Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher on how the team will split touches between Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis: I think the Chiefs will adjust to game conditions each week, maybe using one guy if he’s far more effective than the other. But the Chiefs like the potential they have in using both players a lot. They like the idea of keeping both players fresh well into the game. I’m not suggesting Charles won’t ever again play games in which he gets the ball more than 25 times. I’m sure he will. But the days of the Chiefs relying so heavily on Charles week in and week out are over. They have too many other good skill players like Davis and tight end Travis Kelce for that to happen.
It worked well against the Patriots, when Charles saw 21 touches to Davis' 17, but the game got out of hand pretty quickly, and the Chiefs won't have the luxury of giving 38 touches to their running back every week.