The Chargers by the numbers

The Chargers by the numbers
November 22, 2012, 10:45 pm
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The Chargers routed the Ravens last year, 34-14, but come limping into Sunday's game having lost five of their past six games. Here are some other numbers that help define the Chargers:

0: Number of punts by the Chargers in their 34-14 win over the Ravens last season.

1: Number of wins in the past six games for the Chargers, who began the season 3-1 but enter this week’s game at 4-6, three games behind Denver in the AFC West.

4: Number of interception return touchdowns this season by the Chargers. The latest was a 23-yarder by safety Eric Weddle against Denver last week.

11:Number of sacks last season for Chargers outside linebacker Antwan Barnes. He had four of them in the Chargers’ 34-14 win over the Ravens, his former team.

15: Number of catches in the past three weeks by Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander, signed as a free agent on Oct. 22. The former Ram had a career-high 134 receiving yards against Tampa Bay two weeks ago, and then had seven catches for 96 yards and two scores against Denver last week.

35: Number of second-half points the Chargers gave up to Denver on Oct. 15 after taking a 24-0 halftime lead. Denver stormed back to win, 35-24.

80: Career touchdown catches for Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. He needs one more to tie the Chargers team record set by Lance Alworth.

87.9: The number of rushing yards the Chargers are giving up per game, the third-lowest total in the league. Only the Browns’ Trent Richardson, who had 122 yards on 24 carries, has topped the 100-yard mark against the Chargers this season.

96: Number of receiving yards against the Ravens last season by Chargers receiver Malcolm Floyd. He made five receptions, including a 28-yard touchdown catch.

1,924: The number of people who voted ‘Yes’ in a Los Angeles Times online poll in October asking “Should Norv Turner be fired during the bye week?” There were 453 “No” votes.