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Chargers’ 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers by the numbers

Chargers receiver Keenan Allen tries to outmaneuver Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting.
Chargers receiver Keenan Allen, shown trying to outmaneuver Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, finished with eight catches for 62 yards.
(Mark LoMaglio / Associated Press)

Breaking down the notable numbers behind the Chargers’ 38-31 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

5

Touchdown passes by the Buccaneers’ Tom Brady, to five different receivers — Mike Evans, Scotty Miller, O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate and rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn.

4

Passes thrown by Brady that were intercepted and returned for touchdowns in his last six games. Michael Davis returned one 78 yards for a Chargers score in the first quarter. Brady had only two interceptions returned for a score in his previous 74 games.

125

Yards on two touchdown passes by the Chargers’ Justin Herbert, a 53-yarder to Tyron Johnson in the first quarter and a 72-yarder to Jalen Guyton in the third.

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137.9

Career-high quarterback rating for Herbert. He completed 80% of his 25 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception down the stretch.

Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert made some impressive throws, but turnovers doomed the Chargers in their 38-31 loss to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

Summary

CHARGERS 14 10 7 0 — 31
Tampa Bay 7 7 14 10 — 38

First Quarter

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Tampa Bay — Brate 3 pass from Brady (Succop kick), 10:00. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:00. Key plays: Brady 24 pass to Evans, Brady 17 pass to Evans. Tampa Bay 7, CHARGERS 0.

CHARGERS — Tyr.Johnson 53 pass from Herbert (Badgley kick), 8:14. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:46. Key plays: Ekeler 10 run, Herbert 10 pass to Allen. CHARGERS 7, Tampa Bay 7.

CHARGERS — M.Davis 78 interception return (Badgley kick), 3:55. CHARGERS 14, Tampa Bay 7.

Second Quarter

CHARGERS — Parham 19 pass from Herbert (Badgley kick), 8:50. Drive: 13 plays, 97 yards, 6:15. Key plays: Herbert 5 run on 3rd-and-4, Kelley 3 run on 3rd-and-1, C.Davis 20-yard defensive pass interference penalty on 3rd-and-8, Herbert 17 pass to Kelley on 3rd-and-11. CHARGERS 21, Tampa Bay 7.

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CHARGERS — Field goal Badgley 53, 1:37. Drive: 8 plays, 31 yards, 3:17. Key plays: Herbert 17 pass to Allen, Herbert 8 pass to Allen on 3rd-and-18. CHARGERS 24, Tampa Bay 7.

Tampa Bay — Evans 6 pass from Brady (Succop kick), :22. Drive: 3 plays, 6 yards, 00:16. CHARGERS 24, Tampa Bay 14.

Third Quarter

Tampa Bay — Howard 28 pass from Brady (Succop kick), 8:22. Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, 4:28. Key plays: Brady 10 pass to Watson on 3rd-and-4, Brady 12 pass to Evans. CHARGERS 24, Tampa Bay 21.

Tampa Bay — Miller 19 pass from Brady (Succop kick), :52. Drive: 2 plays, 63 yards, 00:48. Key play: Brady 44 pass to Miller. Tampa Bay 28, CHARGERS 24.

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CHARGERS — Guyton 72 pass from Herbert (Badgley kick), :00. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 00:52. CHARGERS 31, Tampa Bay 28.

Fourth Quarter

Tampa Bay — Vaughn 9 pass from Brady (Succop kick), 11:05. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:55. Key plays: Brady 17 pass to Howard, Brady 48 pass to Evans. Tampa Bay 35, CHARGERS 31.

Tampa Bay — Field goal Succop 26, 2:40. Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 6:05. Key plays: Brady 13 pass to Vaughn on 3rd-and-4, Brady 29 pass to Gronkowski, Jones 10 run. Tampa Bay 38, CHARGERS 31.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: CHARGERS, Herbert 5-14, Ekeler 2-12, Jackson 6-9, Kelley 9-7, Nabers 1-4. TAMPA BAY, Jones 20-111, Vaughn 3-4, McCoy 1-3, Brady 3-(minus 3).

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PASSING: CHARGERS, Herbert 20-25-1-290. TAMPA BAY, Brady 30-46-1-369.

RECEIVING: CHARGERS, Allen 8-62, Kelley 3-26, Henry 2-39, Jackson 2-12, Guyton 1-72, Johnson 1-53, Parham 1-19, Nabers 1-5, Ekeler 1-2. TAMPA BAY, Evans 7-122, Jones 6-17, Miller 5-83, Watson 4-40, Howard 3-50, Vaughn 2-22, Gronkowski 1-29, Brate 1-3, McCoy 1-3.

PUNT RETURNS: CHARGERS, Hill 1-10. TAMPA BAY, Mickens 3-27.

KICKOFF RETURNS: CHARGERS, None. TAMPA BAY, Barner 1-33, Mickens 1-24.

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TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS: CHARGERS, White 8-2-0, Murray 6-4-0, Davis 4-2-0, Hayward 4-1-0, King 4-1-0, Adderley 4-0-0, Perryman 2-4-0, Nwosu 2-2-0, Jenkins 1-2-0, Tillery 1-2-0, Bosa 1-0-0, Campbell 1-0-0, Joseph 0-5-0, Square 0-2-0. TAMPA BAY, David 10-1-0, Barrett 5-2-1, Whitehead 4-0-1, Gholston 2-1-0, Dean 2-0-0, Minter 2-0-0, Murphy-Bunting 2-0-0, Vea 2-0-0, Winfield 2-0-0, White 1-3-0, Suh 1-2-0, C.Davis 1-1-0, Nelson 1-0-0, Pierre-Paul 0-2-0, Nunez-Roches 0-1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS: CHARGERS, Davis 1-78. TAMPA BAY, C.Davis 1-3.

FIELD GOALS MISSED: CHARGERS, Badgley 47. TAMPA BAY, Succop 44.

Officials — Referee Brad Allen, Ump Bruce Stritesky, HL Danny Short, LJ Daniel Gallagher, FJ Rick Patterson, SJ Boris Cheek, BJ Jimmy Russell.

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Attendance — 6,383

Chargers running back Austin Ekeler was carted off the field after sustaining a hamstring injury in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Bucs.


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