The San Diego Chargers running game struggled on Monday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders, as Ronnie Brown and Curtis Brinkley rushed for five and 12 yards off five and 10 carries, respectively. Both backs were targeted five times in the passing game. Brown had five receptions for 26 yards while Brinkley had three receptions for 28 yards.
Analysis: San Diego had 32 total yards rushing against an admittedly stout Oakland defense. The Chargers need Ryan Mathews back in a big way, hopefully by next week's game against the Tennessee Titans. The matchup should prove much better. New England's Stevan Ridley carved Tennessee for 125 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries Sunday.
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