Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos strong safety Mike Adams (20) prepares to tackle San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Game Ball: Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews put in work! He carried the team on his back and kept pounding away. The offensive line deserves a huge amount of credit for their role in the running game as well.

The ground and pound game helped control the clock and moved the offense up and down the field. The team imposed their will over the Broncos defense and Mathews took most of that load. For a fumbling, injury-riddled running back, he killed it last night and he has been killing it all season.

Ryan Mathews has turned around his reputation in the league. He runs with authority and has been dealing punishment at the end of his runs.

I love his work this season. He is getting the ball more and more often and the team has trust in him. They give him the ball down in the red zone and they give him the ball with the game on the line.

This game against the Broncos was one of Mathews best games as a pro. The Broncos knew that he was going to get the football and he still picked up yards.

 

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