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San Diego Chargers Notes vs. Saints

The Chargers look to remain unbeaten on the road while Antonio Gates hopes to move up on the list of all-time great tight ends.

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  • The Chargers seek a 3-0 start on road.
  • QB Philip Rivers reached 25,000 passing yards in his 104th game last week. Only six players have reached that milestone in fewer games.
  • Rivers is 40-8 (.833) as a starter when posting a QB rating of 100 or higher.
  • Rivers passed for 341 yards with 3 touchdowns, 1 INT and a 104.3 rating in his only start vs. NO.
  • RB Ryan Matthews has 3 career 100-yard rushing games on the road (120, 125, 112).
  • TE Antonio Gates needs 74 reception yards to surpass Hall of Famers Jackie Smith (7,918) and Ozzie Newsom (7,980) for fourth-most career receiving yards by a tight end.
  • Gates trails only Hall of Famer Lance Alworth (81) for most reception touchdowns in team history.
  • WR Malcolm Floyd needs eight receptions to reach 200.
  • LB Shaun Phillips (63.5) has third-most sacks by a Charger behind Leslie O'Neal (105.5) and Lee Williams (65.5).
  • Since 2011, S Eric Weddle leads the NFL with nine interceptions.
  • CB Antoine Cason aims for his third game in row with an interception.