Antonio Gates doesn't get involved in Week 15
Gates was targeted just twice in the game, hauling in both passes for 23 yards. He has 70 receptions for 799 yards on the season heading into Week 16 against the Raiders.
Ladarius Green makes no impact Thursday
The Chargers didn't pass the ball much Thursday, which left Green without many chances to contribute. He was targeted just once early in the fourth quarter, on a pass that fell incomplete.
Green had combined for nine receptions for 206 yards and two touchdowns in his previous three games, so Thursday's game certainly represented a step back for the second-year pro. He will try to bounce back in Week 16 against the Raiders.
Eddie Royal catches three passes in win
Royal got off to a strong start this season, but his season numbers remain pretty underwhelming. He enters Week 16 against the Raiders with 40 receptions for 543 yards and seven touchdowns.
Vincent Brown leads the way with 54 yards
Brown brought in all three passes thrown his way in the game, for a team-high 54 yards. He had a long reception of 32 yards in the game.
Brown hasn't made much of an impact in his second season, but he has played a bigger role than his rookie season. He has 39 receptions for 434 yards and a touchdown heading into Week 16 against the Raiders.
Keenan Allen scores two more Thursday
Both of Allen's catches came within a nine-minute period in the second quarter, and he finished with a pretty subpar total of just 29 yards. Fortunately, he scored on each of his receptions, the first on a 19-yard reception that saw him hurdle a defender before breaking the plane of the goal line.
Allen has now scored seven touchdowns on the season, four of which have come in his last two games. With two games remaining in his rookie season, Allen has 63 receptions for 931 yards in addition to his seven touchdowns. The Chargers face the Raiders in Week 16.
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Danny Woodhead held in check in win
Woodhead rushed the ball nine times to match a season-high, but finished with just 29 yards on the ground. He was also targeted just once in the passing game, as he finished with just one reception for 13 yards.
Woodhead usually doesn't receive quite such a large proportion of his touches in the rushing game, as he has 66 receptions for 547 yards, as compared to just 359 yards on 93 carries. The Chargers face the Raiders in Week 16.
Chargers ride Ryan Mathews to big win
Mathews just barely set a new season high, finishing with 128 yards on 29 carries, besting his previous high by 1 yard. He received plenty of carries in the second half, with the Chargers nursing a lead out of halftime. His longest run of the night came at a good time, as he scampered 23 yards down the sideline for his lone touchdown, giving the Chargers a 24-10 lead in the third quarter.
Mathews now has 1,000 yards rushing for the second time in three years. He enters Week 16 against the Raiders with 1,013 yards on 236 carries, with five touchdowns.
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Steve Smith in line for a productive game
Efficient Philip Rivers downs Broncos with two scores
Rivers finished the game with just 166 passing yards, his lowest total of the season. However, he was incredibly efficient, racking up that total on just 19 pass attempts, as he completed 12 of them. He tossed a pair of scores in the second quarter, both of which went Keenan Allen's way, to give the Chargers a lead they could sit on in the second half.
Rivers finished the game without an interception, the eighth time he has done so -- the Chargers are 6-2 in those games. He surpassed 4,000 yards for the fifth time in his career, as he now sits at 4,048 yards on the season with two games remaining.
San Diego's next game is set for Week 16 against the Raiders.
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December 12, 2013
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