Here’s the Jamaal Charles Fumble that Blew the Game for the Chiefs (Video)
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles fumbled the ball twice in last night’s game against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
The first Jamaal Charles fumble came in the opening quarter, with the game still scoreless. But Charles was able to atone for this one by scoring a touchdown a few minutes later with a nice 34-yard run.
Unfortunately, there would be no atoning for the second. It came with the game tied and less than a minute remaining in regulation. It was recovered by Denver’s Bradley Roby and returned for a touchdown. And it cost the Chiefs the game.
Take a look:
Talk about a heartbreaking loss.
Of course, Jamaal Charles is a great guy, and he handled it like a man.
Here’s what he had to say for himself after the game:
“It’s one of the hardest feelings right now that I’ve felt in a long time. I caused us the loss today. I tried to put the team on my back, and I ended up losing the game. It’s all on me tonight. “I was just trying to make a play and [wasn’t] careful with the ball, and one of the defenders punched it out. I should have been smarter and put two hands on the ball.”
Of course, it’s not really all on him. Charles wasn’t at all responsible for the other 24 points the Broncos scored. But standing up and taking your shots like he did earns you a lot of respect in the locker room.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]