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Published 6:55 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2019 | Updated 6:57 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2019
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Melvin Gordon is, by far, the Los Angeles Chargers’ leading rusher with nearly 900 yards and 10 touchdowns going into Sunday’s AFC wild-card game on the road against the Baltimore Ravens.
But do he and quarterback Philip Rivers have what it takes to knock off the Ravens? Gordon’s Uber driver from Saturday certainly doesn’t think so, and, without realizing who he was driving around, trash talked the Chargers with Gordon in the back seat.
The running back filmed the exchange, hilariously looking at the camera and raising his eyebrows as the driver continued talking up Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson while criticizing Rivers. When Gordon asked if the driver thinks the Chargers will make it to the Super Bowl, the driver said, “Oh hell no,” and continued:
“Listen, Philip Rivers, you don’t even have to worry about him. … They’re going to put him on the ground.”
But things got really entertaining when Gordon brought up the Chargers’ run game and, you know, himself, saying: “I think the Chargers got a good running game too. I like that Melvin Gordon kid.”
At one point, the driver even asked Gordon if he plays any sports, and the running back simply said he’s just a big fan.
Part of their exchange went like this:
Gordon: The Chargers have been doing well this year. I like the running back they got too.
Driver: Yeah, the Chargers was 12-2 or something like that.
Gordon: 12-4, I think.
Driver: Oh OK.
Gordon: I honestly, man, I don’t think the Ravens are going to win tomorrow – me personally, if I’m being honest. I know you’re from Baltimore, but I just don’t see it.
Driver: I’m not from Baltimore. I’m from Texas.
Gordon: You’re from Texas?! So how you ain’t going with Dallas tonight?
Driver: Well now you have to realize that I’m picking up people from Baltimore here, so I’ve got to talk that crazy talk.
Gordon: (Bursts out laughing.)
Eventually, Gordon let the driver in on his joke and introduced himself. The driver was obviously in disbelief and asked Gordon for a card or something to prove it. They ultimately settled on an autograph and a selfie after this hilarious exchange.
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News