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Doug Flutie to start for Chargers

Nov. 7, 2003 at 7:44 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- San Diego Coach Marty Schottenheimer made it official Friday, naming Doug Flutie his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

The move was not surprising since Flutie had received most of the first-team snaps in practice ahead of Drew Brees. Schottenheimer needed to shake up the Chargers, who share the NFL's worst record at 1-7.

Flutie replaced Brees in the fourth quarter of last week's 20-7 loss to the Chicago Bears and led the Chargers on their only scoring drive, completing eight of 11 passes for 70 yards. Brees was seven of 15 for 49 yards with an interception.

Flutie started all 16 games in 2001 for San Diego, but that was before Schottenheimer became coach. He set a career high with 3,464 passing yards that season along with 15 touchdowns, but was also intercepted 18 times.

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