Ronnie Brown was among the Chargers inactives. Running back Curtis Brinkley got the nod over the veteran, who entered the game ranking second on the team with nine catches for 52 yards.
Jackie Battle started the season lowest on the depth chart with Brown as the starter. But Battle had a big game in Week 2 garbage time and then added a big run last week. Brinkley and Battle would likely share work if Ryan Mathews would go down again to injury.