Next Gen Stat: RB Melvin Gordon reached the highest maximum speed of any ball carrier in the NFL in Week 9 (21.95 MPH).
Workhorse RB: Gordon has accounted for 79.1 percent of his team's rushing attempts and 80.0 percent of his team's rushing yards (both are most in NFL).
Potent offense: The Chargers are averaging 29.8 points per game this season (3rd-most in NFL). That's San Diego's highest average scoring total since 2006, when the team went 14-2.
Improved run defense: San Diego has allowed fewer than 100 rush yards in eight games so far this season. The Chargers accomplished that feat just three times last season.
Heavily tested secondary: The Chargers have defended against 376 pass attempts this season (2nd-most in NFL behind the Falcons).