Welcome back to the snap report, a weekly feature where we look at the Chargers players involved in each offensive and defensive snap and track how players earn and lose playing time as the year continues. As always, these snap counts come from the NFL and the numbers are rounded to the nearest percent.
The Chargers ran 72 plays on offense for the second straight week, 14 more than the Raiders' 58. Let's take a look at the snap counts for the offense.
The offensive line continued its game of musical chairs last week, with Clary returning from injury and rookie Nick Benton making his debut. Ten different players have recorded snaps on the offensive line so far this year, and it's only been five weeks! We'll probably see that list grow with Mike Harris landing on IR with an ankle injury and the team signing tackle Mike Remmers off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. I hope Telesco's contract came with a lot of pens.
Here are the snap counts for the defensive squad.
It's good to see Manti Te'o getting some more field time coming back from injury. It's going to be a long season for this defense, but the more experience guys like Te'o can get now, the better. Only three cornerbacks recorded defensive snaps against the Raiders, and (surprise!) none of them played particularly well. Richard Marshall and Derek Cox allowed receptions on 11 of the 14 passes thrown at them on the way to earning PFF pass coverage ratings of -3.4 and -1.9, respectively. I wouldn't be surprised if Marshall had flashbacks of Denarius Moore blowing by him in his nightmares all week.
While it was a pretty down day for the defense overall, Corey Liuget was impressive this past Sunday, hurrying Terrelle Pryor three times and making four stops. That makes two straight games where neither Kwame Geathers nor Andrew Gachkar have recorded a snap for the defense, while Darrell Stuckey received his first.