San Diego vs. Miami

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 30th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 5 - San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins game 10,001 times. The San Diego Chargers win 54.7% of the time by an average score of 27-21.2. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Week 5 NFL Scores page.

San Diego Team Stats Miami Team Stats
Points 27 Points 21.2
Win % 54.7 Win % 45.3
First Downs 20.2 First Downs 18.8
- Rushing 5.2 - Rushing 6.3
- Passing 14.4 - Passing 12
- Penalty 0.5 - Penalty 0.5
3rd Down Eff 6.4/12.6 3rd Down Eff 6.8/14.3
4th Down Eff 0.2/0.4 4th Down Eff 0.5/1.2
Rushes-Yards 26.3-86.7 Rushes-Yards 31.6-126.6
Avg Rush 3.3 Avg Rush 4
Comp-Att-Int 22.2-32.3-1.1 Comp-Att-Int 18.9-29.9-0.7
Passing Yards 279.6 Passing Yards 215
Sacked-Yards 2.2-13.2 Sacked-Yards 2-11.7
Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.4 Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.3
Punts-Avg 3.4-43.8 Punts-Avg 4.2-40.4
KR-Avg 4.6-22.7 KR-Avg 5.7-20.6
PR-Avg 4.2-10.8 PR-Avg 3.4-11
Penalties-Yards 3.3-20.9 Penalties-Yards 3.5-22.5
Time of Possession 30:25 Time of Possession 30:13

San Diego Individual Stats Miami Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
LaDainian Tomlinson 20.4 71.4 0.7
Darren Sproles 2.7 9.5 0.2
Mike Tolbert 1.8 5 0
Philip Rivers 1.2 -0.2 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Ronnie Brown 19.7 85.6 0.6
Ricky Williams 10.5 38.1 0.2
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Antonio Gates 5.4 72.7 0.5
Vincent Jackson 4.1 65 0.6
Chris Chambers 2.9 46.4 0.3
LaDainian Tomlinson 4.3 41.5 0.3
Mike Tolbert 2.7 35 0.2
Brandon Manumaleuna 1.6 13.5 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Greg Camarillo 4.4 59.2 0.4
Anthony Fasano 4.2 55.6 0.3
Ted Ginn Jr. 2.9 29.5 0.2
Derek Hagan 1.1 21.2 0.1
Ronnie Brown 2.2 20.3 0.2
Davone Bess 1.9 18.9 0.1
Ricky Williams 1 9.2 0.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Philip Rivers 21.9 31.9 289.2 2.2 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Chad Pennington 18.9 29.9 226.7 1.5 0.7
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Nate Kaeding 1.5 0.4
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Dan Carpenter 1.4 0.4

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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