Team Report Cards: Chargers Need a Spark

The Chargers hopes definitely were a little dimmer when they heard Peyton Manning joined the AFC West at the beginning of the season but winning seven games is still just not enough.  QB Philip Rivers will need to reenergize this team come 2013. 

San Diego Chargers

2012 Record: 7-9


Grade: C


The Good:


  • - LB Shaun Phillips led the team with 9.5 sacks
  • - Even in a “down” year, QB Phillip Rivers threw for 26 TDs with a QB Rating of 88.6
  • - Free agent signings of RB Danny Woodhead and DB Derek Cox



The Bad:


  • - They had the 30th ranked offense in total yards
  • - RB Ryan Mathews gained only 707 yards on a career low 3.8 yards per carry
  • - Their OL gave up the league's 4th most sacks at 49



The Future:


  • - Draft Position #11: G Chance Warmack, NT Star Lotulelei
  • - Free Agent Targets: CB Antoine Winfield, T Andre Smith and RB Ahmad Bradshaw
  • - Trade: RB Ryan Mathews––he’s young enough to have value, but has been disappointing enough to let go



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