Game Book: How Did the Chargers Lose to the Ravens?

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

Looking through the NFL's official game book from the Chargers loss to the Ravens to find interesting statistics.

  • The Head Referee in Sunday's Ravens/Chargers game was Gene Steratore, in case you were unaware.
  • Danario Alexander, who was sitting on his couch a month and a half ago, had the most receiving targets, the most receptions, the most receiving yards, and the longest reception of the day for the Chargers.
  • Robert Meachem, who was San Diego's highest paid free agent acquisition this past offseason, played just 2 snaps (don't worry, he's completely healthy) and wasn't thrown to a single time.
  • The Chargers had the ball and the lead 6 times, for a total of 17:45 (more than a full quarter) of time spent driving the ball with a lead. The Ravens, who won the game, never had the ball and the lead.
  • San Diego had just two offensive plays that went for 20+ yards. Baltimore had 6 plays that went for 20+, including two passes to Torrey Smith that went for 30+ yards.
  • The following Chargers played all 68 offensive snaps: Philip Rivers, Jeromey Clary, Louis Vasquez, Nick Hardwick, Rex Hadnot, Mike Harris.
  • Malcom Floyd played 67 snaps, Antonio Gates played 66 and Danario Alexander played 64. So much for a receiving corps by committee.
  • Ryan Mathews, who hasn't fumbled in a month, played on just 60% of the offensive snaps.
  • Quentin Jammer, who was awful against the Ravens, was the only Chargers defender to play on every defensive snap.
  • Takeo Spikes, who has seen his snap counts rise each week, played on all but 1 of San Diego's 93 defensive snaps.
  • Antoine Cason, who played an okay game, played on all but 2 of the Chargers' defensive snaps.
  • Corey Lynch, who was signed specifically to play on Special Teams this season, played on 82% of the defensive snaps (and 62% of the special teams snaps).
  • Corey Liuget once again got the most snaps of any defensive lineman. Unfortunately, Vaughn Martin got the second most. Aubrayo Franklin got the fewest defensive snaps on the team, with 15.
  • Melvin Ingram played on 51% of the Chargers' defensive snaps. That's more than the 45% that Jarret Johnson was out there for. Neither came close to Shaun Phillips' 77%.
  • Darrell Stuckey, who is technically listed as a Safety and was taken in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft to be a Safety, played on zero defensive snaps (Shareece Wright and Marcus Gilchrist both got shots at Safety) and just 4 special teams snaps.
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