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Ravens defense bracing for expected return of Chargers running back Melvin Gordon

Ravens defense bracing for expected return of Chargers running back Melvin Gordon

The Ravens have surrendered 100 rushing yards to only one opponent this season, and that happened more than a month ago when Steelers running back James Conner ran for 107 yards in Pittsburgh’s 23-16 win Nov. 4.

The defense will try to prevent the Los Angeles Chargers’ Melvin Gordon from reaching that mark in Saturday night’s game at the StubHub Center. Gordon, who rushed for 1,105 yards and eight touchdowns last season, is expected to return after sitting out the past three games because of a sprained MCL in his right knee.

“He’s a good back,” Ravens strong safety Tony Jefferson said after Tuesday’s walkthrough. “He’s fast, strong. But I...

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