NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 23: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by Jonathan Casillas #52 of the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 23, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Jamaal Charles Runs Wild, Helps Chiefs Send Saints To 0-3

In a battle of winless teams, the Chiefs prevailed over the Saints. Jamaal Charles combined for 288 yards from scrimmage, including a 91-yard touchdown run.

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Chiefs Vs. Saints Game Recap: Kansas City Rallies In Overtime Against New Orleans

The Kansas City Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points in the second half and overtime of Sunday's 27-24 win against the home favorite New Orleans Saints. As a result, the Saints are still winless three weeks into the 2012 season and the Chiefs picked up their first victory of the season.

New Orleans was in control all the way up until the end of the third quarter when the Chiefs started to make their rally. Jamaal Charles, who posted an insane 233 yards on the ground Sunday, ran for a 91-yard touchdown to chip into the Saints' lead.

The Saints' offense became stagnant, and Ryan Succop converted on a couple of field goal attempts to help the Chiefs get back in it. Then there was the Drew Brees safety that brought Kansas City within just three points of tying the game.

Succop hit the game-tying field goal (43 yards) in the fourth quarter, and the winner (31 yards) in overtime.

Fantasy studs/duds: If you don't have Charles on your fantasy team, you're out of luck because he went off for 233 yards on Sunday. Succop would've worked for kickers, too.

Odds/Gambling: This was actually an upset. The Saints were nine-point favorites to beat the Chiefs and were well on their way to exceeding that spread until the 21 unanswered points by Kansas City.

Injury info: Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster left the game with an elbow injury and his status is unknown.

Next week, the Chiefs (Arrowhead Pride) are at home against division foe San Diego Chargers. The Saints (Canal Street Chronicles) play

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Jamaal Charles Hits The Gap, And He's Gone

Offense hasn't come easy for the Kansas City Chiefs this year, but thankfully RB Jamaal Charles is keeping the Chiefs in the game against the New Orleans Saints with this mammoth 91-yard TD run.


Charles hits the hole, and he's gone. What's even more impressive is that he got ankle tapped by a defender on the way through, and it only barely showed him down. The Chiefs need a lot more out of Charles if they hope to get back in this game.

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