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Chargers’ Ryan Mathews not expected to play vs. Titans

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Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has said since the day he broke his collarbone in the preseason that he was targeting a Week One return. But now it’s looking like his return will come in Week Three.

Mathews is unlikely to play today against the Titans, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Although Mathews was able to practice on a limited basis this week, it’s not surprising that he’ll need another week (at least) before he can play in a game.

With Mathews out, the Chargers will again rely on Curtis Brinkley and Ronnie Brown to split the running back workload. That didn’t work out too well in Week One, when Brinkley carried 10 times for 12 yards and Brown carried five times for five yards.

Then again, if Chris Johnson plays the way he played in Week One, even Brinkley and Brown combining for 1.1 yards a carry would give the Chargers the better running attack of the two teams on the field today.

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7 Responses to “Chargers’ Ryan Mathews not expected to play vs. Titans”
  1. AlohaMrHand says: Sep 16, 2012 10:58 AM

    Bet they wish they had Marian Butts back

  2. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 16, 2012 10:58 AM

    what about Gates???

  3. joetoronto says: Sep 16, 2012 11:17 AM

    “Chargers’ Ryan Mathews not expected to play vs. Titans”

    Surprise!

  4. cuse6468 says: Sep 16, 2012 11:21 AM

    Throw the ball to Floyd

  5. dougydougdoug says: Sep 16, 2012 11:56 AM

    There’s just nothing to say here. Who in the world (besides Ryan Mathews) thought he would be back before the bye?

  6. konichiwabtches says: Sep 16, 2012 12:01 PM

    Been hangin out with gaithersburg too much

  7. art75gon says: Sep 16, 2012 12:20 PM

    Marian Butts, what?!?! It’s Marion Butts!! talking about going back to the 90’s I’m sure we can name a lot more running backs that can help out with the run. “Marian Butts” that’s funny!! Chargers will be fine with their passing. Perfect time to come back against the Falcons next week for Ryan Mathews.

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