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Los Angeles Chargers should rely on run game on Sunday

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 23: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball in the second half of a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 23: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball in the second half of a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers should rely on Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. They will give the team the best chance to win.

The last few seasons have been a struggle for Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense against the Kansas City Chiefs. Is it there defense? Is it the pressure of the situations? Is it because Dee Ford seems to have a career game against us every time he is on the field? Is it because Marcus Peters took risks and knew where Philip would be going with the football?

At least we don’t have to worry about Marcus Peters anymore. He had 4 of the last picks for the Chiefs against Rivers!

Check out some of these stats:

The Chiefs defense without Eric Berry in 2017 held the Chargers to 10 and 13 points, respectively. Those Chargers averaged 22.2 PPG.

They picked off Phillip Rivers 6 times, sacked him 4 times, and held him to 232 YPG with a 52.6% completion.

Melvin Gordon never broke 80 yards.

— Craig Stout (@barleyhop) September 5, 2018

Philip Rivers has a 6:13 TD:INT ratio over his past eight starts against the Chiefs.

— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) September 5, 2018

How insane is that!When The Chargers were in the middle of that run last year, we were stopped in our tracks by the Chiefs.

With the upgraded offensive line and with the workhorses that we have, we need to get the ball to Melvin Gordon and to Austin Ekeler. They need to pound it down their throats and create some room for Philip in the passing game.

The Chiefs may not have the horses that they used to on defense, but it still is a team that we have continued to struggle against over and over again and needs to be a team that we put away quickly.

Keeping the ball on the ground will also keep the chances low of Tyreek Hill taking it deep on us or Kareem Hunt breaking off some huge yards. The Chiefs defense doesn’t scare me. It is the unknown factor of Patrick Mahomes and the big play ability of their skill players on offense that make me nervous. It is the wrenches that Andy Reid likes to throw in at the start of the year that has me second guessing.

Keep the ball in our hands and we won’t have to worry about all those factors too much. Keep putting up 7s and we won’t have to worry at all.

Game day is getting closer and the nerves are coming. Let’s stomp the Chefs.

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