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Top 10 Offensive Performances of 2017: #9, Melvin Gordon vs. the Giants

Melvin Gordon checks in at #9 for the best offensive performance of 2017

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Last week we started the series off with number 10 on the list. This week we’re back with what will be the lone running back performance. In the Chargers first victory of the season, Melvin Gordon ran for 105 yards on 20 carries. He also had 6 receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns. This was one of those games where Gordon earned every yard. He also did a nice job of keeping the offense ahead of the chains. Gordon turned swing passes from behind the line of scrimmage into 7 and 8 yard gains. Usually making at least one defender miss. Whether he was using vision & nuance:

Or his toughness:

Or his athleticism. Gordon carried the load for the offense. He also picked up some key first downs.

The Giants scored a touchdown to go up early in the fourth quarter. Gordon took the next carry for 14 yards after bouncing off a few Giants. You love to see that type of determination he was running with. He also had the game winning touchdown to seal the deal for the Chargers. It was an inconsistent day for the offense. However, Gordon came to play and eventually put the Chargers over the top.