Despite uneven play, Melvin Gordon highlights Chargers' 2015 class - Eric Williams
This year’s draft class has missed a combined 13 games to injury. The rookie with the most time on the field is Gordon, who has not played up to his potential -- both because of how he has performed and how the Chargers have chosen to use him in the offense. Gordon has five explosive runs of 20 yards or longer, so his playmaking ability is there. However, he is averaging just 3.6 yards a carry. Gordon also fumbled the ball four times this season, so ball security remains a concern.
Orlando Franklin on the mend, looks to finish strong for Chargers - Eric Williams
But this season a high-ankle sprain and MCL knee sprain forced the usually durable Franklin to miss five games. As a result, Franklin has played a total of just 211 snaps for the Chargers.
Since Chiefs debacle, Rivers less hittable - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
The beating that Rivers took in Kansas City owed mostly to overwhelmed blockers. Six sacks came within 2.5 seconds of the snap. Chiefs pass rushers led by 2014 NFL sack leader Justin Houston were too able for Chargers blockers that included two backups who started and overmatched swing tackle Willie Young, who alternated with a hobbled D.J. Fluker.
Playoffs? Chargers not losing hope, yet - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The rest-of-year message between players had gone from "win eight straight to reach 10 wins, see where we’re at" to "be accountable to each other and play out the year with pride." Little trace of hope was sensed that the Chargers could play past their Jan. 3 regular-season finale in Denver.
Season Snap Count - Ricky Henne
Check out the snap count for each player thus far this season.
Scouting Report: Chargers vs. Chiefs - Ricky Henne
With Jamaal Charles out for the year, Charcandrick West has carried the load on the ground. The second year running back has toted the rock 87 times for 357 yards and three touchdowns along with 12 catches for 151 yards and another score.