Game Book: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

Stephen Dunn

Each week, we dig through the official game book from the latest San Diego Chargers game to find fun information. This week, we tackle their Thursday night win over the Chiefs.

  • Your official starting WR opposite Malcom Floyd? Seyi Ajirotutu, but that's just because he was in for the first offensive play of the game. Tutu only played 40% of the offensive snaps compared to 71% of the snaps played by Danario Alexander.
  • The San Diego Chargers' 3 touchdowns in the fourth quarter came in just 3 minutes. The first one was scored with 11:33 left and the third one was scored with 8:33 left in the quarter.
  • Dexter McCluster was thrown at 6 times but caught just 2 passes.
  • The Chiefs finished with more first downs (21) than the Chargers (18). They also converted more 3rd downs (58%) than the Chargers (44%).
  • Matt Cassel had 1 less completion (19) than Philip Rivers (20) but threw the ball 9 more times than the Chargers' QB.
  • The Chargers averaged an insane 10.3 yards per offensive play. The Chiefs averaged 5.9 yards per offensive play.
  • The Chiefs won the time of possession battle, 31:31 to the Chargers' 28:29. San Diego had the ball and the lead for 23:53.
  • Jared Gaither must have gotten injured at some point, as he left the game for 6 snaps and Mike Harris filled in.
  • Ryan Mathews, probably the best player on the offense, was in on just 52% of the offensive snaps.
  • Randy McMichael and Dante Rosario each got 17 offensive snaps as the backup TEs.
  • Eric Weddle was the only defensive player to be on the field for every snap.
  • Atari Bigby seemed to have his participation cut down, and he dropped to being on the field for just 72% of the snaps. He had been at or around 100% for most of this season.
  • Aubrayo Franklin was in on just 28% of the defensive snaps. The only defensive lineman with less was Antonio Garay, who was active for the first time all season.
  • Speaking of recently active players, Shareece Wright played 2 defensive snaps.
  • Former Charger Brandon Siler played on zero defensive snaps for the Chiefs.
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