Melvin Gordon has as many Chargers touchdowns as you do this season

Chargers fans and fantasy owners haven't been too thrilled with Melvin Gordon's output.
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Melvin Gordon was at the tail end of a 32-touchdown campaign this time last season.

Wisconsin feels like so long ago now. He's gone 12 weeks without a score so far as a Chargers rookie.

“So close (to scoring), man,” Gordon told U-T San Diego's Kevin Acee and Michael Gehlken. “So close. Too many chances.”

Gordon has had the most touchdown-scoring chances, from a statistical standpoint. His 170 total touches put him first among NFLers without a touchdown by a solid margin.

The painful streak kept going last weekend in Jacksonville. In the second quarter, San Diego rode their rookie down to the Jaguars' two-yard line on back-to-back red zone runs. Philip Rivers passed for the touchdown instead. 

Then, in the fourth, Gordon broke through with a promising fourth-down carry. It on a shoestring tackle, not a touchdown.

It's only a matter of time before the drought ends — but a touchdown-scorer like Gordon must feel its pain with each passing week.

(h/t U-T San Diego)

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