Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs with the ball in the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Mathews has been running the football hard and has been picking up huge chunks of yards. He got lost in the shuffle over the weekend against the Washington Redskins because we were down early and had to play catch up with the passing game. When the Chargers try to move the ball in the air, Danny Woodhead is the main guy.
There has been a lot of scrutiny on the use of Ryan Mathews in the last game, but I think he will get a ton of use this weekend against the Denver Broncos. The Chargers have to bring back the power running attack and the offense will have to control the clock and pick up big first downs in order to move the football and kill the clock. If the Chargers want a chance at beating the Broncos, they will need to pull off the same keep away offense that got them the win against the Indianapolis Colts. That means Ryan Mathews will get a ton of touches and he will have to pound out those yards.
If there is one team that Ryan Mathews loves facing, it would be the Denver Broncos. He has averaged 102 yards running in 5 games against them in his career. He has a total of 503 yards rushing against the Broncos and 3 touchdowns. He needs to get that rock a ton and keep up that production. If Ryan gets over 100 yards running in the game, we should leave that game with the W.