players of 2013". There are plenty of Chiefs fans who will be quick to say Jamaal should have a higher ranking and you can't blame them, especially after his 2012 campaign.
There's no doubt that Jamaal Charles is as good as advertised, evidenced by his Superdome sprint in New Orleans, which covered 91 yards for the score. Charles ended the day with 233 yards rushing and the TD, helping the Chiefs overcome an 18-point deficit for the 27-24 victory in Week 3 last season.
Let's not forget that in 2012, Jamaal bounced back from a season-ending knee injury, suffered during the second game of the 2011 season, to rush 285 times for 1,509 yards (5.3 avg.) with five touchdowns, earning a trip to his second Pro Bowl. His 1,509 yards are a single-season career-high. Jamaal earned 80 of those yards during his TD run against the Cleveland Browns in Week 14.
What many people forget is that Jamaal Charles isn't just a fast and gifted running back; he's also a threat as a receiver. During last year's Week 4 matchup against the San Diego Chargers, Charles caught three passes for 23 yards, including a 13-yard TD, which came after a 37-yard TD run, earlier in the game.
Jamaal is entering his sixth season with the Chiefs and he looked great during the 2013 OTA and minicamp practices. If Chiefs fans get their wish, they'll see more games from Jamaal ending like his career-best performance against the Denver Broncos on January 3, 2010, when he rushed for 259 yards and two TDs.
So, while the debate over where Jamaal Charles (and his other four Chiefs teammates) belongs on the Top 100 Players of 2013 continues, as the saying goes, 'numbers never lie'; here's a list of Jamaal's rushing TDs, as well as a look at his career-high records earned during his five-year career.
2012 Regular Season
9/23 - at New Orleans - 91-yard TD
9/30 - vs San Diego - 37-yard TD
11/12 - at Pittsburgh - 12-yard TD
12/9 - at Cleveland - 80-yard TD
12/23 - vs Indianapolis - 86-yard TD
2010 Regular Season
9/13 - vs San Diego - 56-yard TD
10/24 - vs Jacksonville - 18-yard TD
11/28 - at Seattle - 29-yard TD
12/19 - at St. Louis - 80-yard TD
1/2/11 - vs Oakland - 47-yard TD
1/9/11 - vs Baltimore - 41-yard TD - Postseason
2009 Regular Season
11/15 - at Oakland - 44-yard TD
11/29 - at San Diego - 31-yard TD
12/6 - vs Denver - 11-yard TD
12/13 - vs Buffalo - 76-yard TD
12/20 - vs Cleveland - 47-yard TD
1/3/10- at Denver - two scores, including 56-yard TD
Single-Game Career Highs for Jamaal Charles
Rushing Attempts: 33 at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Rushing Yards: 259 at Denver (1/3/10)
Long Run: 91(touchdown) at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Rushing TDs: 2 at Denver (1/3/10)
Receptions: 7 vs. Buffalo (12/13/09)
Receiving Yards: 102 vs. Miami (12/21/08)
Long Reception: 75 vs. Miami (12/21/08)
Receiving TDs: 2 vs. Tennessee (12/26/10)
Atts. From Scrimmage: 39, at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Yards From Scrimmage: 288 at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Kickoff Returns: 6 vs. San Diego (10/25/09)
KO Return Yards: 158 vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09)
Long Kickoff Return: 97t vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09)
Kickoff Return TDs: 1 vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09)
Combined Net Atts.: 39 at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Combined Net Yards: 288 at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Sp. Teams Tackles: 2 vs. Denver (9/28/08)