Broncos-Chargers 2014 Divisional Playoffs: By The Numbers

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The (13-3) Denver Broncos (13-3) host the (10-7) San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Jan. 12th, at 2:40 p.m. MST for the right to participate in the AFC Championship game. The game will be telecast on CBS, which means Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be irritating us throughout the contest. Temperatures should be in the 50’s under partly sunny skies. The point spread has the Broncos favored by 10.

Here are the rest of the pertinent numbers for the game.

Final 2013 DVOA Ratings from Football Outsiders

                    BRONCOS     CHARGERS

Overall……….2nd………….12th

Offense………1st…………….3rd

Defense……..15th…………..32nd

Sp. Teams…..21st………….15th

Final Team Efficiency Rankings from Advanced NFL Stats

 

                 BRONCOS      CHARGERS

Overall…….3rd……………15th

Offense……1st……………..2nd

Defense……10th………….32nd

 

                                                            BRONCOS                        CHARGERS

Record………………………………………13-3…………………………..10-7

Coaches vs. Opposition……………..5-3…………………………….1-1

Coaches Playoff Record…………….5-3…………………………….1-0

Turnover Margin…………………….EVEN (T-14th)………….-4 (T-20th)

OFFENSE                                         BRONCOS                        CHARGERS

Net Yards Per Game………………..457.3 (1st)…………………393.3 (5th)

Yards Per Play………………………….6.3 (2nd)……………………5.9 (5th)

Points Per Game………………………37.9 (1st)……………………24.8 (12th)

Possession Average………………….30:06…………………………32:59

Net Rushing Yards Per Game….117.1 (15th)……………….122.8 (13th)

Net Passing Yards Per Game……340.3 (1st)………………….270.5 (4th)

Had Intercepted………………………10 (T-5th)…………………..11/146 (T-7th)

Sacks Allowed………………………….20 (1st)……………………….30/150 (T-4th)

Fumbles/Lost……………………………27/16…………………………14/10

3rd Down Pct………………………….46.3% (2nd)………………..49.0% (1st)

Red Zone TD Pct……………………..76.1% (1st)………………….50.9% (25th)

Giveaways……………………………….26 (T-17th)………………….21 (T-10th)

 

DEFENSE                                         BRONCOS                        CHARGERS

Net Yards Per Game………………..356.0 (19th)………………..366.5 (23rd)

Yards Per Play…………………………5.3 (16th)……………………6.1 (31st)

Points Per Game……………………..24.9 (22nd)…………………21.8 (11th)

Net Rushing Yards Per Game…..101.6 (8th)…………………107.8 (12th)

Net Passing Yards Per Game……254.4 (27th)……………….258.7 (29th)

Intercepted By…………………………17 (T-12th)………………….11 (T-26th)

Sacks For…………………………………..41 (T-13th)…………………35 (T-23rd)

Opponent Fumbles/Lost…………..25/9……………………………15/6

3rd Down Pct…………………………..38.1% (16th)………………..38.9% (20th)

Red Zone TD Pct………………………61.7% (25th)………………..62.2% (27th)

Takeaways………………………………..26 (T-16th)…………………..17 (30th)

 

SPECIAL TEAMS                              BRONCOS                       CHARGERS

Punts-Avg Yards (Gross)……………43.8 (24th)…………………43.2 (25th)

Punts-Avg Yards (Net)……………….38.8 (23rd)…………………40.0 (T-12th)

Punt Returns-Avg……………………….7.8 (T-22nd)……………….7.5 (25th)

Punt Returns-Avg Allowed…………9.8 (23rd)…………………..8.3 (12rh)

Kickoff Returns-Avg…………………..25.0 (5th)…………………..22.1 (23rd)

Kickoff Returns-Avg Allowed…….29.3 (32nd)………………..24.6 (24th)

Field Goals Made/Attempted……..25/26 (96.2%)……………34/37 (92%)

 

PENALTIES

Penalties Against/Yards……………………117/1,000……………95/765

Opponent Penalties Against/Yards…….97/807………………100/850

 

Clete Blakeman and his crew will officiate the game. Clete is in his 6th season and 4th as referee. He was an NCAA referee for the Big 12, before being promoted to NFL referee for the 2010 season. This is Blakeman’s 3rd postseason assignment (2 wild card playoffs, first divisional playoffs). He missed the playoffs last season, because he could not earn a playoff assignment in his first year as an official or as a referee, it was the only season in his NFL career that he did not qualify.

Referee: Clete Blakeman #34

Umpire: Garth DeFelice #53

Head Lineman: Tony Veteri #36

Line Judge: Ron Marinucci #107

Field Judge: Dave Meslow #118

Side Judge: Greg Meyer #78

Back Judge: Terrence Miles #111

 

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