SAN DIEGO -- An examination of the snap counts from the San Diego Chargers’ 22-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.
OFFENSE (Based on 66 offensive snaps)
Quarterback – Philip Rivers 66.
Offensive analysis – With Allen out because of an ankle injury, Ajiroutu played a season-high 41 snaps on offense. ... Rivers has completed just 47 percent of his passes thrown outside the numbers in the past two games, which is No. 26 in the league. ... Rivers completed 5-of-11 passes for 58 yards, no interceptions and no touchdowns on third down against Denver. He was not sacked, posting a 61.9 passer rating on third down. ... The Chargers are averaging 3 yards a carry on first-down rushes, the worst in the NFL. ... San Diego’s offense has turned it over eight times in the last four games.
DEFENSE (Based on 66 defensive snaps)
Defensive analysis – San Diego’s defense has allowed 1,710 yards after the catch, which is No. 21 in the NFL. ... Peyton Manning completed 4-of-6 passes for 62 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions on third down against the Chargers. He was not sacked, posting a 100.7 passer rating on third down. ... The Chargers gave up five passing plays of 20-plus yards against the Broncos. ... Weddle leads San Diego with 99 tackles, and is one tackle away from registering 100 tackles in a year for a third straight season and the fourth time in his career.