Playing-time breakdown: Chargers

January, 7, 2014
SAN DIEGO -- An examination of the snap counts from Sunday's 27-10 AFC wild-card win over the Cincinnati Bengals:

OFFENSE (Based on 57 snaps)

Quarterback -- Philip Rivers 57.

Running back -- Danny Woodhead, 28, Ryan Mathews 18, Le'Ron McClain 16, Ronnie Brown 11.

Wide receiver -- Keenan Allen 56, Eddie Royal 37, Vincent Brown 18, Seyi Ajirotutu 1.

Tight end -- Ladarius Green 48, Antonio Gates 40, Jake Byrne 11.

Offensive line -- Jeromey Clary 57, D.J. Fluker 57, King Dunlap 57, Chad Rinehart 57, Rich Ohrnberger 47, Nick Hardwick 10, Johnnie Troutman 1.

Offensive analysis: Gates played 40 snaps -- the lowest amount he's played since getting 38 snaps against Tennessee in Week 3, while Green played 48 snaps. Green also played a season-high 57 snaps against the Bengals in San Diego's earlier matchup on Dec. 1. ... Brown's 18 snaps were a season low. ... Rivers targeted a wide receiver only five times against Cincinnati. ... Ohrnberger's 47 snaps was the most he's played since getting 48 snaps at Jacksonville in Week 7. ... Rivers finished 7-of-10 for 80 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions in the third quarter, helping the Chargers take a 17-10 lead.

DEFENSE (Based on 81 snaps)

Line -- Corey Liuget 61, Kendal Reyes 57, Cam Thomas 40, Lawrence Guy 16, Kwame Geathers 8.

Linebacker -- Donald Butler 81, Melvin Ingram 57, Reggie Walker 41, Manti Te'o 38, Jarret Johnson 38, Thomas Keiser 28.

Secondary -- Eric Weddle 81, Shareece Wright 81, Marcus Gilchrist 81, Richard Marshall 79, Jahleel Addae 61, Darrell Stuckey 43.

Defensive analysis: Butler finished with a season-high 12 tackles, including two tackles for a loss. ... San Diego's defense has forced 14 turnovers in the past seven games. ... Liuget finished with five tackles, including a tackle for a loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry. ... Addae's 61 and Stuckey's 43 snaps were season highs. ... Wright has two interceptions and five pass deflections in the past five games. ... Geathers was active for the first time in eight games

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter



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