The San Diego Chargers Offense is the Weak Link

By Kenny Gardner
San Diego Chargers
Chris Humphreys-US Presswire

The San Diego Chargers were juggernauts at times on offense last season.  San Diego averaged 25.4 points per game. which was tied with the Carolina Panthers for fifth in the NFL.

Philip Rivers averaged 7.9 yards per pass attempt, which ranked ninth in the NFL while the team averaged 4.3 yards per rushing attempt, which ranked 14th in the NFL.

San Diego’s defense allowed 4.4 yards per rushing attempt last season which ranked 20th in the league while they allowed 7.9 yards per pass attempt which ranked 28th in the NFL.

The Lightning Bolts have improved their run defense, as they give up 3.8 yards per attempt which ranks sixth in the league.  San Diego allows 7.0 yards per pass attempt, which ranks 15th in the NFL.

Rivers averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt this season which ranks 16th while the team averages 3.8 yards per rushing attempt which ranks 24th in the NFL.

San Diego averages 23.2 points per game which ranks 16th in the NFL.

San Diego allowed 23.6 points per game last season which ranked 22nd in the NFL and they allow 22.1 points per game this season which is tied with the Minnesota Vikings for 13th in the league.

While Rivers is tied with Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer for ninth with 17 touchdown passes, Rivers leads the NFL with 14 interceptions and is on pace for a career high 22 INTs.

Rivers has not been the only problem because Ryan Mathews averaged 4.9 yards per rushing attempt last season which ranked 12th in the NFL.  Mathews is at 4.1 yards per attempt this season, which ranks 24th in the NFL.

Mathews had six rushing touchdowns last season, but is on pace for two this season.

San Diego averaged 12.6 yards per reception last season which ranked 10th in the NFL, but they are down to 10.8 yards per reception this season which ranks 27th in the NFL.  San Diego’s offense has to play better this season.







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