Looks like the San Diego Chargers rookie and the one it seems everyone is crowning as the next rookie of the year, Ryan Mathews, will see a big role on Monday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chargers head coach Norv Turner says he expects Mathews to get double-digit carries in each half. "I want him to have an impact on the game. He is going to get the ball."
That means the Chiefs run defense will be tested. Frankly, I think I'd rather see a heavy rushing attack from the Chargers than letting Philip Rivers go wild.
The Chiefs were 31st against the run last year and the only pieces changing on this front seven are Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher as starters, even though they did play last year.
This will be a huge test for the Chiefs. The Chargers have been touting Mathews for a while so it'll be interesting to see if their praise is legit.
This is an excellent test for the Chiefs who will be improved on defense this year if the preseason is any indication.