The numbers are ugly. Coach Anthony Lynn knows it. Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt knows it. Quarterback Philip Rivers knows it.
The Chargers have struggled to move the ball on offense, but the reality is the quagmire is on the ground. Only three teams are doing it worse — the Giants, the Dolphins and the Cardinals.
But the good news — and really, there is some — is that the numbers used to be worse.
Running back Melvin Gordon ensured that the team’s per-game rushing average would jump when he ran for 105 yards Sunday in the Chargers’ win over the Giants. Gordon added 58 yards receiving and two...