January 08, 2018
Historic And Noteworthy Stats to Know From 2017

The Chargers posted some historic and noteworthy numbers and stats in 2017.

Here are a handful that you need to know:

OFFENSE

50,348 – Career passing yards Philip Rivers reached this season, becoming only the ninth player in NFL history to surpass the 50,000-yard mark.

6,026 – Total yards of offense, which ranked fourth in the NFL.

1,393 – Total receiving yards by Keenan Allen on the season, which is the third-most in Chargers history. It also ranked third in the NFL.

1,581 – Total yards from scrimmage by Melvin Gordon, which ranked fifth in the NFL.

1,105 – Rushing yards by Melvin Gordon, which set a career high and ranked seventh in the league.

722 – Career rushing attempts reached by Melvin Gordon, passing Don Woods (713) for seventh-most all-time in Chargers history.

552 – Yards by Keenan Allen on third down, which led the NFL and set a new franchise record.

342 – Career passing touchdowns Philip Rivers reached this season, tying Fran Tarkenton for sixth all-time.

337 – Total first downs, which was the fifth-most in the league.

102 – Receptions by Keenan Allen, which set a new franchise record surpassing LaDaininan Tomlinson’s previous mark of 100 set in 2003.  It also ranked fourth in the NFL.

80 – Total first downs by Melvin Gordon, which was the third-most in the NFL.

72 – Total points by Melvin Gordon, which ranked fourth in the NFL among non-kickers.

36 – Receptions by Keenan Allen on third down, which led the NFL and set a new franchise record.

8.0 – Yards after catch average by Tyrell Williams, which led all NFL wide receivers.

DEFENSE

197.3 – Average passing yards against per game, which was the third-fewest in the league.

43 – Total sacks, which was the fifth-most in the NFL.

36.1 – TD percentage given up when in red zone, which ranked first in the NFL.

22 – Passes defensed by Casey Hayward, which was the second-most in the league.

18 – Total interceptions, which was the sixth-most in the NFL.

17.0 – Average points per game allowed, which was the lowest for the team since 1992.  Also the third-lowest in franchise history in a 16 game season.

17 – Tackles for loss, which ranked third in the NFL.

12.5 – Sacks by Joey Bosa, setting a career high.

5 – Interceptions by Tre Boston, which ranked fifth in the NFL.

4 – Fumbles forced by Joey Bosa, which ranked fourth in the NFL.


SPECIAL TEAMS

48.1 – Gross average per punt by Drew Kaser, which was the third-best in the league.

21 – Tackles by Nick Dzubnar, which was the most in the NFL.

17 – Tackles by Austin Ekeler, which was the second-most in the NFL.

14 – Tackles by Michael Davis, which was the seventh-most in the NFL.

9.5 – Averaged yards per punt return by Travis Benjamin, which ranked eighth in the NFL.

Source: Chargers | Rickey Henne | January 8, 2017