The passing game for the San Diego Chargers was inconsistent for the better part of the game, but surprisingly, the Chargers' run game proved to be the team's best offensive aspect.
Mike Tolbert and Ryan Mathews didn't put up amazing numbers in terms of carries—they split 24 touches evenly and neither managed an average of four yards per hold.
However, in the passing game, both Tolbert and Mathews excelled, especially on screens and when Philip Rivers dumped passes off to either of them.
Mathews was extremely elusive and got into the open field often, where he accelerated decently and got the extra five or 10 yards. Mike Tolbert played the opposite and trucked players when he got into the open field, bouncing off defenders for similar yardage. Both backs caught passes for a combined 130 yards off of 12 receptions.
Having a dynamic, versatile backfield that you can dump off to and allow to produce when you're in trouble? That's scary.