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LA Chargers: Joshua Kelley made history in Week 1 against the Bengals

CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 13: Joshua Kelley #27 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals during the game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 13: Joshua Kelley #27 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals during the game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Melvin Gordon, 2015

Melvin Gordon is no longer on good terms with Charger fans. He held out of training camp last year and missed the first four games of the season, was not very good when he returned back to play and then signed with the Denver Broncos, taking less money to seemingly spite the Chargers.

He fumbled and was stuffed at the goal-line in his first game with the Broncos, making Charger fans everywhere smile.

Before he became one of the most disliked players in the league for Charger fans, Gordon was a really exciting running back who had the potential to be one of the best backs in the game. He showed that in his first career game with the team back in 2015.

The first-round pick, who the Chargers traded up for to select, finished the game with 67 yards from scrimmage while getting five more touches than Kelley did on Sunday. The former Wisconsin back carried the ball 14 times for 51 yards and caught three passes for 16 yards.

However, despite having more touches and yards from scrimmage than Kelley did on Sunday, Gordon did not find the end-zone in his first career game with the Chargers. In fact, Gordon did not find the end-zone a single time in his entire rookie season.

So Kelley already has the leg up on Gordon in that department.

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