KC Chiefs: Five Toughest Running Backs to Face in 2016

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Sep 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) rushes during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) – Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

The KC Chiefs have been a team prone to running the ball, but they’ll face some teams who are prone to the exact same thing this year. Who are the toughest running backs that they’ll face this season?

Everyone likes a good running back. They’re fast, explosive, and can change the direction of a game at any moment.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been fortunate to have one of those running backs in Jamaal Charles. Though Charles missed most of last season after suffering an ACL injury, he’s been the best running back in the AFC West for several years now.

Charles might be the best in the division, but he’s certainly not the best in the league. At 29 years old and nearing the end of his career, there are other running backs in the NFL waiting to be the next big thing.

The Chiefs will have their hands full with some of these big name running backs in 2016. With the NFC South on the schedule for 2016, the Chiefs will see some explosive offensive players and will need to be able to stop them from making big plays.

Who are the five toughest running backs on the 2016 schedule? Let’s take a look.

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