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The San Diego Chargers might be getting a big boost to their offense on Sunday. Chargers coach Norv Turner expects that running back Ryan Mathews (fractured clavicle) will make his season debut against Atlanta, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers lost top wide receiver Vincent Jackson
to free agency so Matthews' work load was going to increase this season. Matthews fractured his clavicle in the first preseason game against Green Bay.
San Diego has started the season 2-0 without Matthews. A combination of Jackie Battle
, Curtis Brinkley
and Ronnie Brown
have filled in at running back. Quarterback Phillip Rivers has played well in wins against Oakland and Tennessee.
Meanwhile each of San Diego's division rivals have shown flaws in their first two games. Oakland and Kansas City haven't won a game, and Denver are 1-1.
The Broncos are a new team with Peyton Manning
at quarterback. Denver beat Pittsburgh in week 1 and on "over reaction Monday" experts praised the Broncos as the division favorites. Others who didn't over react knew that Manning had four neck surgeries in the last year and wanted to see more of the former Indianapolis quarterback. Manning threw three first quarter interceptions in week 2 at Atlanta on Monday night. Now there's questions about Manning and the Broncos in general.
The Broncos Monday night struggles make the Chargers the current favorite to win the AFC West. There is still plenty of football to be played, but the return of Ryan Matthews could give the Chargers an advantage in their division.
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Despite turning in three full practices this week, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (clavicle) is listed as questionable on the team's injury report for Week 3.Fantasy Spin:We expected Mathews to start and handle close to a full workload in Week 3 after practicing this week but the questionable tag makes it difficult to predict what San Diego will do. It's probably safe...
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers coach Norv Turner is confident that Ryan Mathews will be able to make his season debut in Week 3 against the Falcons. Mathews has missed the first two weeks while recovering from a broken collarbone.Fantasy Spin:We expect Mathews to handle close to a full workload this week. He was physically ready to go last week...
Ryan Mathews practiced again today and Chargers head coach Norv Turner raved about his practice performance. Mathews owners should feel pretty confident considering Mathews was apparently ready to play last week but the Chargers played it safe.
According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is expected to play on Sunday against the Falcons.
Mathews likely won’t get a full load. I’m sure we’ll see a good amount of Ronnie Brown, especially on third downs.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter expects Chargers halfback Ryan Mathews to start Sunday versus the Falcons. Mathews missed the team's first two games with a broken clavicle.Fantasy Spin:Curtis Brinkley and Ronnie Brown were largely ineffective in Mathews' absence so we'd expect the 2011 Pro Bowl selection to see the majority of the team's carries Sunday in his 2012 season debut.
Ryan Mathews was set to make his season debut for San Diego, and tight end Antonio Gates also was active for the Chargers against the Atlanta Falcons in a matchup of undefeated teams.
Mathews hasn't played since breaking his collarbone on his first carry in the exhibition opener on Aug. 9. Gates was inactive last week after hurting his ribs in the opener at Oakland.
Sunday, the Chargers will go head to head with the white hot Atlanta Falcons at Qualcomm Stadium. Both teams will be defending their undefeated records this season.
To come out of week three with a perfect record, the Chargers will need to get the run game going. The hopeful return of Ryan Mathews should be the solution to this. If Mathews does not return, the Chargers will...
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and running back Ryan Mathews practiced fully on Thursday.
Chargers head coach Norv Turner expects Mathews to play this week.
Normally slow starters, the Chargers are 2-0 this season and doing it in a year when a lot of people wrote them off after 2 straight seasons without the postseason and with the team possessing many holes on paper. Philip Rivers might be the MVP of the league for the first 2 games, leading this team to a 2-0 record despite not having much help. He’s completed 73.8% of his passes...
The San Diego Chargers have signed 28-year-old rookie wide receiver Marques Clark to the practice squad.
Clark was with the New Orleans Saints in training camp. Most recently he was the wide receivers coach for Westview High in San Diego, his hometown.
Clark played at Henderson State, where he had 91 career passes for 1,456 yards and 11 touchdowns. He spent the last six years out...
SAN DIEGO, CA Well, at least there was some good news for the San Diego Chargers and their local fans Sunday afternoon: Because the game wasn't a sellout it was blacked-out in the city and surrounding TV markets. Therefore, Charger loyalists were spared from watching the debacle that took place at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Atlanta Falcons jumped out to a 20-0 first half lead and...
One of the marquee matchups this weekend will feature the 2-0 Atlanta Falcons visiting the 2-0 San Diego Chargers. However, fans that don’t attend the game in person in Southern California won’t be able to see the contest. The Chargers front office announced Thursday that the contest will be blacked out.
The Chargers find themselves in a precarious position. The team is wanting...