San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is ready to start the regular season.
The Wisconsin product created his second explosive play of the preseason, a 39-yard touchdown run set up by a great audible by quarterback Philip Rivers in a 23-10 loss on the road to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
“I liked the big touchdown run from Mel,” Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said. “That was great for him, and a great check by Philip against the pressure there.”
Gordon finished with four carries for 51 rushing yards on the day. He also scored on a 44-yard touchdown reception from Rivers in the first exhibition game, and continued to play with more confidence on the field. The Bolts reportedly lost RB Branden Oliver for the season with a torn Achilles in Sunday's game, so the team will need Gordon even more now. With really only Danny Woodhead the other threat at RB, San Diego may need to add at the position.