A frame-by-frame look at Jamaal Charles' touchdown run against the Bills, followed by his wipe-me-down celebration and celebration with teammates. (Photos by Gabriel Christus)
I'd been wanting to get in the end zone since I played in Week 1.
When I get the ball in my hand, I try to score every time. Every time I play and I get the ball, that is the goal: to help my team out, get as many yards as I can. It can be an explosive play, a 5-yard play, anything I can do to help my team win.
It felt good to get back into the end zone on Sunday, but all the credit goes to the linemen and coaches calling the right play and the right time.
The line did a great job blocking, man, and getting up on their guys. They made it easy for me. Once they got up on their guys, I saw the guy over-running me, so I tried to make a move on him. Then I saw 'E,' and I was grabbing onto E, just pulling him, pushing him into the end zone.
I felt like I got my mojo, you know what I'm saying?
But it's always on to the next game. This is a big week for us. We're playing against a team in our division. We need this game, especially at home. We're in the first quarter of the season. You want to finish 3-1 right now.
I've actually got a pretty good history against the Raiders. People make it big, Raiders week, but for me, the Raiders have always been a tough team to face, with the Chiefs and now with the Broncos. It's still going to be a tough task. It's a division game, so they're going to come with it.
I did a lot of stuff against the Raiders, but I guess whenever my number was called, I just tried to make a play. And that's what I'm going to do this week. Whenever my number is called, I'm going to help my team win and make a play.
We've all got to go in because we're going be off next week. But our main focus is the Raiders game. We go win this game and worry about who's next after that. We've got a long season after that.
This team's special. As long as we stay healthy — that's all any NFL team wants; they just want to stay healthy. We've got a special group here. We've got a lot of talent on this team, and we've just got to take it one week at a time and come in and work hard and don't lose focus of the goal.