Chargers at 49ers NFL Week 16 Capsule

CHARGERS 49ERS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 6-6
STREAKS Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. McCoy: 0-0 Harbaugh: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 22-10 vs. Broncos L 17-7 at Seahawks
LAST GAME 12/16/10: 49ers 7 at Chargers 34. San Diego QB Philip Rivers throws for 273 yards & 3 TDs, all to WR Vincent Jackson (5 catches, 112 yards). Chargers defense records 6 sacks.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/15/06: Chargers 48, 49ers 19. Rivers completes 29 of 39 passes for 334 yards & 2 TDs. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 71 yards & 4 TDs.
BROADCAST CBS/NFL Network (5:25 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Rod Woodson, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (SD), 85 (SF). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (SD), 85 (SF).

STATS

PASSING Rivers: 326-482-3639-27-13-97.3 Kaepernick: 259-428-3051-16-10-84.9
RUSHING Oliver (R): 133-458-3.4-2 Gore: 204-804-3.9-3
RECEIVING
  1. Allen: 77-783-10.2-4
Boldin: 74-920-12.4-4
OFFENSE 332.7 314.1
TAKE/GIVE -2 +4
DEFENSE 336.8 307.1 (3L)
SACKS Liuget: 3.5 Brooks: 6
INTs Flowers: 3 Cox: 4 (T2C)
PUNTING Scifres: 45.7 Lee: 47.2 (2C)
KICKING Novak: 97 (34/34 PAT; 21/24 FG) Dawson: 95 (26/26 PAT; 23/28 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: In 2 career meetings, QB PHILIP RIVERS has completed 48 of 64 (75.0 pct.) for 607 yards (303.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 130.1 rating. Has 248 pass TDs & needs 2 to join HOFer DAN FOUTS (254) as only Chargers to reach 250 career…In past 4 vs. NFC, RB RYAN MATHEWS has 365 scrimmage yards (279 rush, 86 rec.) with 3 rush TDs. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 overall…TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 10th all-time with 97 TD catches & needs 2 to tie HOFer DON HUTSON (99). Had TD catch last week & joined ROB GRONKOWSKI as only TEs in NFL history with 4 career 10+ TD seasons. Has 9,855 career rec. yards & needs 145 to become 4th TE in history to reach 10,000. WR KEENAN ALLEN has 3 TDs in past 4…S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 90 tackles. Has 13 INTs since 2011, most in AFC…49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK has posted 100+ rating 16 times as starter (incl. playoffs) & 49ers are 15-1 (.938). Has won 6 of 9 starts vs. AFC & has 13 total TDs (9 pass, 4 rush)…RB FRANK GORE has 5 rush TDs in past 6 vs. AFC. In 3 Sat. games, has rushed for 289 yards (96.3 per game) & 3 TDs. Rookie RB CARLOS HYDE had career-best 55 rush yards & 9.2 avg. last week…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 920 rec. yards & needs 80 for 7th career 1,000-yard season. Averages 25.6 yards per catch (8 catches for 205 yards) in career vs. SD. WR STEVIE JOHNSON had 4 catches for 116 yards (29 avg.) in only game vs. SD (12/11/11 with Buf.). WR MICHAEL CRABTREE is 2nd on team with 63 catches & 652 rec. yards. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), TE VERNON DAVIS ties for 3rd in NFL with 53 rec. TDs…Rookie LB CHRIS BORLAND has 97 tackles, 2 INTs, FR & sack in past 8. Rookie DT TANK CARRADINE had 2 sacks last week, 1st sacks of career. LB ALDON SMITH has 7.5 sacks in past 7 vs. AFC. S ERIC REID had 73-yard INT last week. LB AARON LYNCH ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 5 sacks. CB PERRISH COX leads club with 14 PD.

Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preview – Broncos at Chargers

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Charger

Broncos vs Chargers NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

DENVER BRONCOS (10-3) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (8-5)

SERIES

BRONCOS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER 59-49-1
STREAKS 5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Fox: 7-3 McCoy: 1-3
LAST WEEK W 24-17 vs. Bills L 23-14 vs. Patriots
LAST GAME 10/23/14: Chargers 21 at Broncos 35. Denver QB Peyton Manning throws 3 TDs to WR Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders and WR Demaryius Thomas combine for 225 rec. yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/10/13: Broncos 28, Chargers 20. Manning throws for 330 yards & 4 TDs. Thomas has 7 receptions for 108 yards & 3 TDs.
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Dave Sims, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 119 (Den.), 136 (SD). XM: 226 (SD).

STATS

PASSING Manning: 332-496-3910 (3C)-36 (T1L)-11-105.7 (1C) Rivers: 302-441-3407-26-11-100.6 (3C)
RUSHING Anderson: 119-594-5.0-4 Oliver (R): 121-432-3.6-2
RECEIVING
  1. Thomas: 90 (3L)-1266 (3C)-14.1-10 (T3C)
  2. Allen: 74-765-10.3-4
OFFENSE 405.6 (3C) 336.2
TAKE/GIVE +4 0
DEFENSE 311.0 (1C) 336.8
SACKS
  1. Miller: 13
Liuget: 3.5
INTs Harris, Moore: 3 Flowers: 3
PUNTING Colquitt: 43.9 TBD
KICKING Barth: 23 (5/5 PAT; 6/6 FG) Novak: 93 (33/33 PAT; 20/21 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS: QB PEYTON MANNING is tied for NFL lead with 36 TD passes & is only player in history with 4 seasons with 35+ TDs. Has 3,910 pass yards & needs 90 to extend NFL record for most 4,000-yard seasons to 14. Since joining Den. in 2012, has 5-1 record vs. SD (incl. playoffs) with 1,714 pass yards & 17 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 109.9 rating…In past 5, RB C.J. ANDERSON is averaging 143.2 scrimmage yards per game (716 total) with 6 total TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.). Aims for 6th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards or TD…In past 10, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 1,125 yards & 9 TDs. In last game at SD, had 108 rec. yards & 3 TDs. Since entering NFL in 2010, leads AFC WRs with 40 TD catches. Has 10 TDs & is 1 of 2 players in club history (TERRELL DAVIS, 1996-98) with 3 consecutive 10-TD seasons. In last meeting, WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 9 catches for 120 yards & 3 TDs. Has 7 TDs in past 8…Den. is 1 of 2 NFL teams with 2 players with 10+ sacks each (LBs VON MILLER & DE MARCUS WARE). Since entering NFL in 2011, Miller is 2nd in AFC with 48 sacks. CB CHRIS HARRIS, JR. had sack & INT last week…CHARGERS: In past 3 vs. Den., QB PHILIP RIVERS has 636 pass yards with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 101.0 rating. Has 247 pass TDs & needs 3 to join HOFer DAN FOUTS (254) as only Chargers to reach 250 career…In past 6 vs. AFC West, RB RYAN MATHEWS is averaging 100.5 scrimmage yards/game (603 total; 554 rush, 49 rec.) with 4 rush TDs. Rushed for 127 yards & TD in last meeting…TE ANTONIO GATES had 2 TDs in last meeting. Ranks 10th all-time with 96 TD catches & needs 3 to tie HOFer DON HUTSON (99). Needs 1 TD to join ROB GRONKOWSKI as only TEs in NFL history with 4 career 10+ TD seasons. WR KEENAN ALLEN has 3 TD catches in past 3 vs. Broncos. WR EDDIE ROYAL played 4 seasons with Broncos (2008-11) & had 206 rec. for 2,107 yards & 9 TDs…S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 82 tackles. Has 13 INTs since 2011, most in AFC. S DARRELL STUCKEY had 53-yard FR-TD last week vs. NE. LB MANTI TE’O had 1st career INT vs. Pats.

Broncos vs Chargers Wednesday Injury Report

DENVER BRONCOS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB C.J. Anderson (ankle), RB Montee Ball (groin), S Quinton Carter (knee), T Paul Cornick (toe), WR Cody Latimer (ribs), TE Jacob Tamme (ribs), WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle), WR Wes Welker (ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S David Bruton (groin), RB Ronnie Hillman (foot), DE Malik Jackson (knee), TE Julius Thomas (ankle), RB Juwan Thompson (knee), CB Kayvon Webster (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday C Will Montgomery (knee), DE Quanterus Smith (ribs)
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Dwight Freeney (not injury related), TE Ladarius Green (concussion, ankle), DT Corey Liuget (ankle), RB Ryan Mathews (ankle), P Mike Scifres (shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DT Ryan Carrethers (elbow)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Philip Rivers (chest)

Chargers Guard Ryan Miller To Miss Rest of Season with Concussion

A terrible incident Wednesday morning at Chargers Park will force Ryan Miller to miss the rest of the season, Michael Gehlken of UT San Diego reports.

The Chargers guard slipped and fell to the ground before practice, suffering his second concussion in as many years. The 6-foot-7 lineman contemplated retirement after a 2013 concussion in Browns training camp. On Thursday, Miller was placed on the non-football injury list.

Last month, Miller described his 2013 concussion as “terrifying.”

He awoke in a hospital, sensitive to sight and sound with no memory of how he got there. He rest in a dark hotel room for weeks, waiting for his constant headaches and other concussion symptoms to subside.

Wednesday’s fall very well could spell the end of his football career.

San Diego dealt with rain Wednesday. It is not known if the wet surface contributed to his fall.

Patriots at Chargers Thursday Injury Report

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Practice Report
Thursday Practice Not Complete
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Aaron Dobson (hamstring), LB Chris White (ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LS Danny Aiken (concussion), CB Kyle Arrington (ankle), G Dan Connolly (ankle), DE Dominique Easley (knee), WR Julian Edelman (thigh), T Cameron Fleming (ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), DE Chandler Jones (hip), WR Brandon LaFell (shoulder), RB Shane Vereen (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Tom Brady (ankle), T Marcus Cannon (hip)
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Practice Report
Thursday Practice Not Complete
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DT Ryan Carrethers (elbow), LB Dwight Freeney (not injury related), DT Corey Liuget (knee), T Ryan Miller (groin), G Chris Watt (calf)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Andrew Gachkar (knee)

Patriots at Chargers NFL Week 14 Capsule

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-3) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (8-4)

SERIES

PATRIOTS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER 20-14-2
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Belichick: 7-5 McCoy: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 26-21 at Packers W 34-33 at Ravens
LAST GAME 9/18/11: Chargers 21 at Patriots 35. New England QB Tom Brady throws for 423 yards & 3 TDs. Patriots WR Deion Branch has 129 receiving yards & TE Rob Gronkowski adds 2 TD catches.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/10: Patriots 23 at Chargers 20. New England RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis records rushing TD & Gronkowski adds receiving TD. Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski kicks 3 FGs.
BROADCAST NBC (5:30 PM PT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (NE), 92 (SD). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (NE), 226 (SD).

STATS

PASSING Brady: 293-452-3243-28 (3C)-6-101.1 Rivers: 282-408-3218-25-10-102.8 (3C)
RUSHING Vereen: 81-346-4.3-1 Oliver (R): 118-431-3.7-2
RECEIVING Edelman: 77-743-9.6-2
  1. Allen: 72-762-10.6-4
OFFENSE 380.4 346.2
TAKE/GIVE +11 (T1C) -1
DEFENSE 360.9 331.8
SACKS Ninkovich: 6 Liuget: 3.5
INTs 3 tied: 2 Flowers: 3
PUNTING Allen: 45.7 Scifres: 45.7
KICKING Gostkowski: 120 (1C) (42/42 PAT; 26/28 FG) Novak: 91 (31/31 PAT; 20/21 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Needs win to join SF (1983-98) as only NFL teams to win 10+ games in 14 consec. seasons. Have won 7 of past 8…In past 8, QB TOM BRADY has 2,452 pass yards (306.5/game) with 24 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 110.7 rating. In last meeting, passed for 423 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 135.7 rating. Pats are 24-0 when Brady posts 130+ rating (incl. playoffs)…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT led team with 58 rush yards on 10 att. (5.8 avg.) last week. In past 6 with Pats (incl. playoffs), has rushed for 573 yards & 10 TDs…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 86 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. In past 8 overall, has 52 catches for 763 yards & 6 TDs. Has 5 TDs in past 5. Since entering NFL in 2010, leads NFL with 51 rec. TD. WR BRANDON LA FELL had 2 TDs last week & has career-high 7 in 2014. TE TIM WRIGHT has 6 TDs in past 8…DT VINCE WILFORK had 1st career INT in last meeting. In past 7, LB ROB NINKOVICH has 5 sacks, INT & FR. Had sack in last meeting. LB JAMIE COLLINS posted 1st career sack last week…CHARGERS: In past 3 vs. NE, QB PHILIP RIVERS has completed 81 of 117 (69.2 pct.) for 1,020 yards with 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 102.5 rating. Has 2+ TDs in 8 of past 11. Has 246 pass TDs & needs 4 to join HOFer DAN FOUTS (254) as only Chargers to reach 250 career…In last meeting, RB RYAN MATHEWS had 126 scrimmage yards (64 rush, 62 rec.) with rush TD…TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 10th all-time with 96 TD catches & needs 3 to tie HOFer DON HUTSON (99). Needs 1 TD to become 1st TE in NFL history with 4 career 10+ TD seasons. Has TD catch in 3 of past 4 vs. NE. WR KEENAN ALLEN had career-high 11 catches for 121 yards & 2 TDs vs. Bal. WR EDDIE ROYAL has 9+ catches in 2 of 3 career meetings…S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 76 tackles. Has 13 INTs since 2011, most in AFC. LB DONALD BUTLER had sack in last meeting.

NFL Week 12 Capsule – Rams at Chargers

  1. St. LOUIS RAMS (4-6) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (6-4)

SERIES

RAMS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER 6-4
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Fisher: 0-7 McCoy: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 22-7 vs. Broncos W 13-6 vs. Raiders
LAST GAME 10/17/10: Chargers 17 at Rams 20. St. Louis RB Steven Jackson rushes for 109 yards & TD. Rams WR Danario Alexander adds 4 catches for 72 yards, including 38-yard TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/29/06: Chargers 38, Rams 24. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 183 yards & scores 3 total TDs (2 rushing, 1 receiving). Chargers LB Shawne Merriman records 3 sacks.
BROADCAST FOX (1:05 PM PT): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (StL.), 139 (SD). XM: 232 (SD).

STATS

PASSING Hill: 28-42-301-1-1-85.5 Rivers: 219-328-2544-21-8-101.2
RUSHING Mason (R): 92-383-4.2-1 Oliver (R): 111-407-3.7-2
RECEIVING Cook (TE): 34-446-13.1-1
  1. Allen: 55-537-9.8-1
OFFENSE 312.9 330.4
TAKE/GIVE -3 +1
DEFENSE 362.4 331.4
SACKS Quinn: 6 Liuget: 2.5
INTs Ogletree: 2 Flowers: 2
PUNTING Hekker: 45.7 Scifres: 45.3
KICKING Zuerlein: 65 (20/20 PAT; 15/18 FG) Novak: 72 (24/24 PAT; 16/17 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: QB SHAUN HILL completed 20 of 29 (69 pct.) for 220 yards with 1 TD, 0 INTs & 102.7 rating last week…Rookie RB TRE MASON rushed for career-high 113 yards & had career-best 29 carries last week. Has led team in rushing in all 6 games played. RB BENNY CUNNINGHAM has TD in 4 of past 7…WR KENNY BRITT had 4 catches for 128 yards & TD (63 yards) last week. TE LANCE KENDRICKS has TD in 3 of past 5 vs. AFC. Is tied with RB Cunningham for team lead with 4 TDs…In past 5 vs. AFC, DE ROBERT QUINN has 5 sacks & 3 FFs. In 6 games vs. AFC, LB ALEC OGLETREE has 44 tackles, 8 PD, 2 INTs (98-yard TD) & FF. DT AARON DONALD leads NFL rookie DTs with 4 sacks & ties for overall rookie lead. In past 7 vs. AFC, LB JAMES LAURINAITIS has 2 INTs, 2 FRs & 2 sacks. Since entering NFL in 2009, is only player in NFL with 14+ sacks (14) & 9+ INTs (9). Since entering NFL in 2012, CB JANORIS JENKINS has 4 INT-TDs, tied for most in NFL. DT MICHAEL BROCKERS has 4.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 7 vs. AFC. CB TRUMAINE JOHNSON had INT last week…CHARGERS: Have won 7 of past 8 at home…In past 8 at home, QB PHILIP RIVERS has 2,026 pass yards with 19 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 110.0 rating. Has 2+ TDs in 7 of past 9 overall. Has 34,913 career passing yards & needs 87 to become 2nd player in club history to reach 35,000…RB RYAN MATHEWS led team with 75 scrimmage yards last week vs. Raiders. Rushed for 64 yards on 12 att. (5.3 avg.) in only career meeting. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC. Rookie RB BRANDEN OLIVER (undrafted) ranks 4th among NFL rookies in rush yards (407) & has 2 rush TDs…TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 10th all-time with 96 TD catches & needs 3 to tie HOFer DON HUTSON (99). Needs 1 TD to become 1st TE in NFL history with 4 career 10+ TD seasons. WR KEENAN ALLEN has 3 TD catches in past 4 vs. NFC. WR EDDIE ROYAL has 4 TD rec. in past 6 vs. NFC…S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 63 tackles. Has 13 INTs since 2011, most among AFC players. Last week, LB KAVELL CONNER had 1st sack since joining SD.