Playing-time breakdown: Chargers

November, 19, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- An examination of the snap counts from Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins:

OFFENSE (Based on 65 snaps)

Quarterback -- Philip Rivers 65.

Running back -- Ryan Mathews 36, Danny Woodhead 24, Ronnie Brown 5, Le'Ron McClain 1.

Wide receiver -- Eddie Royal 51, Keenan Allen 49, Vincent Brown 46, Seyi Ajirotutu 16.

Tight end -- Antonio Gates 64, Ladarius Green 20, John Phillips 12.

Offensive line -- D.J. Fluker 65, Jeromey Clary 65, Johnnie Troutman 64, Chad Rinehart 64, Nick Hardwick 60, Rich Ohrnberger 5, Stephen Schilling 1.

Offensive analysis -- Ajirotutu played a season-high 16 snaps, finishing with two catches for 38 yards -- all on San Diego's final drive. San Diego's special teams standout may have earned some more playing time on offense with that performance. ... The Dolphins did a good job on Woodhead. He was targeted a season-low two times on 14 routes. ... All three Rivers' sacks given up by San Diego's offensive line occurred in the fourth quarter. ... Mathews rushed five times for 7 yards in the fourth quarter -- 99 of his 127 rushing yards came on first down.

DEFENSE (Based on 63 snaps)

Line -- Corey Liuget 47, Kendall Reyes 45, Cam Thomas 20, Sean Lissemore 14, Lawrence Guy 9.

Linebacker -- Donald Butler 63, Thomas Keiser 56, Manti Te'o 49, Reggie Walker 28, Tourek Williams 26, Jarret Johnson 15, Bront Bird 1.

Secondary -- Marcus Gilchrist 63, Eric Weddle 62, Derek Cox 62, Shareece Wright 62, Richard Marshall 34, Johnny Patrick 24, Jahleel Addae 13.

Defensive analysis: San Diego's defense held Miami to 2 of 10 on third down. ... Te'o has yet to record a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery or interception in seven games played. ... Liuget leads all San Diego defenders with five accepted penalties for 36 yards. ... Cox played in the most snaps he's seen in a month. He missed a chance at an interception, and hasn't had a pass breakup during San Diego's three-game losing streak.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter



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