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Jamaal Charles confirmed out for the rest of the season

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Week five of the NFL season is almost in the books and barring something even more monumental happening in tonight's Pittsburgh Steelers vs San Diego Chargers game, we have the biggest headline.

It wasn't the fact that Eli Manning threw over 400 yards to guide the New York Giants to victory on Sunday night, or even that Aaron Rodgers threw his first interception at home since 2012.

What now for Kansas?

The biggest story has come from the Kansas City Chiefs as the fans worst fears have been confirmed.

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Star runningback Jamaal Charles has been confirmed out for the remainder of the season after a scan revealed that he suffered a torn right ACL during the Chiefs 18-17 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

It is not the first time that Charles has seen his season cut short due to injury but this may be the most disastrous for the Chiefs.

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Charles went off during the game with the Bears on Sunday and what followed was a complete implosion from Kansas City.

Charles went down without contact against the Bears while he was trying to cut back on one of his runs which have been instrumental for the Chiefs so far this year.

The Chiefs completely crumbled though without their star runningback with him leaving the field with the score at 17-3 to Kansas.

They fell 18-17 in the end after the Bears scored two touchdowns in the final 3:05 of the game to send the Chiefs to 1-4 and a four game game losing streak.

Charles suffered a similar injury back in 2011 but the Chiefs are currently enduring a desolate time for their passing game.

The Chiefs wide receivers have only scored two touchdowns in what is now close to two years and to lose their all-time highest rusher is a big problem for Andy Reid.

Who to turn to?

The second Charles went down the questions of who the Chiefs will turn to to replace him for the rest of the year began to surface.

They turned to Charcandrick West and Knile Davis in his absence but they only rushed for a combined 33 yards once they got their chance.

Some rumours have claimed that the Chiefs will turn to current free agent Ben Tate, the man who spent time with the Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings in 2014.

There have even been suggestions that Charles' absence could even open the dorr for a return to the NFL for Ray Rice.

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