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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Chargers

By Eric D. Williams

SAN DIEGO -- An examination of the snap counts from Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals:

OFFENSE (Based on 65 snaps)

Quarterback -- Philip Rivers 65.

Running back -- Ryan Mathews 36, Danny Woodhead 27, Le'Ron McClain 4 Ronnie Brown 1.

Wide receiver -- Keenan Allen 65, Vincent Brown 63, Seyi Ajirotutu 5.

Tight end -- Antonio Gates 60, Ladarius Green 60, John Phillips 4.

Offensive line -- D.J. Fluker 65, Jeromey Clary 65, Johnnie Troutman 65, Chad Rinehart 65, Nick Hardwick 65.

Offensive analysis -- With slot receiver Eddie Royal unavailable due to injury, the Chargers predominantly played two-tight end sets against the Bengals. Ladarius Green played a season-high 60 snaps. ... All five offensive line starters made it through the game without an injury taking them off the field for a second straight week. ... Philip Rivers finished 5 of 10 for 73 yards, no touchdowns and an interception on third down. ... Rivers 80.0 passer rating was his lowest this season.

DEFENSE (Based on 62 snaps)

Line -- Corey Liuget 43, Kendall Reyes 43, Cam Thomas 39, Sean Lissemore 25, Lawrence Guy 20.

Linebacker --– Donald Butler 61, Reggie Walker 59, Manti Te'o 56, Tourek Williams 45, Thomas Keiser 19, Bront Bird 2.

Secondary -- Eric Weddle 62, Marcus Gilchrist 62, Shareece Wright 61, Richard Marshall 61, Johnny Patrick 17, Jahleel Addae 6, Darrell Stuckey 1.

Defensive analysis: After being replaced in the starting lineup, cornerback Derek Cox did not play a single snap on defense for the first time this season. But Cox played seven snaps on special teams. ... Sean Lissemore played a season-high 26 snaps, totaling four tackles. ... After struggling to start the game, Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton finished 8 of 13 for 149 yards and a touchdown in the second half. ... San Diego's defense has forced four turnovers the past two games. The Chargers' offense has scored just 10 points off of those turnovers.