Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/8/12
San Diego Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews will have to sit out at least another week in the season opener against the Oakland Raiders. After breaking his clavicle in the preseason opener, Mathews had high hopes to return for the teams rivalry opener. With Mathews sitting out, the start will go to free agent acquisition Ronnie Brown. This will be Brown’s first starting experience since leaving the Miami Dolphins. What will Brown need to do to make the offense more productive and to get the ball moving? Luckily, with the new receivers the Bolts have added to their roster over the offseason, Brown won’t have to come into this game and be Superman. But, he will have to be productive and be a force running the ball. Brown will need to be enough of a threat on the ground to discourage a Raiders pass rush. If he can force Oakland to play a little more run defense and give QB Philip Rivers a precious few seconds more to throw the ball and get his receivers going, the offense ove...
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