Playing-time breakdown: Chargers

November, 27, 2013
11/27/13
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SAN DIEGO -- An examination of the snap counts from Sunday’s 41-38 win over the Kansas City Chiefs:

OFFENSE (Based on 70 snaps)

QuarterbackPhilip Rivers 70.

Running back Danny Woodhead 33, Ryan Mathews 24, Ronnie Brown 13, Le'Ron McClain 6.

Wide receiverKeenan Allen 69, Vincent Brown 47, Eddie Royal 42, Seyi Ajirotutu 11.

Tight endAntonio Gates 65, Ladarius Green 29, John Phillips 11.

Offensive lineD.J. Fluker 70, Jeromey Clary 70, Johnnie Troutman 70, Chad Rinehart 70, Nick Hardwick 70.

Offensive analysis – Rivers finished 11-of-13 for 199 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions on third down. Rivers was not sacked, posting a 144.4 passer rating on third down. ... Allen finished with a season-high 81 yards after the catch. Allen is tied for 12th in the NFL with 18 receptions for 267 yards on third down. ... Mathews is 5-of-6 converting on third-and-1 this season. ... The Chargers are averaging a NFL-high 8.23 yards per attempt this season.

DEFENSE (Based on 64 snaps)

LineCorey Liuget 44, Kendall Reyes 43, Cam Thomas 32, Sean Lissemore 21, Lawrence Guy 15.

LinebackerDonald Butler 61, Reggie Walker 56, Manti Te'o 47, Thomas Keiser 43, Tourek Williams 27, Bront Bird 4.

SecondaryEric Weddle 64, Marcus Gilchrist 63, Shareece Wright 57, Richard Marshall 50, Johnny Patrick 29, Derek Cox 25, Jahleel Addae 17, Darrell Stuckey 3, Crezdon Butler 2.

Defensive analysis: Kansas City came into the contest leading the league in turnover differential, but San Diego won the turnover battle (2-0). ... The Chargers held Kansas City to 3-of-9 on third down. ... Kicker Nick Novak had a season-high three tackles against Kansas City. ... Walker’s 56 snaps are the most he’s played since Week 3 at Tennessee (66 snaps). Walker finished with two tackles and a sack and is tied with Keiser for the team lead with four. ... Defensively, the Chargers are giving up a league-leading 6.41 yards per play.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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