The Kansas City Chiefs are down, 20-3, to the Detroit Lions in the third quarter, but it could be and might be much worse if running back Jamaal Charles is significantly injured. He left the game midway through the first quarter after making his way out of bounds and hitting into the Lions' mascot. Here is the video of what happened:
As you can see, Charles took two wobbly steps when he was pushed out of bounds before crashing into the mascot. He was then carted off the field. That is not a good sight to ever see.
Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster have attempted to get the rushing game going, but no one back has emerged as the clear runner of choice. Matt Cassel is 7-of-10 passing, but he has two interceptions.
If Charles' injury is serious, this will be the second consecutive major injury the team has had. Eric Berry was lost last week due to a torn ACL.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has looked good, completing 15-of-25 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. Nate Burleson leads the receivers with six receptions for 66 yards, but Titus Young had a flashy 43-yard reception. Former Denver Broncos tight end Tony Scheffler has a 36-yard touchdown reception.