Posted December 16, 2013

Andy Reid: Jamaal Charles has my MVP vote

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Jamaal Charles (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Jamaal Charles has 18 touchdowns (11 rushing, seven receiving) this season. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had a spectacular day in Kansas City’s 56-31 win over the Raiders, with five touchdowns and 195 yards receiving.

Charles is fourth in the NFL with 1,181 rushing yards and has 11 rushing touchdowns. He also has 655 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns.

After the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked if Charles had a chance at any postseason awards, including MVP.

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“He’s got my vote,” Reid said. “All the folks that were here today, he’s probably got their vote. I don’t know how many anybody can be more valuable to a team and to the success that we have had than he’s had. I’m pulling for him.”

Charles has a chance to become the first player in NFL history with 10 rushing and 10 receiving touchdowns in the same season and could record only the fifth season of 1,350 rushing yards and 750 receiving (Marshall Faulk did it three times and Steven Jackson did it once).

After finishing 2-14 last season, the Chiefs are 11-3 and have already clinched a playoff berth.

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