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Chargers vs Saints Week Five Capsule

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (3-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-4)

SERIES

CHARGERS SAINTS
SERIES LEADER 7-3  
STREAKS 4 of past 6 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Turner: 1-2 Kromer: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 37-20 at Chiefs L 28-27 at Packers
LAST GAME 10/26/08: Chargers 32 at Saints 37. New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 339 yards & 3 TDs against former team as Saints defeat San Diego in London.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/7/97: Chargers 20, Saints 6. San Diego S Rodney Harrison records FR-TD & TE Freddie Jones adds 21-yard TD reception in Chargers victory.
BROADCAST NBC (7:20 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya. Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (SD), 93 (NO). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (SD), 226 (NO). 

STATS

PASSING Rivers: 87-126-897-6-4-91.9 Brees: 110-191-1,350 (1L)-10 (3L)-5-86.1
RUSHING Battle: 32-163-5.1-3 (T3C) P. Thomas: 28-152-5.4-0
RECEIVING Floyd: 15-250-16.7-1 J. Graham (TE): 24-248-10.3-3 (T3C)
OFFENSE 311.8 401.5
TAKE/GIVE +3 0
DEFENSE 317.5 463.3
SACKS Phillips: 3.5 Galette: 2
INTs Cason, Weddle: 2 (T1C) Greer, P. Robinson: 2
PUNTING Scifres: 52.2 (1L) Morstead: 55.1 (1C)
KICKING Kaeding: 27 (6/6 PAT; 7/7 FG) Hartley: 30 (12/12 PAT; 6/8 FG)

NOTES

LAST MEETING b/w teams was at London’s Wembley Stadium…CHARGERS: Seek 3-0 start on road…QB PHILIP RIVERS (25,182) reached 25,000 passing yards in 104th game last wk; only 6 players reached milestone in fewer games. Is 40-8 (.833) as starter when posting 100+ rating. Passed for 341 yds w/ 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 104.3 rating in only start vs. NO…RB RYAN MATHEWS has 3 career 100-yard rush games on road (120, 125, 112)…TE ANTONIO GATES (7,907) needs 74 rec. yards to surpass HOFers JACKIE SMITH (7,918) & OZZIE NEWSOME (7,980) for 4th-most career rec. yds by TE. Gates (76) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most rec. TD in team history…WR MALCOM FLOYD (192) needs 8 rec. to reach 200…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (63.5) has 3rd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5; LEE WILLIAMS, 65.5)…Since ’11, S ERIC WEDDLE leads NFL with 9 INTs…CB ANTOINE CASON aims for 3rd in row with INT…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES faces former team (2001-05) for 2nd time. In last mtg, passed for 339 yards with 3 TDs for 121.9 rating. Has TD pass in 47 consec. games, tied for longest streak in NFL history (HOFer JOHNNY UNITAS, 47). Had 446 yards, 3 TDs & 109 rating last wk…RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES faces former team (2005-10) for 1st time. Was 4th round pick (130 overall) by SD in 2005 & had 6,469 KR, 1,400 rec., 1,154 rush & 935 PR yards as Charger. Since 2011, leads NFL RBs w/ 109 rec…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has TD in 6 of past 7. WR MARQUES COLSTON has 9 TDs in past 10 vs. AFC, incl. 4 TDs in past 3. Had 153 rec yds. & TD last wk. WR LANCE MOORE had 6 catches for 90 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 7 rec. TDs in past 9. WR JOSEPH MORGAN had 80-yard TD catch last week, 1st TD of career…Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 17 sacks, most by DB. CB PATRICK ROBINSON had INT last wk.


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