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Los Angeles Chargers’ Melvin Gordon fully aware of offensive struggles

The Chargers started the season out as one of the hottest teams in the league, but it’s been over three weeks since they’ve struggled. Their woes haven’t been as a team. They’ve been primarily on the offensive side of the ball.

Los Angeles is winning contests because of the defensive efforts. It’s become evident with the copious amount of pressure on quarterback Philip Rivers, Rivers’ poor stat lines and the lack of a running game. For running back Melvin Gordon, he can sense what they’ve been going through and he addressed the situation.

“We just can’t get in a rhythm for some reason,” he said. “We gotta convert, man. We gotta convert on third down. We gotta convert on every down. We gotta play better.”

Gordon missed three games because of a sprained ligament in his right knee. He returned last weekend against the Ravens and started against the Broncos. The absence of Gordon was a blow to the offense, but they had running backs Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson hold it down for him in the meantime.

Since returning from his injury, Gordon has carried 22 times for 83 yards and caught six passes for 37 yards. This will be his first trip to the playoffs in his four-year career and he knows what they’re capable of doing in the postseason.

“We special. I feel like we’re the best football team in the NFL. When we struggling, it frustrates me a little bit. I feel like we have the leaders to get this done. There’s no question in my mind that we’re going to be ready against Baltimore. No doubt about that, Gordon said, per Los Angeles Times’ Jeff Miller and Mike DiGiovanna.

It all starts up front. If the offensive line blocks, wonders will happen for Rivers and Gordon.

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