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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Chargers

By Eric D. Williams

An examination of the snap counts from Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Denver Broncos:

OFFENSE (Based on 73 snaps)

Quarterback -- Philip Rivers 73.

Running back -- Danny Woodhead 31, Ryan Mathews 26, Ronnie Brown 17, Le'Ron McClain 8.

Wide receiver -- Keenan Allen 71, Eddie Royal 57, Vincent Brown 54.

Tight end -- Antonio Gates 64, Ladarius Green 22, John Phillips 15.

Offensive line -- D.J. Fluker 73, Jeromey Clary 73, Johnnie Troutman 73, Nick Hardwick 50, King Dunlap 42, Chad Rinehart 31, Rich Ohrnberger 23.

Offensive analysis -- After rushing five times for 17 yards in three games leading up to the Denver game, Ronnie Brown totalled a season-high nine rushes for 36 yards. ... After missing five games with a toe injury, Chad Rinehart saw 31 snaps at right guard as a reserve offensive lineman. ... Philip Rivers was 5 of 10 for 76 yards, posting a 75.4 passer rating on third down. ... Johnnie Troutman leads the team with six accepted penalties for 30 yards, all on false starts.

DEFENSE (Based on 60 snaps)

Line -- Kendall Reyes 45, Corey Liuget 43, Cam Thomas 26, Sean Lissemore 14, Lawrence Guy 9, Kwame Geathers 2.

Linebacker -- Donald Butler 60, Thomas Keiser 60, Tourek Williams 46, Manti Te'o 43, Larry English 14.

Secondary -- Eric Weddle 60, Marcus Gilchrist 60, Shareece Wright 58, Johnny Patrick 41, Richard Marshall 31, Derek Cox 31, Jahleel Addae 17.

Defensive analysis: Tourek Williams played a season-high 46 snaps against the Broncos, finishing with two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. ... In his first game back after missing three games with a groin injury, Donald Butler played all 60 snaps, finishing with seven tackles and a fumble recovery. ... Peyton Manning finished 12 of 15 for 172 yards and three touchdown passes on first down. ... Looking for a barometer for how physical Derek Cox is playing? He has just one penalty this season in nine games, a pass interference penalty against Washington two weeks ago.