Doug Martin Comes Back To EarthNovember 11th, 2012
You knew Doug Martin’s run of superstardom couldn’t last forever.
Today, the Muscle Hampster returned to earth a bit after two monster road games that put his name on the national stage. Martin churned out 68 yards on 19 carries, and had three receptions for 51 yards, including one simple dumpoff he busted for 42.
On the season, Martin is sitting at 862 rushing yards from an even five yards per carry average. It’s impressive stuff from the rookie, and he’s still on pace to break Cadillac Williams’ rookie record total of 1,178 yards.
There was so much talk about limiting Martin’s workload before this game, and Philip Rivers and the Chargers did just that as they dominated possession. That was a beneficial by-product of this win.