WhatIfSports.com “played” the 2006 San Diego Chargers against the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers 1,000 times. The 2006 San Diego Chargers win 68% of the time by an average score of 28-15. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
2006 San Diego Chargers  at  2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
Final - 12/19/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2006 San Diego Chargers 7 9 3 9 28
2005 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 10 3 0 13
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
SAN6:38TDKeenan McCardell 13 yd. pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick)7-0
2nd Quarter
PIT12:12FGJeff Reed 44 yds. 7-3
SAN7:11FGNate Kaeding 30 yds. 10-3
SAN1:56FGNate Kaeding 47 yds. 13-3
PIT0:37TDHines Ward 13 yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Reed kick)13-10
SAN0:03FGNate Kaeding 27 yds. 16-10
3rd Quarter
SAN9:38FGNate Kaeding 49 yds. 19-10
PIT2:30FGJeff Reed 24 yds. 19-13
4th Quarter
SAN7:29S2006 San Diego Safety21-13
SAN7:08TDLaDainian Tomlinson 29 yd. run (Kaeding kick)28-13
 
Team Statistics
 2006 San Diego Chargers2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
First Downs 19 14
- Rushing 7 6
- Passing 12 8
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 7/15 3/11
4th Down Eff 1/2 1/2
Rushes-Yards 41-191 36-142
Avg Rush 4.7 3.9
Comp-Att-Int 17-24-1 10-15-1
Passing Yards 187 126
Sacks-Yards 0-0 1-7
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Punts-Avg 2-38.0 3-42.0
KR-Avg 5-26.8 7-18.4
PR-Avg 3-7.7 2-14.0
Penalties-Yard 1-5 2-15
Time of Possession 35:46 24:14

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2006 San Diego Chargers Individual Stats   2005 Pittsburgh Steelers Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'06 LaDainian Tomlinson 23 118 1 29 1
'06 Michael Turner 8 63 1 44 0
'06 Lorenzo Neal 4 8 0 5 0
'06 Andrew Pinnock 3 2 0 2 0
'06 Philip Rivers 3 0 0 2 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'05 Willie Parker 15 86 1 32 0
'05 Verron Haynes 5 24 0 12 0
'05 Jerome Bettis 8 16 0 5 0
'05 Duce Staley 5 11 0 7 0
'05 Ben Roethlisberger 2 3 0 2 0
'05 Hines Ward 1 2 0 2 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'06 Antonio Gates 5 56 0 0 16 0
'06 Eric Parker 3 39 0 0 18 0
'06 Keenan McCardell 3 35 0 0 16 1
'06 Vincent Jackson 2 32 1 0 30 0
'06 Malcom Floyd 1 13 0 0 13 0
'06 Lorenzo Neal 2 8 0 0 7 0
'06 LaDainian Tomlinson 1 4 0 0 4 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'05 Hines Ward 4 66 1 0 21 1
'05 Heath Miller 2 29 0 0 19 0
'05 Jerome Bettis 1 13 0 0 13 0
'05 Cedrick Wilson 1 11 0 0 11 0
'05 Willie Parker 1 10 0 0 10 0
'05 Antwaan Randle El 1 4 0 0 4 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'06 Philip Rivers 17 24 187 1 1
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'05 Ben Roethlisberger 10 15 133 1 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'06 Nate Kaeding 30,47,27,49 -
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'05 Jeff Reed 44,24 -

Player of the Game:
'06 LaDainian Tomlinson (2006 San Diego Chargers)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
2006 San Diego (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 7 and return it to the SAN 31.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 14:52
14:521/10own 310 - 0131 Tomlinson gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
14:112/6own 350 - 0230 Tomlinson gains 4 yards on a sweep left.
13:273/2own 390 - 0221 Turner is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
12:444/3own 380 - 0P2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for a punt.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 31.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 12:32
12:321/10own 310 - 0212 Bettis picks up 1 yard off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
11:482/9own 320 - 0212Roethlisberger is sacked by Jamal Williams for 7 yards.
11:053/16own 250 - 0140 Parker pounds ahead for 5 yards.
10:214/11own 300 - 0P2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
2006 San Diego (SAN) return it to the SAN 35.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 10:13
10:131/10own 350 - 0212 Tomlinson picks up 7 yards off tackle left.
9:342/3own 420 - 0212 Neal rushes for 2 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
8:583/1own 440 - 0212 Turner rushes for 44 yards off tackle right.
8:081/10120 - 0131 Tomlinson picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
7:272/9110 - 0212 Rivers's short pass is to Gates who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
6:453/680 - 0122 PENALTY on SAN: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 8 - NO PLAY.
6:453/11130 - 0140 Rivers hits McCardell in the endzone.
2006 San Diego scores a touchdown!
6:38PAT 6 - 0FG2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 70 yds, 3:35
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 6:38
6:38Kickoffown 307 - 0K2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 6 and return it to the PIT 32.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 6:29
6:291/10own 327 - 0212 Parker rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
5:512/5own 377 - 0230 Parker rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
5:133/3own 397 - 0230 Roethlisberger soft pass is to Parker who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 10 yd gain.
4:261/10own 497 - 0212 Bettis picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
3:492/9507 - 0212Roethlisberger's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Clinton Hart returns the interception to the PIT 42.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 3:43
3:431/10427 - 0221 Tomlinson rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
3:032/9417 - 0212 Rivers screen pass is to Neal who makes the catch and falls forward for a 1 yd gain.
2:183/8407 - 0131 Rivers's long pass is just out of reach of Parker. Incomplete pass.
2:114/8407 - 0P2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for a punt.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) return it to the PIT 23.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 1:59
1:591/10own 237 - 0131 Parker picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
1:232/9own 247 - 0131 Bettis pounds ahead for 5 yards.
0:473/4own 297 - 0131 Haynes gains 5 yards on a sweep left.
0:031/10own 347 - 0131 Haynes gets 1 yard on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
End of 1st Quarter ... 2006 San Diego: 7 2005 Pittsburgh: 0

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:002/9own 357 - 0212 Parker pounds ahead for 32 yards.
14:111/10337 - 0212 Haynes rushes for 1 yard off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
13:332/9327 - 0212 Parker picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
12:553/4277 - 0131 Bettis carries, but is tackled for no gain.
12:164/4277 - 0FG2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a FG attempt.
Reed's 44 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 50 yds, 4:44
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 12:12
12:12Kickoffown 307 - 3K2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
2006 San Diego (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 12 and return it to the SAN 35.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 12:04
12:041/10own 357 - 3221 Tomlinson gains 2 yards up the middle.
11:232/8own 377 - 3212 Turner picks his way for 15 yards, but loses the handle on the ball.
2006 San Diego (SAN) recovers the ball and runs to the PIT 43.
10:391/10437 - 3221 Neal picks up 5 yards on a draw play.
10:032/5387 - 3140 Rivers completes the pass to Floyd who makes the catch and falls forward for a 13 yd gain.
9:251/10257 - 3131 Tomlinson rushes for 10 yards off tackle right.
8:401/10157 - 3212 Pinnock picks his way for 1 yard.
8:032/9147 - 3131 Tomlinson picks his way for 1 yard.
7:213/8137 - 3140 Rivers overthrows McCardell and the pass is incomplete.
7:154/8137 - 3FG2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Kaeding's 30 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 47 yds, 4:49
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 7:11
7:11Kickoffown 3010 - 3K2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 7 and return it to the PIT 25.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 7:04
7:041/10own 2510 - 3221 Parker gets 5 yards on a pitch right.
6:282/5own 3010 - 3230 Bettis picks up 3 yards off tackle left.
5:523/2own 3310 - 3122 Staley gets back to the line of scrimmage.
5:114/2own 3310 - 3P2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
2006 San Diego (SAN) return it to the SAN 33.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 4:59
4:591/10own 3310 - 3131 Rivers completes the pass to Gates who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 12 yd gain.
4:191/10own 4510 - 3131 Tomlinson pounds ahead for 18 yards.
3:321/103710 - 3131 Turner gains 3 yards on a sweep left.
2:522/73410 - 3230 Rivers's short pass is to Jackson who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 2 yd gain.
2:083/53210 - 3122 Rivers scrambles for 2 yards.
2:004/33010 - 3FG2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for a FG attempt.
*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:004/33010 - 3FG2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Kaeding's 47 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 37 yds, 2:59
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 1:56
1:56Kickoffown 3013 - 3K2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 9 and return it to the PIT 20.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 1:53
1:531/10own 2013 - 3131 Staley picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
1:492/9own 2113 - 3212 Parker pounds ahead for 5 yards.
1:443/4own 2613 - 3212*** 2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:443/4own 2613 - 3131 Roethlisberger's pass is to Wilson who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 11 yd gain.
1:251/10own 3713 - 3221 Roethlisberger's pass is to Miller who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
1:061/10own 4713 - 3131 Roethlisberger overthrows Wilson and the pass is incomplete.
1:002/10own 4713 - 3230 Roethlisberger hits Ward. Catch is good and Ward gets some yardage before being run out of bounds for a 21 yd gain.
0:541/103213 - 3212 Roethlisberger hits Miller. Catch is good and Miller gets some yardage before being run out of bounds for a 19 yd gain.
0:451/101313 - 3221 Roethlisberger hits Ward in the endzone.
2005 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown!
0:37PAT 13 - 9FG2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 80 yds, 1:16
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 0:37
0:37Kickoffown 3013 - 10K2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
2006 San Diego (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 13 and return it to the SAN 39.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 0:31
0:311/10own 3913 - 10212 Tomlinson pounds ahead for 5 yards.
0:262/5own 4413 - 10212*** 2006 San Diego (SAN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:262/5own 4413 - 10140 Rivers hits Jackson who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 30 yd gain before being run out of bounds.
0:151/102613 - 10221 Rivers hits McCardell who gets a few steps before being run out of bounds for a 16 yd gain.
0:071/Goal1013 - 10FG2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Kaeding's 27 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 51 yds, 0:24
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 0:03
0:03Kickoffown 3016 - 10K2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 9 and return it to the PIT 23.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 2006 San Diego: 16 2005 Pittsburgh: 10

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3016 - 10K2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 2 and return it to the PIT 26.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 14:52
14:521/10own 2616 - 10212 Parker gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
14:182/8own 2816 - 10230 Roethlisberger tosses the ball out to Ward who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
PENALTY on PIT: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the PIT 28 - NO PLAY.
14:102/18own 1816 - 10131 Bettis gains 1 yard up the middle.
13:293/17own 1916 - 10140 Roethlisberger overthrows Randle El and the pass is incomplete.
13:244/17own 1916 - 10P2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a punt.
2006 San Diego (SAN) return it to the SAN 47.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 13:15
13:151/10own 4716 - 10212 Tomlinson gains 4 yards up the middle.
12:322/64916 - 10212 Turner is buried for a loss of 2 yards.
11:503/8own 4916 - 10131 Rivers completes the pass to Gates who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 14 yd gain.
11:091/103716 - 10212 Rivers tosses the ball out to Tomlinson who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 4 yd gain.
10:292/63316 - 10212 Tomlinson picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
9:483/53216 - 10122 Rivers overthrows Parker and the pass is incomplete.
9:424/53216 - 10FG2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for a FG attempt.
Kaeding's 49 yd. field goal slips just inside the upright!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 21 yds, 3:33
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 9:38
9:38Kickoffown 3019 - 10K2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 8 and return it to the PIT 38.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 9:28
9:281/10own 3819 - 10131 Haynes gets 12 yards on a pitch right.
8:451/105019 - 10221 Parker gains 1 yard up the middle.
8:102/94919 - 10131 Staley picks up 7 yards on a draw play. The ball is knocked loose.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) recovers the ball on the SAN 40.
7:291/104019 - 10212 Parker picks up 15 yards on a draw play.
6:491/102519 - 10221 Haynes rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
6:052/52019 - 10212 Ward picks up 2 yards on the end around and runs out of bounds.
5:263/31819 - 10230 Roethlisberger completes the pass to Bettis who makes the catch and attempts to stretch forward, but loses the ball.
2006 San Diego (SAN) recovers the ball on the SAN 8.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 5:17
5:171/10own 819 - 10221 Tomlinson gets back to the line of scrimmage.
4:422/10own 819 - 10131 Rivers tosses the ball just out of reach of Gates. Incomplete pass.
4:373/10own 819 - 10131Rivers's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Chris Hope returns the interception to the SAN 14.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 4:29
4:291/101419 - 10221 Parker carries, but is tackled for no gain.
3:522/101419 - 10131 Bettis picks up 4 yards off tackle left.
3:113/61019 - 10131 Staley picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
2:344/3719 - 10FG2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a FG attempt.
Reed's 24 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 7 yds, 1:55
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 2:30
2:30Kickoffown 3019 - 13K2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares to kickoff.
2006 San Diego (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 7 and return it to the SAN 29.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 2:22
2:221/10own 2919 - 13212 Tomlinson pounds ahead for 3 yards.
1:442/7own 3219 - 13212 Rivers completes the pass to Gates who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
0:591/10own 4319 - 13131 Tomlinson picks his way for 2 yards.
0:242/8own 4519 - 13131 Turner pounds ahead for 2 yards.
0:003/6own 4719 - 13230Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 2006 San Diego: 19 2005 Pittsburgh: 13

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:003/6own 4719 - 13230 Rivers completes the pass to Neal. Tackled immediately for a 7 yd gain.
14:171/104619 - 13212 Tomlinson pounds ahead for 10 yards.
13:371/103619 - 13221 Pinnock pounds ahead for 2 yards.
13:022/83419 - 13212 Pinnock is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
12:223/93519 - 13140 Rivers overthrows Tomlinson and the pass is incomplete.
12:164/93519 - 13221 Rivers's pass is to Parker who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 18 yd gain.
11:281/101719 - 13131 Rivers's short pass is to McCardell who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
10:462/41119 - 13212 Tomlinson pounds ahead for 2 yards.
10:123/2919 - 13221 Tomlinson gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
9:281/Goal519 - 13221 Turner carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
8:542/Goal619 - 13212 Tomlinson picks his way for 1 yard.
8:173/Goal519 - 13230 Turner rushes for 3 yards off tackle right.
7:354/Goal219 - 13212 Neal is stopped at the line.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 7:32
7:321/10own 219 - 13212 Parker rushes for a loss of 5 yards.
2006 San Diego scores a safety!
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 7:29
7:29Kickoffown 2021 - 13K2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) prepares for a safety kick.
2006 San Diego (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 32 and return it to the PIT 29.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 7:17
7:171/102921 - 13131 Tomlinson pounds ahead for 29 yards.
2006 San Diego scores a touchdown!
7:08PAT 27 - 13FG2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 1 plays, 29 yds, 0:09
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 7:08
7:08Kickoffown 3028 - 13K2006 San Diego (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) catch the ball at the PIT 9 and return it to the PIT 15.
2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) at 7:04
7:041/10own 1528 - 13221 Staley is stopped at the line.
6:402/10own 1528 - 13230 Parker picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
6:193/8own 1728 - 13230 PENALTY on PIT: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the PIT 17 - NO PLAY.
6:193/13own 1228 - 13230 Roethlisberger scrambles to the sideline for 2 yards, and runs out of bounds.
5:504/11own 1428 - 13140 Roethlisberger hits Ward who makes the catch and falls forward for a 18 yd gain.
5:311/10own 3228 - 13131 Roethlisberger completes the pass to Ward who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
5:101/10own 4628 - 13131 Bettis gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
4:532/9own 4728 - 13212 Parker picks up 11 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
4:481/104228 - 13221 Roethlisberger's short pass is to Randle El who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 4 yd gain.
4:432/63828 - 13230 Roethlisberger overthrows Wilson and the pass is incomplete.
4:373/63828 - 13131 Roethlisberger scrambles for 1 yard.
4:314/53728 - 13131*** 2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
4:314/53728 - 13221 Roethlisberger's pass is just out of reach of Randle El. Incomplete pass.
2006 San Diego (SAN) at 4:25
4:251/10own 3728 - 13212 Rivers tosses the ball just out of reach of Gates. Incomplete pass.
4:222/10own 3728 - 13131 Rivers zips the short pass to Parker who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 15 yd gain.
3:351/104828 - 13212 Neal picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
2:522/94728 - 13131 Tomlinson picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
2:113/74528 - 13212 Rivers completes the pass to Gates who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 16 yd gain.
2:031/102928 - 13212*** 2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
2:031/102928 - 13212 Tomlinson rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
1:592/52428 - 13212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
1:592/52428 - 13230 Tomlinson gains 2 yards up the middle.
1:553/32228 - 13230*** 2005 Pittsburgh (PIT) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:553/32228 - 13131 Rivers hits Parker who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
1:081/101628 - 13212Rivers takes a knee.
0:262/111728 - 13212Rivers takes a knee.
0:003/121828 - 13212Time Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 2006 San Diego: 28 2005 Pittsburgh: 13

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