The Chargers can run.
Excluding the three carries inside the 5-yard line by Ryan Mathews and Philip Rivers and Legedu Naanee's eight-yard loss on an end around, the Chargers rushed 18 times for 76 yards while the first-team offensive line and the Cowboys' first-team defense was in.
That's a 4.2-yard average, almost a full yard improvement over last year's regular-season average.
Would have been nice to see Mathews score on one of those carries. While he should get goal line opportunities to score, it would really make Mathews a stud-like pick knowing it's his job heading into the season.