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RB Ryan Mathews - San Diego Chargers

6-0, 218Born: 5-1-1987College: Fresno StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 12

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Mathews has not yet returned to running. He's only back from his MCL injury in Week 8 at the earliest.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 20): Mathews was unable to practice last week due to his injured knee, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

General News (Wed Oct 22): is out for this weekend's game.

General News (Tue Oct 21): did not practice on Tuesday.

Week 8: at Denver Broncos

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. This is a crucial AFC West showdown between two of the hottest offenses in the NFL - it should be an exciting, fast-paced game under the Thursday Night lights in Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium tomorrow. Ryan Mathews isn't expected back for a couple more weeks, so for now the Branden Oliver show will continue in this phase of the game (Donald Brown is still dealing with concussion after-effects and was inactive last week, by the way). Oliver has posted 15/67/0 rushing with 2/11/0 receiving vs. Kansas City and 26/101/1 rushing with 4/23/0 receiving at Oakland over the past two games. He is a competent NFL running back despite his youth and inexperience. The Broncos' rush D is ranked third in the NFL averaging 74.3 yards allowed per game, with five rushing scores handed out to date. Teams tend to get behind Denver so soon in games that they tend to abandon the running game - look at last week's blowout of San Francisco, when the 49ers attempted 46 passes vs. 18 rushes for 62 yards and zero rushing scores. It is an example of what often happens when teams play Denver. Advantage, Broncos.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Latest News

Chargers | Week 8 Inactives (Thu Oct 23, 07:01 PM) - The San Diego Chargers have declared CB Steve Williams, RB Ryan Mathews, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Donald Brown, LB Manti Te'o, LBs Jeremiah Attaochu and Cordarro Law inactive for Week 8.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews will not play (Wed Oct 22, 03:41 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 game.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews doesn't practice (Tue Oct 21, 03:35 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 21, and is not expected to play Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos.

Our View: Mathews may not be back for another couple of weeks. We'll see Branden Oliver as the lead back for the Chargers on Thursday night.
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Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice (Mon Oct 20, 04:54 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 20. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, and this is an estimation.

Our View: We're not shocked. Mathews may not be back until after the Chargers Week 10 bye. The Chargers play on Thursday night against the Denver Broncos, and we should see Branden Oliver as the featured back.
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Chargers | Week 7 Inactives (Sun Oct 19, 02:46 PM) - The San Diego Chargers have declared LB Jeremiah Attaochu, RB Donald Brown, WR Dontrelle Inman, DT Ricardo Mathews, RB Ryan Mathews, LB Manti Te'o, CB Jason Verrett inactive for Week 7.

Our View: Verrett made the game-saving interception last week against the Raiders, but the talented rookie corner is out for the divisional showdown with the Chiefs.

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Schedule

8@ Denver Broncos
9@ Miami Dolphins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Oakland Raiders
12vs St. Louis Rams
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14vs New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17@ Kansas City Chiefs