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Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles is AFC offensive player of the week

Updated: 2013-12-19T05:08:03Z

By RANDY COVITZ

The Kansas City Star

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was selected AFC offensive player of the week for his five-touchdown performance last Sunday at Oakland.

Charles had eight catches for 195 yards and four touchdowns in becoming the first NFL running back to catch four touchdown passes in a game. His five total touchdowns tied the franchise record set by Abner Haynes in 1961.

The award gives the Chiefs a grand slam in AFC player of the week awards. Linebacker Tamba Hali (twice) and Justin Houston have been defensive player of the week; and kick returner Dexter McCluster and Ryan Succop have been special teams honorees; and Houston was defensive player of the month for September.

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