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Chargers Q&A: By the Numbers

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SDBoltReport.com publisher Michael Lombardo grills Scout.com's Senior NFL Analyst on Philip Rivers' passing results, L.T.'s effectiveness against the blitz, the team's results in third-and-long situations and more. Get inside the numbers as Ed Thompson digs out the facts from STATS and shares his analysis.

Michael Lombardo: How many of Philip Rivers' 3,152 yards last year came though the air, and how many were yards after the catch? How does this ratio compare to some of the other top quarterbacks in the NFL? Ed Thompson:  Rivers got a decent amount of help from his receivers with just 1,738 yards (55 percent) being earned from the line of scrimmage to the point of the catch. He didn't finish far...

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