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The worst news of week 5

Yes Chiefs fans, what you've heard is true. Jamaal Charles is out with a torn ACL. But Chiefs fans aren't the only ones who lost on this one, we all did. NFL Week 5 winners & losers (Grantland)

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Schefter: MRI confirms Charles tore ACL

The MRI taken on Jamaal Charles' injured knee confirmed a torn ACL but no other ligament damage, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Charles likely will miss the rest of the season. He was hurt in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

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14hEric Karabell

Four downs: How to replace Jamaal Charles

Eric Karabell sums up the Week 5 Sunday games, noting that despite the many points scored, an injury to Jamaal Charles overshadows all.


Chiefs RB Charles has torn ACL, out for season

An MRI has confirmed what the Kansas City Chiefs feared during Sunday's game: Running back Jamaal Charles has torn the ACL in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

Don't give up on Jamaal Charles' eventual return to Chiefs (1:04)

What's next for Chiefs at RB?

The Chiefs retreat to licking their wounds after losing star RB Jamaal Charles in their one-point loss to the Bears on Sunday. So who will the Chiefs look to now at RB? Four Downs (Insider)


Teicher on how Charles' injury impacts team

NFL Nation Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher joins Football Today to discuss the mood in Kansas City following Jamaal Charles' injury, which RB will take over the lead role in the backfield and the strength of the front seven.

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Chiefs to work out RB Pierre Thomas

Kansas City is preparing for the worst after RB Jamaal Charles suffered a serious knee injury Sunday, which is believed to be a torn ACL. It will bring in former Saints RB Pierre Thomas for a workout, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team also is expected to work out Ben Tate.

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Berry & Yates on who replaces Charles

With Jamaal Charles likely being lost for the season, Matthew Berry and Field Yates give you direction on which Chiefs' RB you should look to pick up.

Charcandrick West a must-add in fantasy (0:57)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid raised possibility that DeAnthony Thomas could fill in at running back for Chiefs, who also have Spencer Ware on practice squad. Each could be an alternative to Ben Tate. "We'll look in-house first before we go outside," Reid said.

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Who's next in line in Chiefs' backfield?

Knile Davis has performed well as Jamaal Charles' backup in years past, but Charcandrick West got most of the work in relief on Sunday. Who will be the lead dog moving forward? NFL rumors roundup

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid indicated he spoke with Jamaal Charles after the injury. "He's obviously down but he's been positive about coming back."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles is getting MRI on injured knee now

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Chiefs to visit with RB Ben Tate

Free-agent RB Ben Tate could get in the mix as the Chiefs' only options currently are untested Charcandrick West and No. 3 Knile Davis.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs are bringing in RB Ben Tate for a workout on Tuesday. Tate has played for Texans, Browns and Vikings. The Chiefs are looking for a running back help after losing Jamaal Charles.

22hBill Barnwell

Grantland: Week 5 Takeaways: Separation Anxiety

The good teams are starting to break away from the bad as we watch Andy Dalton take a leap forward, the wheels come off in Detroit, and the conservative route costing the Titans a win.

Chiefs look to Davis, West to replace Jamaal Charles (1:16)
Could Ray Rice fill RB void in Kansas City? (0:38)
Expect Jamaal Charles to have full recovery (1:00)

Team Stats

Passing Yards233.821st
Rushing Yards109.818th
Points For23.4Tied-14th
Points Against28.6Tied-29th

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