OPEN THREAD: Can Redskins stop Jamaal Charles?

OPEN THREAD: Can Redskins stop Jamaal Charles?
December 6, 2013, 5:15 am
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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs the ball during the second half of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38.

(Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles comes into Sunday's game as one of the premiere runners in all of the NFL, and the Redskins will be geared up to stop him. The dual threat does it all for the Chiefs, catching passes out of the backfield as well as dashing through the line.

So who is the key for the Redskins defense to slow Charles? Does the d-line need to show up big, even without the injured Stephen Bowen? Or is the key the linebackers, led by Perry Riley and London Fletcher, to limit the big gains from Charles? One thing most can agree is that if the defensive secondary is bringing down Charles, the Chiefs runner has likely already gained too many yards.

Something must give: the Redskins defense ranks in the middle of the NFL allowing more than 10 yards per game on the ground. The Chiefs, with Charles getting the bulk of the action, average more than 120 yards per game.

On Sunday when the Chiefs face the Redskins, in what could be inclement weather, will Washington be able to slow Jamaal Charles? Let us know in the comments.