Quarterback Philip Rivers reached 211 consecutive starts Sunday, passing Eli Manning for sole possession of second-most by a quarterback in NFL history. Hall of Famer Brett Favre looms ahead on the list with 297.
Wide receiver Keenan Allen recorded a career-high 183 yards receiving on 13 receptions Sunday, scoring two touchdowns in the process. The veteran’s previous career high in yards receiving was 172, which he tallied against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2017. He currently leads the NFL with 404 yards receiving, 29 receptions and 42 targets.
Rookie Roderic Teamer started at strong safety in his first NFL game, playing on all 60 of the Chargers’ defensive snaps. The undrafted free agent out of Tulane came in second on the team lead in combined tackles with seven.
The Chargers rush defense had another strong week, allowing a mere 39 yards rushing on 19 carries. Texans starting running back Carlos Hyde collected just 19 yards rushing on 10 carries for a 1.9 yards per average after recording 173 yards rushing on 5.8 yards per carry over his previous two games. Entering Week 3, NFL teams were 16-64 since 2017 when racking up fewer than 40 yards rushing in a game.
Defensive end Joey Bosa became the 10th player in franchise history to reach 30.0 sacks when he and Thomas Davis jointly took down Deshaun Watson in the fourth quarter Sunday. Burt Grossman and Chris Mims are ahead of Bosa on the Chargers list with 38.0 apiece.
Second-year running back Justin Jackson is averaging 7.9 yards per carry on 18 carries over the first three games of the season. This would be enough to lead the league in the category, but Jackson falls less than one carry short of the minimum number to qualify.
Allen now ranks No. 7 on the Chargers’ all-time yards receiving list, passing Anthony Miller and Malcom Floyd Sunday. The Cal-Berkeley product also ranks sixth in receptions and 12th in receiving touchdowns among Chargers all-time.
With his 318-yard performance against the Texans, Rivers passed Hall of Famer Dan Marino in 300-yard games for sole possession of the No. 4 spot in NFL history. Rivers now has 64 300-yard games in his career.