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Melvin Gordon finally finds the end zone

San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) scores a touchdown past Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) AP

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon didn’t score any touchdowns during his rookie season, which joined fumbles and a knee injury as reasons for disappointment about how things played out for the first-round pick in 2015.

This season has already gotten better in one respect. Gordon scored from the one-yard line to cap the first Chargers drive of the season and give them a 7-3 lead over the Chiefs in Kansas City.

Gordon also ripped off a 17-yard run on the drive, but the other big plays came through the air. Philip Rivers hit Keenan Allen for 14 yards, Tyrell Williams for 33 yards and then threw a pass to Allen that forced a pass interference call on Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters.

The Chiefs moved into Chargers territory to open the game thanks to a 28-yard pass play to running back Spencer Ware, but things stalled at that point and Cairo Santos scored their first points of the season on a field goal.

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1 Response to “Melvin Gordon finally finds the end zone”
  1. mazenblue says: Sep 11, 2016 1:33 PM

    Holy smokes. Articles about football. Season is here!!!

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