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2008 San Diego Chargers

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8-8-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.0, Offense: 5.0, Defense: -0.0, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 439 points (27.4/g), 2nd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (21.7/g), 15th.
 Differential of 92 points (5.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.2-5.8.

Coach: Norv Turner (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Clarence Shelmon
 Defensive Coordinator: Ted Cottrell and Ron Rivera
 Other Notable Asst.: Hal Hunter (Offensive Line) and John Pagano (Linebackers)

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
 Training Camp: Chargers Park (San Diego, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Alex Spanos
General Manager A.J. Smith
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 439 5584 924 6.0 20 9 18 301 312 478 3858 34 11 7.7 191 421 1726 13 4.1 92 170 43.5 10.6 Own 31.2 2:43 5.62 32.8 2.41
Team Defense 347 5599 1041 5.4 24 9 28 339 411 605 3958 25 15 6.3 213 408 1641 11 4.0 98 169 35.5 10.7 Own 30.0 2:57 6.3 33.1 1.92
Lg Rank Offense 2 11 7 11 13 25 7 1 5 1 20 20 19 19 3 25 20 15 17 8 2
Lg Rank Defense 15 25 17 18 30 31 31 27 11 18 10 11 8 14 14 14 19 28 31 28 20

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 Carolina Panthers 24 26 17 316 211 105 1 20 388 246 142 1 3.02 -1.70 -3.78
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-2 @ Denver Broncos 38 39 19 456 376 80 1 34 486 341 145 1 22.51 -26.30 5.61
3 Mon September 22 boxscore W 1-2 New York Jets 48 29 20 357 250 107 1 21 308 267 41 4 15.32 14.28 -10.49
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-2 @ Oakland Raiders 28 18 18 295 154 141 2 15 323 251 72 2 -0.91 18.04 -6.47
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 2-3 @ Miami Dolphins 10 17 10 202 142 60 23 390 223 167 1 -9.70 -14.95 13.74
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-3 New England Patriots 30 10 19 404 306 98 1 18 299 193 106 1 12.52 8.42 -3.21
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-4 @ Buffalo Bills 14 23 15 263 191 72 3 22 370 261 109 -3.32 -9.86 1.53
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-5 @ New Orleans Saints 32 37 22 451 341 110 2 28 409 339 70 16.57 -28.32 7.61
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 4-5 Kansas City Chiefs 20 19 23 400 308 92 2 19 339 263 76 10.34 -11.82 1.53
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 4-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 11 16 218 152 66 2 24 410 286 124 -3.20 -4.33 7.01
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 4-7 Indianapolis Colts 20 23 21 394 274 120 1 19 341 250 91 1 11.60 -12.32 -0.59
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 4-8 Atlanta Falcons 16 22 12 201 131 70 20 348 207 141 3 -7.40 3.52 -3.99
14 Thu December 4 boxscore W 5-8 Oakland Raiders 34 7 18 372 214 158 1 9 163 109 54 4 12.94 31.08 -14.37
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 6-8 @ Kansas City Chiefs 22 21 22 394 326 68 3 22 277 175 102 2 -7.35 -2.73 13.34
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 7-8 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41 24 8 370 280 90 20 342 231 111 3 15.65 5.74 -4.78
17 Sun December 28 boxscore W 8-8 Denver Broncos 52 21 28 491 202 289 25 406 316 90 2 38.95 -10.41 -0.56
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 3 boxscore W OT 9-8 Indianapolis Colts 23 17 26 357 190 167 2 17 366 302 64 3.79 -3.62 7.97
Division Sun January 11 boxscore L 9-9 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24 35 15 290 275 15 2 22 342 177 165 0.97 -6.27 -5.12

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
17 Philip Rivers 27 QB 16 16 8-8-0 312 478 65.3 4009 34 7.1 11 2.3 67 8.4 8.8 12.8 250.6 105.5 68.1 25 151 7.67 8.04 5.0 4 5
Team Total 26.8 16 8-8-0 312 478 65.3 4009 34 7.1 11 2.3 67 8.4 8.8 12.8 250.6 105.5 25 151 7.67 8.04 5.0 4 5
Opp Total 16 411 605 67.9 4090 25 4.1 15 2.5 6.8 6.47 10.0 255.6 90.3 28 132 6.3 6.0 4.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
21 LaDainian Tomlinson 29 RB 16 16 292 1110 11 45 3.8 69.4 18.3 52 426 8.2 1 32 3.3 26.6 1536 12 1
43 Darren Sproles 25 KR/PR 16 0 61 330 1 37 5.4 20.6 3.8 29 342 11.8 5 66 1.8 21.4 672 6 3
17 Philip Rivers 27 QB 16 16 31 84 0 11 2.7 5.3 1.9 84 0 8
22 Jacob Hester 23 rb 16 3 19 95 1 28 5.0 5.9 1.2 12 91 7.6 1 16 0.8 5.7 186 2 1
35 Mike Tolbert 23 fb 13 7 13 37 0 11 2.8 2.8 1.0 13 171 13.2 1 67 1.0 13.2 208 1 0
83 Vincent Jackson 25 WR 16 16 4 69 0 31 17.3 4.3 0.3 59 1098 18.6 7 60 3.7 68.6 1167 7 1
89 Chris Chambers 30 WR 14 9 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 33 462 14.0 5 48 2.4 33.0 463 5 0
85 Antonio Gates* 28 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 704 11.7 8 34 3.8 44.0 704 8 1
80 Malcom Floyd 27 wr 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 465 17.2 4 49 2.1 35.8 465 4 0
86 Brandon Manumaleuna 28 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 127 8.5 2 17 0.9 7.9 127 2 0
11 Legedu Naanee 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 64 8.0 0 18 0.5 4.0 64 0 0
84 Craig Davis 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 59 14.8 0 20 1.0 14.8 59 0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 421 1726 13 45 4.1 107.9 26.3 312 4009 12.8 34 67 19.5 250.6 5735 47 18
Opp Total 16 408 1641 11 4.0 102.6 25.5 411 3958 9.6 25 25.7 247.4 5599 36 18

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
43 Darren Sproles 25 KR/PR 16 0 22 249 0 43 11.3 53 1376 1 103 26.0 2297
31 Antonio Cromartie 24 RCB 16 15 1 4 0 4 4.0 3 37 0 26 12.3 41
22 Jacob Hester 23 rb 16 3 3 42 0 20 14.0 228
84 Craig Davis 23 4 0 2 15 0 10 7.5 74
86 Brandon Manumaleuna 28 TE 16 11 2 14 0 9 7.0 141
24 Cletis Gordon 26 db 14 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
32 Eric Weddle 23 FS 16 16 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Team Total 26.8 16 26 269 0 43 10.3 62 1485 1 103 24.0 7489
Opp Total 16 23 146 0 6.3 86 1943 1 22.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
10 Nate Kaeding 26 K 16 0 13 13 10 10 8 3 1 1 32 27 84.4% 46 46 100.0%
5 Mike Scifres 28 P 16 0 51 2332 67 0 45.7
Team Total 26.8 16 13 13 10 10 8 3 1 1 32 27 84.4% 46 46 100.0% 51 2332 67 0 45.7
Opp Total 16 31 24 77.4% 33 31 93.9% 60 2634 43.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
32 Eric Weddle 23 FS 16 16 1.0 1 3 0 3 5 0 0 1 86 1 103 22
54 Stephen Cooper 29 LILB 12 12 1.5 4 11 0 10 6 72 26
23 Quentin Jammer 29 LCB 16 16 2 2 0 2 19 3 0 2 23 0 73 13
95 Shaun Phillips 27 LOLB 16 16 7.5 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 52 22
31 Antonio Cromartie 24 RCB 16 15 2 66 1 52 9 0 2 0 0 0 60 4
20 Antoine Cason 22 db 16 3 2 69 1 59 7 1 1 0 0 0 50 14
42 Clinton Hart 31 SS 14 14 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 45 18
76 Jamal Williams 32 NT 16 15 1.5 0 0 0 0 3 46 10
57 Matt Wilhelm 27 rilb 16 7 1 8 0 8 3 40 10
51 Tim Dobbins 26 RILB 16 8 1 4 0 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 35 11
94 Jyles Tucker 25 ROLB 13 12 5.5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 27 10
93 Luis Castillo 25 RDE 15 15 1.5 1 4 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 12
28 Steve Gregory 25 db 15 3 0 0 0 0 4 27 5
99 Igor Olshansky 26 LDE 16 13 2.0 20 8
92 Marques Harris 27 lb 15 3 2.5 2 0 1 0 0 18 5
97 Ryon Bingham 27 16 0 1.5 14 11
74 Jacques Cesaire 28 de 16 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 15 6
90 Antwan Applewhite 24 14 0 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 9 3
27 Paul Oliver 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 2
58 Derek Smith 33 lb 5 4 7 6
24 Cletis Gordon 26 db 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 3
59 Brandon Siler 23 15 0 5 9
17 Philip Rivers 27 QB 16 16 0 8 2 -5 0 1 0
61 Nick Hardwick 27 C 13 13 5 0
22 Jacob Hester 23 rb 16 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
43 Darren Sproles 25 KR/PR 16 0 0 3 1 -2 0
21 LaDainian Tomlinson 29 RB 16 16 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
66 Jeromey Clary 25 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
85 Antonio Gates* 28 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
83 Vincent Jackson 25 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
73 Marcus McNeill 25 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
56 Shawne Merriman 24 lb 1 1 1 1
89 Chris Chambers 30 WR 14 9 1 0
79 Mike Goff 32 RG 16 16 1 0
96 Keith Grennan 24 1 0 1 0
35 Mike Tolbert 23 fb 13 7 1 0
11 Legedu Naanee 25 16 0 0 1
81 Kassim Osgood 28 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
53 Anthony Waters 24 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Kris Wilson 27 3 0 0 1
Team Total 26.8 16 27.0 15 167 2 59 78 13 18 16 102 1 778 239
Opp Total 16 25 18 9 3

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Nate Kaeding 26 K 16 0 46 27 127
21 LaDainian Tomlinson 29 RB 16 16 11 1 12 72
85 Antonio Gates* 28 TE 16 16 8 8 48
43 Darren Sproles 25 KR/PR 16 0 1 5 1 7 1 44
83 Vincent Jackson 25 WR 16 16 7 7 42
89 Chris Chambers 30 WR 14 9 5 5 30
80 Malcom Floyd 27 wr 13 2 4 4 24
22 Jacob Hester 23 rb 16 3 1 1 2 12
86 Brandon Manumaleuna 28 TE 16 11 2 2 12
20 Antoine Cason 22 db 16 3 1 1 6
31 Antonio Cromartie 24 RCB 16 15 1 1 6
35 Mike Tolbert 23 fb 13 7 1 1 6
32 Eric Weddle 23 FS 16 16 1 1 6
11 Legedu Naanee 25 16 0 1 2
Team Total 26.8 16 13 34 1 1 2 51 2 46 27 437
Opp Total 16 11 25 1 1 1 6 31 24 3 347