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Chargers vs. Steelers Inactives: Mebane, Barksdale out for personal reasons

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Chargers will be missing a handful of veterans tonight

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Like we all expected, running back Melvin Gordon is inactive for this week's game after suffering an MCL sprain during the third quarter of last weeks contest against the Arizona Cardinals.

Other notable names are still Offensive guard Forrest Lamp, who continues to be inactive weeks after being deemed healthy, and veterans Brandon Mebane and Joe Barkadale, both whom are missing time due to personal matters as opposed to injuries.

With Gordon missing at least one week, the rushing load will have to be carried by youngsters Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson.

Ekeler continues to be one of the most efficient running backs in the entire league while mainting Pro football Focus' highest grade for a running back this season.

Jackson only has 12 carries on the season but his 5.3 ypc average is still something to feel positive about, especially after he ripped off a handful of 10+ yard runs in garbage time against the Cardinals.

Look for this to be a high-flying game with both teams looking to race to the finish line en route to a victory under the lights.