If Jamaal Charles can still stand, he has a chance to do something special in the second half.
The Chiefs running back has 125 rushing yards in the first half, as his team has committed to old school football. It’s the first time the Ravens have allowed a 100-yard rusher in the first half since James Allen of the Bears did it in 1998.
Matt Cassel has thrown just seven passes (one was a spike) against 34 runs (20 for Charles), in a 3-3 tie with the Ravens.
The Chiefs finished the half in about the Chiefs-iest way possible.
After pounding the ball to the Ravens’ 7-yard line, they, were called for offsides, and lost yardage on the next two runs, before Ryan Succop pushed one through from 30 yards. Missing it would have been perfect.
They closed the half by punting on fourth down rather than trying a long field goal, which was made longer when they took a delay penalty following the spike.
Charles’ heroics aside, the score stands as it is because the Chiefs have turned it over twice, bringing their league-high total to 17 this season.