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Chargers Leading RB Melvin Gordon ‘Week to Week’ with Sprained MCL

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is week to week after he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Sunday’s 45-10 win over the Cardinals.

Gordon sustained the injury when the Chargers ran a reverse during the third quarter. He had scored two touchdowns and rushed for 61 yards in the game before the injury.

The fourth-year standout, who missed the Week 7 game against Tennessee due to hamstring injury, is fourth in the league in average yards from scrimmage per game (125.5) and is sixth in the league in rushing with 802 yards. He has already scored a career-high 13 touchdowns, which includes nine rushing.

Austin Ekeler is expected to become the lead back if Gordon misses any time. The Chargers (8-3) begin a tough stretch this week at Pittsburgh.

Rivers Unstoppable; Chargers Dominate Cardinals 45-10 to Move to 8-3

It was a record breaking day for Chargers QB Philip Rivers, as he broke a couple records in the Chargers route of the Arizona Cardinals, winning easily 45-10.

It didn’t start all sunny for the Bolts, who fell behind the Cards early 10-0, but once they settled down, Rivers could not be stopped, setting a NFL record with 25 straight first half completions.

On the day he went 28 of 29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters. It was also his 11th straight game with multiple TD passes.

He set two marks in the huge win, tying the NFL record for consecutive completions and set marks for the most to start a game and the highest percentage in a game.

Mike Williams and Melvin Gordon each had two touchdowns in the runaway win for Los Angeles. Gordon, who came into the game sixth in the league in rushing, had 61 yards on 10 carries before suffering a knee injury during the third quarter.

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Highlights of the Broncos huge win over the Chargers in Los Angeles.

Chargers DE Joey Bosa Questionable for Sunday’s Game Against Denver

Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is getting closer, and is listed as questionable this Sunday in the Bolts home game against the Denver Broncos.

Bosa was limited in practice for the third straight day on Friday because of a left foot injury he suffered just before the start of the season.

Bosa seems to be on the cusp of making his return. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Bosa didn’t say he’d play for sure but spoke in terms that showed he’s already thinking about how his body would respond to playing Sunday.

“I’m sure after the game, next Monday, it’s going to be pretty tough,” Bosa said, per NFL Network’s Steve Wyche. “It’s something you have to manage with ice and volume.”

Getting Bosa back would be a significant boost to the Chargers, who have won six straight games and have a 7-2 record. Bosa is a dominant pass rusher who has racked up 23 sacks in his first two seasons. He is set to join a defense that ranks ninth in the NFL in sacks (26).

Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said Thursday that Bosa is on a rehab plan prescribed by team doctors. Bradley wouldn’t say if Bosa was playing, let alone how he could be used or how much.

If he does play, coach Anthony Lynn probably will take it easy on his standout pass rusher in his first game back.

In addition to Bosa, tight end Antonio Gates (knee) is questionable to play and cornerback Trevor Williams (knee) has been ruled out.

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Chargers at Seahawks NFL Week Nine Inactives

Here’s today’s Inactives for the Chargers and Seahawks matchup in Seattle

Chargers

DE Joey Bosa
S Rayshawn Jenkins
OG Forrest Lamp
DE Chris Landrum
RB Detrez Newsome
OG Trent Scott
OT Cole Toner

Seahawks

S Maurice Alexander
DT Poona Ford
DT Nazair Jones
OT Ethan Pocic
RB C.J. Prosise
OG Jordan Simmons
CB Neiko Thorpe

Now at 5-2; Chargers Have a Tough Slate When They Return After the Bye Week

The Chargers have won four straight after sitting at 1-2 on the season, and now at 5-2 after Sunday’s 20-19 win over the Tennessee Titans, the team suddenly looks like a force in the AFC.

The Bolts are red-hot, and if you are looking to Bet on football, you might want to look ahead at their slate for the next few weeks, as the Rams might not be the only team that is being talked about these days in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles will enjoy a bye week before they get back in action in week nine, and when they do they will be at Seattle on November 4th, in a big game against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.

Seattle is a team that still at home is very tough to beat, and getting a healthy Melvin Gordon back is going to be key, as the team can control the tempo with a strong run game and that’s a great way to get a huge road win.

After the game in Seattle, the team will travel to Oakland for their second meeting in 2018 with the Oakland Raiders, a team they beat up back on October 7th by a score of 26-10.

While on paper that might look like a game the Bolts should dominate, it’s again a road game and a matchup in the AFC West that the team can’t look past.

The following week the team returns home for another key AFC West game, as they will play host to the Denver Broncos, a team that finally got back in the win column last Thursday by dominating the Cardinals in Glendale.

The Broncos have struggled in a number of areas losing three straight before finally getting a win over the Cardinals, and while it is at , again it is a game that the Chargers cannot overlook as they look to win a key game in their division.

Speaking of the Arizona Cardinals, they are the opponent the next week after the Chargers get done with Denver, coming to Los Angeles for a week 12 matchup on Thanksgiving weekend, November 25th.

The Cardinals are going through a ton of growing pains, as rookie quarterback Sam Rosen has struggled, but they still have a dangerous running back in David Johnson, and they are a team that if you look past, you could find yourself in a dogfight against in the fourth quarter, something the Chargers clearly do not want to have to happen.

December 2nd brings one of the biggest games of the season, as the Chargers will travel to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin.

Pittsburgh has gotten on track the last two weeks with wins, and there’s no doubt they will bring the fight to the Chargers in what should be a great AFC game.

If the Chargers are going to push the Chiefs for the division lead, or push for a wild card spot in the AFC, they have their work cut out for them starting right after the bye week.

Raiders vs Chargers NFL Week Five Inactives

Here’s the week five inactives for the Raiders and Chargers

Raiders

DE Shilique Calhoun
S Karl Joseph
WR Brandon LaFell
CB Nick Nelson
OG Kelechi Osemele
OG Ian Silberman
RB DeAndre Washington

Chargers

OT Joe Barksdale
WR Travis Benjamin
DE Joey Bosa
WR J.J. Jones
OT Russell Okung
OT Cole Toner
LB Kyzir White