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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Chargers

By Eric D. Williams

SAN DIEGO -- An examination of the snap counts from Sunday’s 26-13 win over the Oakland Raiders:

OFFENSE (Based on 72 snaps)

Quarterback Philip Rivers 72.

Running backRyan Mathews 41, Danny Woodhead 30, Le’Ron McClain 6 Ronnie Brown 1.

Wide receiver Keenan Allen 71, Eddie Royal 63, Vincent Brown 42.

Tight endAntonio Gates 68, Ladarius Green 30, John Phillips 5.

Offensive line Jeromey Clary 72, D.J. Fluker 72, King Dunlap 72, Nick Hardwick 72, Chad Rinehart 72.

Offensive analysis: Royal’s 63 plays is the most he’s played in a game this season. ... For the season, Rivers is 140 of 197 (71.1 percent) for 1,680 yards, 13 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on first down. He’s been sacked nine times and posted a 108.3 passer rating. ... Rivers has thrown a touchdown pass in 19 consecutive games, dating back to last season. ... Allen (957 receiving yards) needs 43 receiving yards to record the 35th, 1,000-yard season in franchise history, becoming the first NFL rookie to achieve that mark since A.J. Green posted 1,057 in 2011.

DEFENSE (Based on 58 snaps)

LineCorey Liuget 45, Kendall Reyes 45, Cam Thomas 17, Sean Lissemore 16, Lawrence Guy 16.

LinebackerDonald Butler 58, Melvin Ingram 34, Manti Te'o 31, Reggie Walker 28, Jarret Johnson 27, Thomas Keiser 23, Bront Bird 2.

SecondaryEric Weddle 58, Richard Marshall 58, Shareece Wright 58, Marcus Gilchrist 55, Jahleel Addae 39, Darrell Stuckey 27, Derek Cox 3.

Defensive analysis: Ingram’s 34 snaps is the most he’s played in a game all season. ...The Chargers are holding teams to 105 yard rushing a contest, No. 10 in the NFL. .. Stuckey’s 27 defensive snaps is the most he’s played on that side of the ball all season. ...The Chargers are getting off of the field on third down, with a 31 percent third-down efficiency rate (13 of 42) over the past four games. ... Wright leads the team in pass breakups with 13.