SAN DIEGO -- An examination of the snap counts for the San Diego Chargers during the 2014 regular season.
OFFENSE (Based on 1008 snaps)
Offensive line – Chad Rinehart 1008, King Dunlap 1000, D.J. Fluker 962, Johnnie Troutman 732, Chris Watt 458, Rich Ohrnberger 421, Trevor Robinson 157, Doug Legursky 128, Jeremiah Sirles 105, Willie Smith 55, Nick Hardwick 15.
Offensive analysis – Rinehart is the only player on offense who played every single snap this year. Floyd’s 899 snaps is a career high, which is remarkable considering the career-threatening neck injury he returned from last season. ... Brown’s 2.6 yards per carry this season is a career-low. ... The Chargers used five different starting offensive line combinations this season. ... Rivers completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,381 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions on third down this season. Rivers was sacked 15 times, posting a 105.4 passer rating on third down. ... The Chargers passed the ball 57 percent of the time in 2014, compared to 51 percent of the time in 2013. ... Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Chargers finished with just 15 drops this season, tied for fourth-best in the NFL. ... The Chargers averaged 3.16 yards per carry on first-and-10 rushes, second-worst in the NFL.
DEFENSE (Based on 988 snaps)
Linebacker – Donald Butler 670, Dwight Freeney 531, Jarret Johnson 523, Melvin Ingram 467, Manti Te'o 424, Andrew Gachkar 366, Kavell Conner 336, Jeremiah Attaochu 161, Reggie Walker 133, Tourek Williams 127, Cordarro Law 73.
Secondary – Eric Weddle 961, Marcus Gilchrist 929, Shareece Wright 784, Brandon Flowers 769, Jahleel Addae 393, Richard Marshall 263, Jason Verrett 207, Darrell Stuckey 155, Steve Williams 122, Chris Davis 107, Adrian Phillips 42.
Defensive analysis – The Chargers allowed 1,838 yards after the catch, No. 14 in the NFL. ... For a third straight season, Liuget led the Chargers in sacks with 4.5. He also played a career-high 733 snaps in 2014. ... Chargers rookie defensive draft picks played a combined 437 snaps in 2014. ... The Chargers finished with a minus-5 turnover differential, tied for No. 22 in the NFL. The last time San Diego finished in the top 10 in turnover differential was 2009 (sixth). The last five Super Bowl champions have finished in the top 10 in turnover differential during the regular season. ... The Chargers finished with just seven interceptions, tied for second-worst in the NFL. San Diego totaled 11 interceptions in 2013, tied for No. 26 in the league. ... Since 2008, Weddle has played an average of 937 snaps during the regular season.