The Los Angeles Chargers were playing shorthanded Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s a narrative they’ve probably heard all season. The difference however was it was on the offensive side of the ball. While the defense had seen its fair share of injuries, the Bolts surging offense had remained relatively healthy.
Sunday wasn’t that case.
The Bolts would be without their lead running back Melvin Gordon following their 45-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The former Badger star was ruled out for several weeks with an MCL sprain in his right knee. The Bolts frontman had collected 802 yards, sixth-most in the league, and nine touchdowns this season.
So, the Chargers would have to make do with the likes of Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson in their backfield for Sunday night’s showdown.

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