Boy would that help.
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The Miami Dolphins currently hold one of the league’s best passing defense led by relentless pass rusher Cameron Wake and elite safety Louis Delmas. If Mathews can come back and shoulder half the load while Brandon Oliver carries the other half, this offense will become even deadlier.
Think about it: Oliver is a great running back, but he had to stay in almost every single play of the past few games. Imagine the 207 lb bowling ball with fresh legs on all his carries. Then comes in number 24 who has the ability to find a hole and burst through it.
The Chargers will get better. Injuries have plagued this team, but with players like Mathews coming back it will be the same team that we saw in weeks 1-3. Other injury notes include Melvin Ingram who is eligble to return after the bye week against the Raiders (please come back soon 54), Brandon Flowers who will probably be back this week, and Manti Te’o who could also be back this week. The only downside is that Jason Verrett may be out multiple weeks.
Watch out NFL! With our core players coming back, the San Diego Chargers “ARE ALLIIIVVEE.”