McCoy: Hard-running Gordon is Chargers' bell cow
SAN DIEGO (AP) Even if the San Diego Chargers continue to struggle for an identity, Melvin Gordon isn't.
For the second day in a row, coach Mike McCoy referred to the second-year running back as a ''bell cow.''
Gordon led the herd all right, running for a career-high 196 yards in helping the Chargers hold off the Tennessee Titans 43-35 on Sunday. It was the ninth-highest total in franchise history and the most since LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 198 against Oakland on Oct. 14, 2007
Gordon's NFL-high 11th touchdown was a go-ahead, 1-yard run in the third quarter.
Says McCoy: ''The way we ran the football, that was outstanding, with Melvin being the bell cow and really just pounding it home and being the physical runner that he is.''
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