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Chargers at Buccaneers Week 10 Capsule



COACHES VS. OPP. Turner: 4-5 Schiano: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 31-13 vs. Chiefs W 42-32 at Raiders
LAST GAME 12/21/08: Chargers 41 at Buccaneers 24. San Diego QB Philip Rivers throws 4 TD passes, including 2 4th-quarter TDs. CB Antoine Cason adds 59-yard INT-TD return in 4th-quarter.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 85 (SD), 113 (TB). XM: 233 (TB). 


PASSING Rivers: 175-263-1,866-12-10-86.5 Freeman: 141-253-2,047-16-5-95.1
RUSHING Mathews: 95-421-4.4-1 Martin (R): 154-794 (3L)-5.2-7 (1C)
RECEIVING Floyd: 33-509-15.4-2 Jackson: 31-710-22.9-6
OFFENSE 323.1 376.4
DEFENSE 321.8 (3C) 398.4
SACKS Phillips: 5 Bennett: 6
INTs 3 tied: 2 Barber: 3
PUNTING Scifres: 48.3 (3C) Koenen: 43.9
KICKING Novak: 38 (14/14 PAT; 8/9 FG) Barth: 64 (25/25 PAT; 13/17 FG)


CHARGERS: Club is 5-0 all-time at TB…QB PHILIP RIVERS completed 18 of 20 (90 pct.) last week & is 6th player in NFL history to complete 90+ pct. of passes in game with 20+ att. Is 41-8 (.837) as starter when posting 100+ rating. In only meeting vs. TB, tied career-high with 4 TDs & 136.7 rating…RB RYAN MATHEWS averaged 6.7 yards per carry in last game vs. NFC opponent (Saints). RB RONNIE BROWN ranks 2nd among NFL RBs with 32 catches in ’12…TE ANTONIO GATES (79) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most rec TDs in team history. Had 2 TD catches in last game vs. TB. WR MALCOM FLOYD posted 2nd TD rec. of season last week…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (65) has 3rd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5; LEE WILLIAMS, 65.5). Had FR-TD last game…LB DEMORRIO WILLIAMS had 59-yard INT-TD last week, 1st of career…LB JARRET JOHNSON had sack & FF in Week 9…Since ’11, S ERIC WEDDLE tied NFL-best w/ 9 INTs…BUCCANEERS: Have scored 28+ points in team-record 4 games in row…In past 4, QB JOSH FREEMAN has completed 76 of 134 (56.7 pct.) for 1,257 yards with 11 TDs vs. 1 INT for 112.7 rating. Aims for 5th in row with 100+ rating. Bucs are 10-3 when he has 100+ rating…Last week, rookie RB DOUG MARTIN became 1st player in NFL history with 3 TD runs of 40+ yards in game (70, 67, 45). Rushed for franchise record 251 yards & 4 TDs. Martin & MIKE ANDERSON are only players in NFL history with 250+ rush yards & 4 TDs in game. In past 2, Martin has 486 scrimmage yards, most in 2-game span in single season since HOFer WALTER PAYTON in 1977. Martin ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,039 scrimmage yards (794 rush, 245 rec.) & is only player in NFL with 700+ rush & 200+ rec. yards…WR VINCENT JACKSON was 2nd round pick by SD in 2005. Has 5 TDs in past 5. Is avg. 22.9 yards per catch, highest in NFL. Since 2008, Jackson’s 18.7 yards per catch avg. (232 rec., 4,329 yards) is best in NFL (min. 100 catches). WR MIKE WILLIAMS had TD catch last week. Has 100+ yards or TD in 6 of 8 games this year…DB RONDE BARBER is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (46). Rookie LB LAVONTE DAVID leads team with 67 tackles.

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