All indications point to Melvin Gordon returning

in Steckbrief 15.07.2019 04:44
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COSTA MESA Josh Allen Jersey , Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers backfield for Saturday’s game against Baltimore.The fourth-year running back was a full participant during Tuesday’s practice. Gordon has missed the last three games after spraining the MCL in his right knee during the second half of the Chargers’ Nov. 26 win against Arizona.Gordon is sixth in the AFC in rushing with 802 yards despite missing three games and is second in rushing average per game (80.2).“I wasn’t out too long so it wasn’t hard to get back into the flow of things,” Gordon said. “I just need to be able to make sure I can make all my cuts and protect myself.”Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Gordon did not play in last Thursday’s game at Kansas City due to the short week and no full-speed practices. Lynn said if the game had been on Sunday, Gordon likely would have played.Los Angeles (11-3) has clinched a postseason berth and is tied with Kansas City atop the AFC West after a 29-28 victory over the Chiefs. The Chargers need to win out and hope the Chiefs drop one of their final two games to clinch their first division title since 2009 and home field throughout the playoffs.Gordon and the Chargers will be facing a Baltimore defense that is ranked first overall in the league and third against the run. After allowing three 100-yard rushers in seven games last season, the Ravens have allowed only one in its past 23 — Pittsburgh’s James Conner had 107 on Nov. 4.The last Chargers running back to go over 100 against the Ravens was LaDainian Tomlinson, who rushed for 105 yards in 2003.Baltimore (8-6) will go into the game with a one-game lead for the final playoff spot.“It’s going to be like a playoff atmosphere, like a playoff game really,” Gordon said. “We’re playing for something. They’re playing for something. They’re trying to stay in contention . losses are crucial on both ends.” The New York Jets hoped to see two things from rookie quarterback Sam Donald in his return from missing three games with a right foot injury: health and progress.Mission accomplished, with a victory thrown in.Darnold, the third overall selection in this year’s draft, showed poise, creativity and http://www.jaguarsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jawaan-taylor-jersey , yes, some guts after getting dinged early in the 27-23 win at Buffalo on Sunday. He left for a short period in the first half, then returned to show the Jets (4-9) some of what they believe he will bring to a team seeking a franchise quarterback for decades.Running back Elijah McGuire scored on a fourth-and-goal run from the 1 with 1:17 remaining to cap a drive during which Darnold completed three of five passes for 52 yards. He showed his deft touch on a 37-yard pass to Robby Anderson, who made an over-the-shoulder catch up the right sideline.“It was a good play (to Anderson),” coach Todd Bowles said Monday, when the players were off after snapping a five-game slide. “He had his eyes downfield the whole time. You won’t make a living doing that, but you got to be a football player at times, too. The play broke down and he was good at making the play when it broke down.”That wasn’t the only time Darnold showed some good stuff, as well as a little rust from the layoff.“I saw progress before he got hurt, but obviously with a win that helps everything,” Bowles said. “There’s still some things he’s got to work on. Also Josh Oliver Jersey , we can’t have turnovers down there at the end of the field and give up points. But he came back and made some plays that didn’t faze him and that was good to see from a poise standpoint.”Darnold finished 16 of 24 for 170 yards with a 7-yard touchdown to Anderson and an interception. He entered the game with 14 picks, and chilly, often windy Orchard Park, New York, is not a fun place to play in December, particularly for a California guy.No matter. Darnold did just about everything the Jets could have sought down the stretch Sunday.“It’s great for his first game back,” Bowles said. “Obviously he was confident before the fourth quarter comeback. But it just helps him, it just helps him be himself a little more, which he’s comfortable with being anyway. But that’s really all it does for him.”Bowles might not be around for Darnold’s future development; few if any current NFL coaches are on a hotter seat. New York has had plenty of QBs who were supposed to be a building block, going back to 2000 and Chad Pennington, then Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith.Judging Darnold’s success will come in upcoming years http://www.jaguarsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-quincy-williams-ii-jersey , of course. For now, the Jets will settle for moving forward a bit.“We don’t think it was that difficult,” Bowles said of Darnold stepping back in. “He had two full weeks of practice. He looked good in practice and felt good. Once you start playing, you just go with the flow of the game and the game felt good to him, it seemed. He just played football.”NOTES: Bowles had no update on running back Isaiah Crowell, who left the Buffalo game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. … The coach had high praise for his special teams units, particularly kick returner Andre Roberts. He had 86- and 51-yard returns. “You can’t say enough about the guy. He’s ready all the time, he’s durable, he’s tough and he gets nicked up and he keeps going. You just don’t notice him until he makes a play, but he does that every single day.”

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