Melvin Gordon injured his ankle and his pride in the Chargers' sixth game.
He left Green Bay with two fumbles and a limp. It's only natural that the Raiders will try to exploit both issues this Sunday.
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"I've got to understand that, and I'll be clean on that," Gordon told ESPN's Eric D. Williams.
Gordon dealt with this ankle ailment through preseason ball. The fumbling issues are new; he put two on the turf in Week 6 against the Packers.
He claims he's not worried about either now. But at the bottom of a pile, he said that defenders will do anything "to feed their families."
That means a little extra tape on the ankle in question and a little tighter grip on the pigskin.
"I am eager to go out there and prove to myself and everyone that I can take care of the football," Gordon said. "And I can go out there and do the things needed."