Now, if Los Angeles can keep Gordon healthy and get Branden Oliver back sooner than later, they could have a nice one-two punch in the backfield the rest of the season.
Mariota did not start the second half of last week's loss against the Houston Texans with the hamstring injury. Colts receiver Krishnan Hogan needed help to get off the field after appearing to hurt his lower left leg on a kickoff return midway through the third quarter and did not return.
Odell Beckham Jr is one of the best players in the entire National Football League, putting up highlight-worthy plays every single time he steps out onto the field for the New York Giants. Without him, their offense could not move the ball in the slightest. A lack of a running game will allow the Chargers to go all in on putting pressure on Manning. But if running back Melvin Gordon's demeanor is any indicator of the mindset and temperament in Los Angeles' locker room, perhaps fans shouldn't count the Bolts out just yet. For this day, Novak went two-of-two on field goals and hit all three extra point attempts.
Jackson benched struggling rookie DeShone Kizer at halftime of Sunday's loss to the New York Jets, replacing the 21-year-old with Kevin Hogan, who was 16 of 19 for 194 yards and threw two touchdown passes.
"This is a very resilient team - I saw that in training camp, I saw that in OTAs", Lynn said.
He has taken big hits before.
At home game against the Broncos could be exactly what the doctor ordered for a team looking to turn their season around. Manning led the Colts to the playoffs 11 times and to the Super Bowl twice (winning one), while capturing five MVP awards.
A hard season has become impossible.
Beckham Jr. landed awkwardly underneath Howard and snapped his ankle, leaving his team - already short-staffed after losing three other receivers earlier in the game- to suffer its fifth straight defeat.
He is staring at a 2-14 or 3-13 type season.
They will not have Beckham again this season.
"You never want to see anyone get carted off".
'Obviously, it's tough to have close games, and have leads, and not be able to make completions, and make mistakes that hurt the team.
So how exactly has Manning fared this season? Frank Gore will likely still be the starting RB but Mack is likely to eat into more and more of his playing time as the season progresses.
Odell wasn't the only Giants wide receiver injured in yesterday's loss, which dropped the team to 0-5 on the season.
The Giants are now 0-5 on the year.