The San Diego Chargers need to be better on offense

By Kenny Gardner
San Diego Chargers
Christopher Hanewinckel-US Presswire

After the San Diego Chargers collapsed in the second half on Monday against the Denver Broncos, their record fell to 3-3 this season.  San Diego is averaging 24.7 points per game this season and averaged 25.4 during the 2011 NFL season.

While the Chargers are putting up points, they have problems on offense.  San Diego’s offensive line allowed 18 sacks so far this season which is tied with the San Francisco 49ers for 28th among 32 teams.

San Diego averages 3.9 yards per rushing attempt this season which is tied for 18th in the NFL.

Philip Rivers has 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season.  Rivers is tied for second in interceptions this season after he was tied for third in interceptions last season.

Rivers is averaging 7.1 yards per pass attempt which is tied for 22nd among the 33 quarterbacks who qualify for this category.  As a team, San Diego averages 10.7 yards per reception which is tied for 28th in the league.

San Diego has a bye week coming up and their next game is on the road against the Cleveland Browns on October 28th, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT.

Cleveland ranks 21st as a defense in yards per play allowed at 5.9 while they allow 27.2 points per game which is ranked 22nd in the NFL.  Cleveland has a below average defense overall, so San Diego could have a big game on offense against them.

Cleveland allows 7.3 yards per pass attempt which is ranked 16th in the NFL, so while that is average, San Diego can still work on improving their pass attack against them.








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