- Mike Sando, NFL Insider
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A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 15.
Pickings were slim in the NFC West this week. Real slim. Oh-and-four slim.
This will be brief.
Charles is fast. The Chiefs were already on their way to a likely victory when Charles broke through the Rams' defense with 4 minutes remaining. Bartell was coming off a shoulder injury that had sidelined him the previous week. He easily could have conceded the run out of self-preservation, but how a team loses can matter. The Rams did not quit. Bartell tracked down Charles and tackled him at the 2-yard line.
Kansas City scored on its next play to put away the game, 27-13.
Bartell finished with eight tackles. He brought down Chiefs running back Thomas Jones after gains of 1 and 3 yards. He tackled the Chiefs' Dexter McCluster for a 4-yard loss. He took down Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel after a 3-yard gain on first-and-10.