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1981 San Diego Chargers (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Western Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Don Coryell
Special AssistantMarv Braden
Offensive BacksEarnel Durden
Offensive LineDave Levy
Assistant Head Coach/DefenseJack Pardee
Defensive LineJerry Smith
Defensive BackfieldJim Wagstaff
Defensive CoordinatorLarrye Weaver
ReceiversErnie Zampese
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/8/1981HSt. Louis Cardinals10-12LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium49284
Sat8/15/1981ASan Francisco 49ers31-28WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park41667
Fri8/21/1981HLos Angeles Rams33-29WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium49309
Fri8/28/1981HBuffalo Bills24-30LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium48540
Mon9/7/1981ACleveland Browns44-14WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium78904
Sun9/13/1981HDetroit Lions28-23WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51624
Sun9/20/1981AKansas City Chiefs42-31WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium63866
Sun9/27/1981ADenver Broncos24-42LDenver, COMile High Stadium74844
Sun10/4/1981HSeattle Seahawks24-10WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51463
Sun10/11/1981HMinnesota Vikings31-33LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium50708
Sun10/18/1981ABaltimore Colts43-14WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium41921
Sun10/25/1981AChicago Bears17-20LOTChicago, ILSoldier Field52906
Sun11/1/1981HKansas City Chiefs22-20WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51307
Sun11/8/1981HCincinnati Bengals17-40LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51259
Mon11/16/1981ASeattle Seahawks23-44LSeattle, WAKingdome58628
Sun11/22/1981AOakland Raiders55-21WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum50199
Sun11/29/1981HDenver Broncos34-17WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51533
Sun12/6/1981HBuffalo Bills27-28LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51488
Sun12/13/1981ATampa Bay Buccaneers24-23WTampa, FLTampa Stadium67388
Mon12/21/1981HOakland Raiders23-10WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium52279
Sat1/2/1982AMiami Dolphins41-38WOTMiami, FLOrange Bowl73735AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/10/1982ACincinnati Bengals7-27LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46302AFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
37Hank BauerRB5'1020027California Lutheran160
45Doug BeaudoinS6'119027Minnesota40
6Rolf BenirschkeK6'016526California-Davis160
50Carlos BradleyLB6'022121Wake Forest80
82Billy BrooksWR6'320228Oklahoma70
21James BrooksRB5'1018223Auburn142
28Willie BuchanonLCB6'018931MiraCosta JC; San Diego State1616
25John CappellettiFB6'122029Penn State165
89Wes ChandlerWR6'018625Florida1211
77Sam ClaphanOT6'628825Oklahoma160
71Fred DeanRDE6'322729Louisiana Tech32
47Frank DuncanSS6'118825San Mateo JC; San Francisco State74
27Glen EdwardsFS6'018534Florida A&M88
48Allan EllisCB5'1018130UCLA116
76Keith FergusonLB6'526022Ohio State161
81Scott FitzkeeWR6'018724Penn State50
14Dan FoutsQB6'321030Oregon1616
43Bob GregorFS6'218724Washington State146
32Wyatt HendersonCB5'1018025Los Angeles Valley JC; Fresno State150
89Pete HolohanTE6'423822Notre Dame70
55Bob HornMLB6'323927Oregon State1611
79Gary JohnsonRDT6'225529Grambling State1616
18Charlie JoinerWR5'1118634Grambling State1616
68Leroy JonesLDE6'824531Norfolk State1614
74Louie KelcherLDT6'529028Southern Methodist1414
57Linden KingLLB6'424726Colorado State1616
54Jim LaslavicLB6'223730Penn State160
74Chuck LoewenOG-OT6'426424South Dakota State93
51Woodrow LoweRLB6'022727Alabama1616
11Ed LutherQB6'320024San Jose State160
62Don MacekC6'227027Boston College1515
46Chuck MuncieRB6'323328Arizona Western JC; California1514
23Irvin PhillipsCB6'119221Arkansas Tech150
52Ray PrestonLB6'022127Syracuse160
60Don ReeseDE6'625530Jackson State52
4George RobertsP6'018126Virginia Tech160
56Bob RushC6'527026Memphis161
87Dwight ScalesWR6'218228Grambling State164
44Pete ShawSS5'1017827Northwestern1612
66Billy ShieldsLOT6'828128Georgia Tech1616
85Eric SieversTE6'423424Maryland1610
84Ronnie SmithWR6'018525Fullerton JC; San Diego State91
81Aundra ThompsonWR6'118628Texas A&M-Commerce10
59Cliff ThriftMLB6'223425East Central75
70Russ WashingtonROT6'629535Missouri1313
61Jimmy WebbDT6'524529Mississippi State161
67Ed WhiteROG6'226434California1616
63Doug WilkersonLOG6'325634North Carolina Central1616
40Clarence WilliamsRB5'1018526South Carolina141
72Jeff WilliamsOT6'426026Rhode Island120
29Mike WilliamsRCB5'1018628Louisiana State1412
80Kellen WinslowTE6'525124Missouri1616
90John WoodcockRDE6'325727New Mexico; Hawaii1212
99Wilbur YoungLDE6'628532William Penn52
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
James Brooks124RBAuburn
Irvin Phillips377DBArkansas Tech
Amos Lawrence4103RBNorth Carolina
Eric Sievers4107TEMarylandfrom CLE
Keith Ferguson5131LBOhio State
Andy Gissinger6141TSyracusefrom NYG
Bobby Duckworth6162WRArkansas
Pete Holohan7189TENotre Dame
Robert Parham10268RBGrambling State
Matt Petrzelka11280TIowafrom NYG
Carlos Bradley11300LBWake Forest
Stacy Charles12327WRBethune-Cookman
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals101157951250
Team Totals101157951250
Opponents Totals83124100803
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:173791272242810822148.9128947
Team Totals29:173791272242810822148.9128947
Opponents Totals30:43365114216359322042.3108877
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Chuck Muncie1900000114
Rolf Benirschke0556190.2192673.10112
Kellen Winslow100000060
Charlie Joiner70000042
James Brooks60000036
John Cappelletti50000030
Wes Chandler50000030
Eric Sievers30000018
Ronnie Smith20000012
Hank Bauer1000006
Gary Johnson1000006
Dwight Scales1000006
Clarence Williams1000006
Team Totals61556190.2192673.10478
Opponents Totals48454893.8192673.10390
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rolf Benirschke192673.12/27/75/83/42/5
Team Totals192673.12/27/75/83/42/5
Opponents Totals192673.11/27/79/92/50/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Muncie25111444.673t19
James Brooks1095254.828t3
John Cappelletti682543.7304
Dan Fouts22562.5130
Clarence Williams20261.360
Hank Bauer273.540
George Roberts122.020
Wes Chandler5-1-0.290
Ed Luther3-8-2.7-10
Team Totals48120054.273t26
Opponents Totals49118253.72825
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Fouts60936059.123248027.913.367t335.4172.819134466890.6
Ed Luther15746.77684.59.72500.016.7006832.1
Chuck Muncie11100.0033.03.03t1100.000.0003118.8
Wes Chandler200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Kellen Winslow200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals62936858.524348737.713.267t345.4182.919134473989.2
Opponents Totals57131354.823546958.215.093t223.9234.047384431178.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Kellen Winslow88107512.267t10
Charlie Joiner70118817.0577
Wes Chandler5285716.551t5
James Brooks463297.229t3
Chuck Muncie433628.4320
Eric Sievers2227612.5323
Dwight Scales1942922.660t1
Clarence Williams121089.0151
John Cappelletti1012612.6251
Ronnie Smith38428.039t2
Billy Brooks12121.0210
Pete Holohan11414.0140
Hank Bauer144.04t1
Team Totals368487313.267t34
Opponents Totals313469515.093t22
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Buchanon5316.2180
Pete Shaw35016.7230
Woodrow Lowe300.000
Mike Williams300.000
Glen Edwards24522.5390
Bob Gregor2115.5110
Gary Johnson14141.0361
Linden King12828.0280
Bob Horn11212.0120
Leroy Jones166.060
Frank Duncan100.000
Team Totals232249.7391
Opponents Totals1837720.9102t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
George Roberts62254041.0611716168223235.4
Team Totals63254040.3611716168223235.4
Opponents Totals72290040.3560720378238233.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Brooks22629013.2420
Wes Chandler537915.8300
Hank Bauer1077.070
Glen Edwards1011.010
Pete Shaw1011.010
Irvin Phillips1000.000
Mike Williams0100
Team Totals311037812.2420
Opponents Totals3171685.4210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Brooks40094923.7470
Wes Chandler8012515.6300
Pete Shaw6010317.2240
Clarence Williams404711.8230
Bob Gregor304715.7200
Aundra Thompson204422.0250
Ronnie Smith203216.0200
Eric Sievers2042.040
Doug Beaudoin103131.0310
Wyatt Henderson102626.0260
Hank Bauer101414.0140
Team Totals700142220.3470
Opponents Totals88152817.4480
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
James Brooks720200
Willie Buchanon0004400
John Cappelletti300000
Wes Chandler100000
Glen Edwards1123-30
Dan Fouts9202-220
Wyatt Henderson0003300
Gary Johnson0001100
Charlie Joiner200000
Leroy Jones0001150
Louie Kelcher0001100
Jim Laslavic00011380
Don Macek0010100
Chuck Muncie940400
Irvin Phillips101100
Dwight Scales100000
Pete Shaw0001100
Eric Sievers101100
Doug Wilkerson0010100
Clarence Williams200000
Kellen Winslow220200
John Woodcock0002200
Team Totals3926131831180
Opponents Totals38181722390
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