COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and linebacker Brandon Mebane have been ruled out for Sunday night's key AFC showdown in Pittsburgh.
Neither player has practiced this week.
Gordon, who is sixth in the NFL in rushing, sprained the MCL in his right knee during Sunday's 45-10 win over Arizona. Austin Ekeler is expected to get the start in place of Gordon.
Mebane will miss his second straight game while dealing with what coach Anthony Lynn says is a family issue. Mebane is fifth on the team in tackles (43) and has one sack. Damion Square is likely to get the start.
Los Angeles (8-3) has also listed wide receiver Tyrell Williams (quad) and offensive tackle Joe Barksdale (non-injury related) as questionable.
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