Chargers vs Panthers NFL Week 13 Capsule

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-7) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-8)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  CHARGERS PANTHERS
SERIES LEADER   4-1
STREAKS   Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCoy: 0-0 Ron Rivera: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 28-21 vs. Tampa Bay L 40-7 at Seattle
LAST GAME 12/16/12: Panthers 31 at Chargers 7. Carolina RB DeAngelo Williams has 144 scrimmage yards & TD catch. Panthers DE Charles Johnson has 2 sacks & FF.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/04: Chargers 17, Panthers 6. San Diego RBs Jesse Chatman & LaDainian Tomlinson each rush for TD. Chargers’ defense limits Panthers to 263 total yards.
REFEREE Ronald Torbert
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Brady Quinn, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (SD), 93 (Car). XM: 384 (SD), 228 (Car).

STATS

PASSING Philip Rivers: 266-425-3353-25-14-93.0 Cam Newton: 203-371-2614-14-8-80.6
RUSHING Melvin Gordon: 251-992-4.0-10 Jonathan Stewart: 138-511-3.7-7
RECEIVING Tyrell Williams: 53-837-15.8-6 Greg Olsen (TE): 61-820-13.4-3
OFFENSE 367.8 346.0
TAKE/GIVE -1 -6
DEFENSE 360.1 369.6
SACKS Melvin Ingram: 6 Mario Addison: 6.5
INTs Casey Hayward: 7 (1L) Thomas Davis: 3
PUNTING Drew Kaser (R): 45.2 Michael Palardy: 45.2
KICKING Josh Lambo: 98 (35/38 PAT; 21/25 FG) Graham Gano: 79 (25/28 PAT; 18/22 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.9 rating in past 2 meetings. Ties for 4th in NFL with 25 pass TDs…RB MELVIN GORDON had 138 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 54 rec.) & rush TD last week. Ranks 4th in NFL with 12 TDs (10 rush, 2 rec.)…WR TYRELL WILLIAMS aims for 5th in row with rec. TD. WR DONTRELLE INMAN has 168 rec. yards (84 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2. TE ANTONIO GATES has 109 career TD catches, 2nd most by TE in NFL history. Aims for 3rd meeting in row with rec. TD. TE HUNTER HENRY ties for 3rd among rookies with 5 TD catches…CB CASEY HAYWARD has 4 INTs in past 5. Leads NFL with 7 INTs & 17 PD. LB MELVIN INGRAM leads team with 6 sacks. Rookie DE JOEY BOSA has 5.5 sacks, 9 TFL & FF in past 8. Ties for 3rd among rookies with 5.5 sacks. Rookie LB JATAVIS BROWN is 1 of 6 in NFL with 50+ tackles (51), 3+ sacks (3) & 2+ FFs (2)…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON has 19 pass TDs vs. 6 INTs for 99.8 rating with 5 rush TDs in past 9 at home. Aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with rush TD. Passed for 231 yards & 2 TDs for 99.4 rating in last meeting…RB JONATHAN STEWART has 7 rush TDs in past 7. FB MIKE TOLBERT had 2 rush TDs in last meeting…WR TED GINN JR. aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Has 9 receptions for 195 yards & 2 TDs in past 2. WR KELVIN BENJAMIN has 5 TDs in 7 career games vs. AFC. Since 2013, TE GREG OLSEN leads NFL TEs in receptions (295) & rec. yards (3,748)…DE KONY EALY has sack in 3 of past 4. DE CHARLES JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. LB THOMAS DAVIS has 2 INTs in past 3 vs. AFC. Since 2013, is only NFL LB with 400+ tackles (407), 14+ sacks (14.5) & 8+ INTs (9). CB DARYL WORLEY leads rookie CBs with 66 tackles. S MICHAEL GRIFFIN had team-high 14 tackles last week.      

Chargers Can’t Hold Lead; Fall to Buccaneers at Home 28-21

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v San Diego Chargers

Jameis Winston threw a go-ahead, 12-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Brate midway through the fourth quarter and Keith Tandy intercepted Philip Rivers in the end zone with 2:56 left to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their fourth straight victory, 28-21 victory against San Diego on Sunday.

Rivers had the Chargers on the move in the final minutes before Tandy got in front of a pass to Dontrelle Inman and picked it off.

Tandy’s momentum carried him into the end zone, giving the Bucs the ball on their 20. They were able to run out the clock.

The Bucs (7-5) pulled into a tie with Atlanta atop the NFC South.

Tampa Bay benefited from a short punt by Drew Kaser to start the winning drive on their 46. Winston found Brate for the TD on the fourth play of the drive, and then hit Mike Evans on a conversion pass for a 28-21 lead.

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Rivers Paces Chargers with 3 TD’s; Bolts Top Texans in Houston 21-13

San Diego Chargers v Houston Texans

San Diego’s Philip Rivers read all week about the Texans being 5-0 at home. He decided the Chargers should be the ones to end their perfect record in Houston.

“I don’t like getting caught up in too much bulletin-board stuff, but I liked that, the fact this team was unbeaten at home, so let’s go change that,” Rivers said. “It was in my head all week that we could stop the streak.”

Rivers did just that, throwing for 242 yards and three touchdowns to give the Chargers a 21-13 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Sunday. Dontrelle Inman had 119 yards receiving and a touchdown to help San Diego (5-6) to the victory.

The Texans (6-5) were done in by four turnovers, including three interceptions by Brock Osweiler . He was so bad Sunday that coach Bill O’Brien was asked twice after the game if he’d considered benching him for backup Tom Savage.

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Chargers at Texans NFL Week 12 Inactives

Chargers: LB Jatavis Brown, CB Brandon Flowers, TE Asante Cleveland, C Max Tuerk, RB Ronnie Hillman, OT Tyreek Burwell, WR Geremy Davis

Texans: QB Brandon Weeden, WR Jaelen Strong, RB Alfred Blue, RB Tyler Ervin, OLB John Simon, OG Josh Walker, OG Oday Aboushi

Dolphins vs Chargers NFL Week 10 Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-4) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-5)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

DOLPHINS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER 14-13  
STREAKS 2 of past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Adam Gase: 0-0 Mike McCoy: 1-2
LAST WEEK W 27-23 vs. New York Jets W 43-35 vs. Tennessee
LAST GAME 12/20/15: Dolphins 14 at Chargers 30. San Diego RB Danny Woodhead has 4 TDs (3 receiving, 1 rushing). Chargers QB Philip Rivers passes for 311 yards & 3 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/20/15
REFEREE Terry McAulay
BROADCAST CBS (4:05 PM ET):  Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Mia), 83 (SD). XM: 231 (Mia), 226 (SD).

STATS

PASSING Ryan Tannehill: 156-241-1877-8-7-87.4 Philip Rivers: 206-325-2560-17-7-96.2
RUSHING Jay Ajayi: 108-646-6.0-6 Melvin Gordon: 193-768 (3L)-4.0-9 (T1L)
RECEIVING Jarvis Landry: 49-605-12.3-1 Travis Benjamin: 39-514-13.2-3
OFFENSE 340.1 378.0
TAKE/GIVE -3 0
DEFENSE 362.6 364.7
SACKS Cameron Wake: 5 Melvin Ingram: 5
INTs Isa Abdul-Quddus: 2 Casey Hayward: 5 (T1L)
PUNTING Matt Darr: 45.8 Drew Kaser (R): 44.3
KICKING Andrew Franks: 51 (18/18 PAT; 11/14 FG) Josh Lambo: 86 (2L) (26/29 PAT; 20/22 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: QB RYAN TANNEHILL has 4 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 95.6 rating in past 3 vs. SD. In 7 career games vs. AFC West, has 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 93.7 rating…RB JAY AJAYI has 529 rush yards (176.3 per game) & 4 rush TDs in past 3. Aims for 5th in row with rush TD. Leads NFL with 5.98 yards per carry avg. (min. 50 att.)…WR JARVIS LANDRY has 45 catches (9 per game) for 474 yards (94.8 per game) & TD in past 5 on road. Since 2014, has 243 receptions, 4th in NFL. TE DOMINIQUE JONES had 1st career rec. TD last week. WR KENNY STILLS aims for 3rd in row on road with rec. TD…LB KIKO ALONSO leads team with 67 tackles. Has 30 tackles, 3 TFL & 2 FRs in past 3 on road. DT NDAMUKONG SUH aims for 3rd in row with sack. Since entering NFL in 2010, has 46.5 sacks, tied for most by DT. DE CAMERON WAKE had 2 sacks & 2 FFs last week. Has 4 sacks in past 3. Aims for 4th in row vs. SD with sack… CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS threw for 275 yards & 2 TDs for 117.6 rating last week. In last meeting, had 311 pass yards & 3 TDs for 102.9 rating. Ranks 9th in NFL history with 298 career TD passes…RB MELVIN GORDON had 261 scrimmage yards (196 rush, 65 rec.) last week, 2nd most in game in team history. Has 537 scrimmage yards (375 rush, 162 rec.) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3. Leads NFL with 11 TDs (9 rush, 2 rec.)…TE ANTONIO GATES had 75 rec. yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs with 108 TD catches. WR TYRELL WILLIAMS had rec. TD last week. Ties for 4th in NFL with 8 catches of 25+ yards. Leads team with 595 rec. yards…CB CASEY HAYWARD aims for 3rd in row with INT. Had INT in last meeting. Ties for NFL lead with 5 INTs & 12 PD. LB MELVIN INGRAM had 2.5 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has sack in 3 of past 4. LB KOREY TOOMER aims for 3rd in row with FF. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 3 FFs. Rookie DE JOEY BOSA ties for NFL rookie lead with 4 sacks.

Chargers Rally From Down 17; Top Falcons in Overtime 33-30

San Diego Chargers v Atlanta Falcons

Josh Lambo said kicking his game-winning field goal — his fourth of the game — was no more difficult than an extra point.

The hard work, according to the kicker, was handled by Denzel Perryman and San Diego’s defense.

Lambo’s 42-yard field goal in overtime gave San Diego its first road victory of the year, as the Chargers rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 33-30 on Sunday.

Perryman, the linebacker still obviously affected by a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the Chargers’ Oct. 9 loss to Oakland, delivered two key plays late in the game. His interception of Matt Ryan’s pass for Julio Jones set up Lambo’s tying 33-yard field goal with 18 seconds remaining in regulation.

Perryman’s fourth-and-1 stop on running back Devonta Freeman gave San Diego the ball at Atlanta’s 43 for the Chargers’ winning drive.

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Chargers at Falcons NFL Week Seven Inactives

Chargers

  • CB Brandon Flowers, S Jahleel Addae, TE Asante Cleveland, C Max Tuerk, T Tyreek Burwell, DE Darius Philon, OLB Jerry Attaochu

Falcons

  • WR Keshawn Martin, QB Christian Ponder, DT Glenn Dorsey, RB Carlos Hyde, CB Marcus Cromartie, OT John Theus, TE Je’Ron Hamm.

Chargers at Falcons NFL Week Seven Capsule

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (2-4) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (4-2)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  CHARGERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER   8-1
STREAKS   Past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCoy: 0-0 Dan Quinn: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 21-13 vs. Denver L 26-24 at Seattle
LAST GAME 9/23/12: Falcons 27 at Chargers 3. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan passes for 275 yards & 3 TDs. Falcons S Thomas DeCoud records 3 PD & 2 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/17/04: Falcons 21, Chargers 20. Atlanta QB Michael Vick passes for 218 yards & has 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing). Falcons TE Alge Crumpler has 4 receptions for 54 yards & TD.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST FOX (4:05 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field Reporter). Westwood One: Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 93 (SD), 134 (Atl). XM: 232 (SD), 228 (Atl).

STATS

PASSING Philip Rivers: 135-201-1647-12-3-105.9 Matt Ryan: 143-210-2075 (1L)-15 (2L)-3-117.9 (1L)
RUSHING Melvin Gordon: 116-393-3.4-6 (T2L) Devonta Freeman: 90-450-5.0-2
RECEIVING Travis Benjamin: 31-411-13.3-2 Julio Jones: 31-656 (1L)-21.2-4
OFFENSE 355.2 441.5 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE -2 +1
DEFENSE 363.2 379.5
SACKS Jatavis Brown (R), Melvin Ingram: 3 Vic Beasley: 4.5
INTs Casey Hayward: 3 (T2L) Robert Alford: 2
PUNTING Drew Kaser (R): 41.0 Matt Bosher: 46.2
KICKING Josh Lambo: 57 (18/19 PAT; 13/14 FG) Matt Bryant: 57 (3L) (21/21 PAT; 12/12 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has 43,094 career pass yards & passed HOFer DAN FOUTS (43,040) for most in team history. Since 2008, has 36,406 pass yards, 2nd most in NFL. …RB MELVIN GORDON ties for 2nd in NFL with 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.). Rushed for 94 yards last week, incl. career-long 48-yard run…Rookie TE HUNTER HENRY aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Had career-high 6 catches & 83 yards (1 TD) last week. WR-PR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 15 career TDs (12 rec., 3 PR) & 9 have been 40+ yards. WR TYRELL WILLIAMS has 15 catches for 347 yards (86.8 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 on road. TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs with 106 rec. TDs. In past 5 vs. NFC, has 5 rec. TDs…Rookie LB JATAVIS BROWN had career-high 15 tackles & sack last week. Has sack in 3 of past 4. LB MELVIN INGRAM has 9.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 11. Rookie DE JOEY BOSA has 2 sacks in 1st 2 career games. CB CASEY HAYWARD has 3 INTs in past 5…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN passed for 335 yards & 3 TDs in Week 6. Has 100+ rating in 7 of past 8. Averaging 369.3 yards per game & has 9 TDs for 120.5 rating in past 4 at home…RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has TD in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC. RB TEVIN COLEMAN has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5…WR JULIO JONES had 139 rec. yards & TD last week. Averaging 173.3 yards per game & has 3 TDs in past 4 at home. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4 vs. AFC. WR MOHAMED SANU had TD catch in Week 6…DE DWIGHT FREENEY has sack in 3 of past 4. LB VIC BEASLEY has 4.5 sacks in past 2 vs. AFC. CB ROBERT ALFORD has 2 INTs & 8 PD in past 4 at home. CB DESMOND TRUFANT had sack & FF in Week 6. S KEMAL ISHMAEL aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 10+ tackles & PD. Rookie S KEANU NEAL had 11 tackles last week. Aims for 3rd in row with FF.