Denzel Perryman shines in first game back from ankle injury

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman made his presence felt in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"Denzel played probably a little more than we wanted him to play, but I thought he was fine," Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said. "He had a couple mistakes here and there, but I think that was to be expected from him. I thought he played well."

In his first start since suffering a torn ligament in his ankle in August, Perryman led the Chargers with nine combined tackles. He played 46 of a possible 84 defensive snaps.

"Coach (Lynn) told me I wasn't going to play the whole game, and I would just play it by ear with him," Perryman said. "So I basically just went until I couldn't go no more."

Entering Sunday's Week 9 contest, the Jaguars led the league with 166.5 rushing yards a game. The Chargers held Jacksonville to 135 total yards on the ground, but 56 came on a fake punt by Corey Grant for a score.

Talented rookie running back Leonard Fournette finished with 33 rushing yards on 17 carries.

"I felt like I played pretty decent," Perryman said. "I had a couple missed tackles, which I kind knew that was going to happen. I was just trying to knock the rust off. I had some man-to-man coverages I should have won, but other than that I played pretty decent."

Cornerback Casey Hayward said the entire defense fed off having Perryman's energy on the field.

"Just his presence out there helps our defense and helps our team because he's one heck of a player," Hayward said. "Any time you can get a player like that back, it will help your team."

Perryman gave credit to the defensive line for allowing him to stay clean so he could get downhill and make plays. However, even though the University of Miami product played well, his team still didn't get the win coming off the bye week.

"We're 0-1 in the third quarter in these next four games," Perryman said. "This one is done and over with, all we can do is watch the film and move on to the next one."

Here's the Week 9 snap counts for the Chargers against the Jaguars:

OFFENSE (Based on 69 snaps)

Quarterback -- Philip Rivers 69.

Running back -- Melvin Gordon 47, Austin Ekeler 23, Derek Watt 13.

Wide receiver -- Keenan Allen 59, Tyrell Williams 43, Travis Benjamin 41, Mike Williams 27.

Tight end -- Hunter Henry 45, Antonio Gates 26, Sean McGrath 18

Offensive line -- Dan Feeney 69 Spencer Pulley 69, Kenny Wiggins 69, Michael Schofield 69, Russell Okung 62, Michael Ola 7, Sam Tevi 3.

Offensive analysis: According to ESPN Stats & Information, Rivers finished 3-of-11 on passes thrown 15 or more yards for 66 yards and an interception against the Jaguars. Rivers' 27.3 percent completion percentage on such throws is tied for his worst in a game in the past 10 seasons with a minimum of 10 attempts. The Jaguars are holding opponents to a 30 percent completion rate on 15-plus yard throws, with eight interceptions and no touchdowns allowed. ... Gordon finished with 27 rushing yards on 16 carries, his fewest yards in his career in a game in which he had at least 15 carries. ... Rivers leads the Chargers with nine accepted penalties for 68 yards -- seven for delay of game and two for intentional grounding.

DEFENSE (Based on 84 snaps)

Line -- Melvin Ingram 80, Joey Bosa 69, Corey Liuget 47, Darius Philon 42, Brandon Mebane 41, Damion Square 24, Tenny Palepoi 16, Chris McCain 16, Jerry Attaochu 1.

Linebacker -- Jatavis Brown 53, Perryman 46, Kyle Emanuel 40, Korey Toomer 34.

Secondary -- Jahleel Addae 84, Tre Boston 82, Trevor Williams 80, Hayward 74, Desmond King 47, Adrian Phillips 42, Michael Davis 6.

Defensive analysis: Liuget blocked a Josh Lambo extra point attempt in the first quarter, marking the first blocked PAT for the Chargers since John Parrella got to a Todd Peterson kick on Nov. 4, 2001 against Kansas City. ... Emanuel registered a sack against Jacksonville, his first of the season. It marked 2.5 for his career. ... Addae leads the Chargers in tackles with 65, tied for second-most among safeties in the league.