Last month Christian Okoye Jersey , some scoffed when running back Jamaal Charles suggested that he deserves Hall of Fame consideration. e-day contract and retire as a member of the Chiefs, had a sneaky great career.Drafted in 2008 out of Texas, Charles exploded onto the scene in 2009, with 1,120 rushing yards on 190 carries, an average of 5.9 yards per attempt. He capped his second season with 259 yards on 25 carries (more than 10 yards per attempt) against the Broncos, the last of four straight 100-yard games.In 2010, Charles had only 40 more carries but more than 350 additional yards, pushing his total to 1,467 and his average to 6.4.The next year Marcus Allen Jersey , a Week Two torn ACL derailed Charles’ promising career. In 2012, he rebounded with more than 1,500 yards, an achievement that was obscured by the post-ACL MVP season from Adrian Peterson.In all, Charles had 7,563 rushing yard and five 1,000-yard seasons. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry, for each of his 1,407 career carries. Only four players in NFL history averaged more per attempt: Mike Vick (7.0), Randall Cunningham (6.4), and Marion Motley (5.7).Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Gale Sayers averaged 5.2 yards and 5.0 yards Larry Johnson Jersey , respectively.While Charles’ rushing total puts him at No. 56 on the all-time rushing list, Charles ended up with more yardage than Hall of Famers Leroy Kelly, John Henry Johnson, Floyd Little, Steve Van Buren, Hugh McElhenny, Lenny Moore, Ollie Matson, Gale Sayers, and Marion Motley.Then there’s the fact that, as the running game gathers less attention and workhorse tailbacks are fewer and farther between Joe Montana Jersey , there won’t be an overabundance of tailbacks competing with Charles for a bust. At some point, that could be the factor that gets the Hall of Fame to decide to push a running back through. At some point, Charles could be the running back who gets pushed. The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off their very first loss of the season, and power rankings from the national writers reflect that.One of them — Yahoo’s Frank Schwab — held the Chiefs steady, but most dropped the team a spot or two.The Chiefs started at third in our aggregated pundit power rankings when we tabulated the early ones on Tuesday morning, fell to fourth when the MMQB poll came in, and finally settled in to a tie for third (with the New Orleans Saints) when Elliot Harrison released his NFL.com power rankings.Here’s how the pundits ranked all 32 teams:Pundit Power Rankings for Week 7Chiefs AFC West Teams Other AFC TeamsHere's what the pundits we're tracking said about the Chiefs this week:ESPN (3rd from 2nd)MMQB (4th from 2nd)NFL.com (Elliot Harrison - 3rd from 2nd)SBNation (Rebecca Toback - 3rd from 2nd)Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer - 4th from 2nd)Yahoo! Sports (Frank Schwab - 2nd from 2nd)CBS Sports (Pete Prisco - 4th from 2nd)USA Today (Nate Davis - 4th from 2nd)Other power rankings we noticed this week:Bleeding Green Nation (Brandon Lee Gowton — 3rd from 1st) For as good as the Chiefs’ offense is, their defense has some real issues.NJ.com (Joe Giglio — 3rd from 2nd) There’s little reason for the Chiefs to be discouraged by Sunday night’s loss in New England. Patrick Mahomes showed me more in defeat than he has in any win. This offense is historically good, and the defense can only get better with health from Eric Berry and Justin Houston.Washington Post (Mark Maske — 4th from 2nd) QB Patrick Mahomes is great and the offense was clicking with a 31-point second half Sunday night at New England. But the defense failed to do its part and the Chiefs lost the first 43-40 game in NFL history. Getting injured standouts Justin Houston and Eric Berry back will help. But there are no excuses. The Chiefs simply must play better on defense with the players they have.NESN.com (Joshua Schrock — 3rd from 1st) Mahomes and Co. suffered their first loss of the season, but it was a valiant effort that showed they belong in the same conversation with the Patriots atop the AFC. The conference still could run through Arrowhead Stadium.Jaguars.com (John Oehser — 2nd from 1st) A worthy No. 2 that could be No. 1 again soonMile High Report (Pete Baron — 2nd from 2nd) I predicted 42-43 Patriots victory, so this came as no surprise. I can’t knock the Chiefs down for losing on the last drive of the game in Foxboro. 30 seconds is too much time to leave Brady Len Dawson Jersey , much less 3 minutes. The Chiefs are for real, and honestly, they very well might be in the Super Bowl. They aren’t your dad’s Chiefs anymore.After their victory on Sunday night, the Patriots gained two positions in our aggregated pundit rankings, while the Chiefs dropped one spot. The national writers are behaving exactly as you would expect — essentially forgiving the Patriots for their early losses.It will certainly be interesting to see how the number-crunchers evaluate the relationship between the Chiefs and Patriots when we look at Arrowhead Pride True Power Rankings on Wednesday.The pundits now see the Chiefs at the second-best team in the AFC — and with their 4-2 record and a lopsided win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the pundits now think the Los Angeles Chargers are right on their heels; the pundits moved the Chargers up five positions this week.The Denver Broncos fell another spot, and the Oakland Raiders have now fallen to 32nd in the estimation of the writers.Over in Denver, Mile High Report’s Pete Baron prefaced his power rankings with a plea for the firing of head coach Vance Joseph, and the return of Mike Shanahan.This seems unlikely six weeks into the season — but then again, I would have considered the return of Jeff Allen to the Chiefs roster as unlikely, too.Elsewhere Mitch Morse Jersey , the Dallas Cowboys moved into the middle of the pack, moving up seven spots after their 40-7 drubbing of the Jacksonville Jaguars — who dropped seven positions in the rankings.The Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans all fell six places after losses on Sunday.On Wednesday, we’ll fold in the Week 7 data from the number-crunchers, and bring you our True Power Rankings!Don’t forget to check it out!
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