The Chiefs have a good plan for ending their two-game losing streak: Put it all in the hands of Jamaal Charles.
Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson told reporters this week that the team's All-Pro running back will be featured heavily over the next four games as Kansas City looks to capture its second straight playoff berth.
"We as a staff, and me as a coordinator, I have to allow him to touch the football as often as we can," Pederson said, per The Kansas City Star. "You look at the stat sheet and look at the targets and the number of touches that guys get, and then you go back and say, 'Oh, I wish I would have done this or I wish I would have done that, or more of this or less of that,' after the game, win or lose."
Charles is averaging 17.4 touches per game, which is a far cry from the 26.6 touches that DeMarco Murray has seen through 14 weeks. Charles is a smaller back, and may not be able to hold up to that kind of workload, but his owners would like to see the Chiefs feed him the ball without being too predictable about it. That said, it's not wise to tell the media about your intentions to feed him the ball. Charles has a tough matchup with the Cardinals in Week 14, but he's an elite talent who can produce against anyone given the opportunity.