|STREAKS||-||11 of past 14|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Schottenheimer: 10-19||Shanahan: 16-5|
|LAST WEEK||W 34-28 vs. Jets||L 7-6 at Jaguars|
|LAST GAME||11/16/03: Chargers 8 at Broncos 37. Denver QB Jake Plummer passes for 3 TDs as Broncos rack up huge advantages in 1st downs (26-5) & total yards (448-96).|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||11/16/03|
|BROADCAST||CBS (2:05 PM MT): Dick Enberg, Dan Dierdorf, Armen Keteyian (Field reporter)|
|PASSING||Brees: 25-43-355-3-2-88.8||Plummer: 41-68-480-2-2-79.3|
|RUSHING||Tomlinson: 45-208-4.6-2||Griffin: 48-222-4.6-2|
|RECEIVING||Gates (TE): 12-162-13.5-0||Smith: 13-159-12.2-0|
|SACKS||Kiel, Phillips (R): 1.0||Hayward: 1.5|
|INTs||Foley, J. Wilson: 1||Bailey: 1|
|PUNTING||Scifres: 39.1||Knorr: 44.8|
|KICKING||Kaeding (R): 13 (7/7 PAT; 2/2 FG)||Elam: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/5 FG)|
Head coach Marty Schottenheimer teams have 4-2 (.667) record vs. Denver QB Plummer……QB Drew Brees is AFC's top 4th quarter passer with 155.3 passer rating, completing 11 of 13 for 153 & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs. Brees' 8.26 yards per attempt is 4th best in AFC……RB LaDainian Tomlinson had career-long 76-yd run vs. Broncos (12/1/02). Ran for 220 yards with 3 TDs & added 11 receptions for 51 yards in that game. In past 4 Sept. games, Tomlinson has 3 100s with 500 rush yards on 96 carries for 5.2 avg. & 4 rush TDs……WR Reche Caldwell has equaled career-high 4 receptions in consecutive weeks & has TD in both games. TE Antonio Gates is tied for 2nd most catches by TE w/ 12 for 162 yards (13.5 avg.). Gates has 5+ catches in 3 of past 5. Offense converting 48.0 pct. of 3rd down conversion tries (12 of 25) for 5th best in AFC……CB Quentin Jammer had career high 8 tackles in last meeting & added 1 INT. LB Donnie Edwards had career-best 18 tackles in last game vs. Denver.
Aim for 5th win in row at home vs. SD. Have won 11 of past 14 mtgs, outscoring Chargers 398-233. Head coach Mike Shanahan has 16-5 (.762) record vs. SD, most wins vs. opponent. At home, Shanahan is 10-1 (.909) against SD…… Last year, QB Jake Plummer had 6 TDs vs. 1 INT in 2 games vs. SD (120.3 passer rating)……RB Quentin Griffin stands 6th in AFC w/ 252 scrimmage yards (222 rushing, 30 receiving)……WR Rod Smith had career-best 187 receiving yards vs. Chargers (11/19/00), 1 of 3 career 100-yard games vs. SD. In 2 meetings last year, WR Ashley Lelie averaged 25.5 yards per catch……In 2 games, offense has out-gained opponents 769 yards to 494. In last meeting w/ SD, Broncos had advantages in total yards (448-96), 1st downs (26-5) & time of possession (44:11-15:49) in 37-8 win. Defense held SD's Tomlinson to 29 rush yards & 16 receiving yards in that game…….CB Champ Bailey played for SD's Schottenheimer in 2001 at Washington, earning Pro Bowl selection. DE Reggie Hayward had 1.0 sack, FF & FR in last meeting……K Jason Elam has scored 178 points vs. SD, most vs. any opponent.