Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos Week 17


— The Chargers defense had five players play all 69 defensive snaps — safety Derwin James, Jr., safety Alohi Gilman, cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr., linebacker Eric Kendricks and cornerback Michael Davis. 

— Cornerback Essang Bassey was the other cornerback to play with 41 defensive snaps, while Jaylinn Hawkins was the only other safety to log snaps, playing three.

— Tuli Tuipulotu led the outside linebacker group with 59 snaps on the afternoon, while Khalil Mack played 57 and was able to make some history surpassing the 100 career sack mark. Mack also set a career-high for sacks in a season with 16.0 and added in two tackles for loss Sunday. Justin Hollins (22 snaps) and rookie Andrew Farmer II (eight snaps) rounded out the group.

— A couple of linebackers saw some action in Week 17 with Kenneth Murray, Jr., inactive a shoulder injury. Nick Niemann saw the bulk of the snaps with 47, while rookie Daiyan Henley played eight snaps.

— The interior group was led by Austin Johnson, who played 38 snaps during the afternoon. Otito Ogbonnia (36 snaps) and Morgan Fox (35 snaps) followed closely behind, while rookie Scott Matlock played a career-high 33 snaps, adding in a tackle for loss. Christopher Hinton, who was elevated to the practice squad for the game, rounded out the group with 27 snaps.

— Amen Ogbongbemiga led the special teams unit once again, playing 24 snaps on Sunday.

— Henley, linebacker Blake Lynch and cornerback Ja’Sir Taylor all followed with 19 snaps each, while Niemann and cornerback Deane Leonard were next in line with 17.

— Kicker Cameron Dicker continued to show the distance, knocking in three out of four field goals (two from at least 50 yards out). He played eight snaps.

— Both JK Scott and Josh Harris finished the game playing nine special teams snaps.



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