Playing-time breakdown: Chargers

January, 1, 2014
Jan 1
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SAN DIEGO -- An examination of the snap counts from Sunday’s 27-24 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs:

OFFENSE (Based on 73 snaps)

Quarterback: Philip Rivers 73.

Running back: Ryan Mathews 37, Danny Woodhead 36, Le’Ron McClain 6.

Wide receiver: Keenan Allen 73, Eddie Royal 62, Vincent Brown 48, Seyi Ajirotutu 3.

Tight end: Antonio Gates 65, Ladarius Green 32, Jake Byrne 3.

Offensive line: Jeromey Clary 73, D.J. Fluker 73, King Dunlap 73, Nick Hardwick 73, Chad Rinehart 73.

Offensive analysis: Mathews has carried the ball at least 24 times in four straight games, all wins for San Diego. In games in which Mathews has carried the ball at least 19 times, the Chargers are 7-1. ... Green has been targeted just four times in the past four games. ... Rivers finished 8-of-15 for 118 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on third down. He was not sacked, and posted a 118.9 passer rating on third down. For the season, Rivers has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,368 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions on third down. He’s been sacked eight times and has a 103.8 passer rating on third down.

DEFENSE (Based on 72 snaps)

Line: Kendall Reyes 58, Corey Liuget 57, Cam Thomas 31, Lawrence Guy 16, Sean Lissemore 8.

Linebacker: Donald Butler 72, Manti Te’o 57, Melvin Ingram 49, Jarret Johnson 46, Reggie Walker 24, Thomas Keiser 24.

Secondary: Eric Weddle 72, Richard Marshall 72, Shareece Wright 72, Marcus Gilchrist 72, Jahleel Addae 47, Darrell Stuckey 15.

Defensive analysis: Weddle tied a season-high for tackles with 14, and Te’o had a season-high 10 tackles. ... San Diego’s defense allowed the Chiefs to finish 3 for 3 in the red zone. Defensively, the Chargers are No. 27 in the NFL in red zone efficiency (62.2 percent). ... Addae has played an average of 44 snaps a contest in the past three games. ... Ingram started his second-straight game, playing a season-high 49 snaps. ... San Diego’s 36 sacks are tied for No. 23 in the league.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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