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1983 San Diego Chargers (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Western Division 6-10-0 .375
Head Coach: Don Coryell
Defensive CoordinatorTom Bass
Special AssistantMarv Braden
Offensive BacksEarnel Durden
Offensive CoordinatorDave Levy
ReceiversAl Saunders
Defensive LineJerry Smith
Defensive BackfieldJim Wagstaff
LinebackersChuck Weber
Quarterbacks/Passing GameErnie Zampese
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1983ALos Angeles Rams20-34LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium50036
Sat8/13/1983HPhiladelphia Eagles20-21LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium44482
Sat8/20/1983HSan Francisco 49ers24-7WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium43939
Fri8/26/1983HLos Angeles Rams27-17WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium45451
Sun9/4/1983HNew York Jets29-41LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51004
Mon9/12/1983AKansas City Chiefs17-14WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium62150
Sun9/18/1983ASeattle Seahawks31-34LSeattle, WAKingdome61714
Sun9/25/1983HCleveland Browns24-30LOTSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium49482
Sun10/2/1983ANew York Giants41-34WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73892
Sun10/9/1983HSeattle Seahawks28-21WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium49132
Sun10/16/1983ANew England Patriots21-37LFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium59016
Sun10/23/1983ADenver Broncos6-14LDenver, COMile High Stadium74581
Mon10/31/1983HWashington Redskins24-27LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium46114
Sun11/6/1983APittsburgh Steelers3-26LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium58191
Sun11/13/1983HDallas Cowboys24-23WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium46192
Sun11/20/1983ASt. Louis Cardinals14-44LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium40644
Sun11/27/1983HDenver Broncos31-7WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium43650
Thu12/1/1983HLos Angeles Raiders10-42LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium47760
Sun12/11/1983HKansas City Chiefs41-38WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium35510
Sun12/18/1983ALos Angeles Raiders14-30LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57325
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
91Rick AckermanNT6'425024Memphis1513
6Rolf BenirschkeK6'016528California-Davis160
50Carlos BradleyLB6'022123Wake Forest160
21James BrooksRB5'1018225Auburn155
61Don BrownOT6'626224Santa Clara130
7Maury BufordP6'119123Texas Tech160
22Gill ByrdLCB5'1119722San Jose State1412
25John CappellettiFB6'122031Penn State10
81Roger CarrWR6'219531Louisiana Tech40
89Wes ChandlerWR6'018627Florida1614
77Sam ClaphanOT6'628827Oklahoma160
82Bobby DuckworthWR6'319625Arkansas162
78Chuck EhinDE6'425622Brigham Young90
90Bill ElkoNT6'527724Arizona State; Louisiana State113
56Larry EvansLB6'221730Mississippi College30
76Keith FergusonLDE6'526024Ohio State1616
84Hosea FortuneWR6'017624Rice40
14Dan FoutsQB6'321032Oregon1010
48Tim FoxFS5'1118830Ohio State128
75Andy GissingerROT6'528224Syracuse1616
69Derrel GofourthOG6'326028Oklahoma State150
58Mike GreenLILB6'022622Oklahoma State1616
28Ken GreeneFS6'219627Washington State169
43Bob GregorSS6'218726Washington State55
20Reuben HendersonCB6'120025Oklahoma State; San Diego State144
88Pete HolohanTE6'423824Notre Dame163
41Earnest JacksonRB5'922424Texas A&M120
40Jim JodatRB5'1121329Carthage150
79Gary JohnsonRDE6'225531Grambling State1616
18Charlie JoinerWR5'1118636Grambling State1616
68Leroy JonesDE6'824533Norfolk State120
74Louie KelcherNT6'529030Southern Methodist80
57Linden KingLOLB6'424728Colorado State1616
30Bruce LairdS6'019333American International140
51Woodrow LoweROLB6'022729Alabama1616
11Ed LutherQB6'320026San Jose State166
62Don MacekC6'227029Boston College1111
12Bruce MathisonQB6'320424Nebraska10
60Dennis McKnightLOG6'327524Drake169
24Miles McPhersonS6'017523New Haven110
46Chuck MuncieRB6'323330Arizona Western JC; California1512
55Derrie NelsonLB6'223725Nebraska150
31Darrell PattilloCB5'1019423Los Angeles Valley JC; San Diego State; Long Beach State10
52Ray PrestonLB6'022129Syracuse160
87Dwight ScalesWR6'218230Grambling State71
66Billy ShieldsLOT6'828130Georgia Tech1616
85Eric SieversTE6'423426Maryland169
54Billy Ray SmithRILB6'323622Arkansas1616
47Sherman SmithRB6'422529Miami (Ohio)132
59Cliff ThriftLB6'223427East Central60
23Danny WaltersRCB6'120023Arkansas1616
67Ed WhiteROG6'226436California1616
63Doug WilkersonLOG6'325636North Carolina Central1212
45Henry WilliamsCB5'1018227Hartnell JC; San Diego State10
80Kellen WinslowTE6'525126Missouri1616
49Andre YoungSS6'019023Louisiana Tech1510
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Billy Ray Smith15LBArkansasfrom SF
Gary Anderson120WR-RBArkansasfrom GB
Gill Byrd122DBSan Jose State
Danny Walters495DBArkansasfrom CLE
Trumaine Johnson6141WRGrambling Statefrom BAL
Bill Elko7192DTLouisiana State
Earnest Jackson8202RBTexas A&Mfrom SF
Mike Green9245LBOklahoma State
Bruce Mathison10272QBNebraska
Tim Kearse11303WRSan Jose State
Tim Spencer11307RBOhio Statefrom WAS
Billy Blaylock12314DBTennessee Techfrom CHIB
Chuck Ehin12329DTBrigham Young
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals929275990
Opponents Totals83137951416
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:04361106230259321543.3102147.6115961
Opponents Totals31:563471371872310923147.281553.3111953
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rolf Benirschke0434595.6152462.5088
Chuck Muncie130000078
Kellen Winslow80000048
Wes Chandler50000030
Bobby Duckworth50000030
James Brooks30000018
Charlie Joiner30000018
Eric Sievers30000018
Pete Holohan20000012
Dan Fouts1000006
Derrie Nelson1000006
Andre Young1000006
Team Totals45434595.6152462.50358
Opponents Totals57545696.4222975.90462
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rolf Benirschke152462.50/07/75/72/71/3
Team Totals152462.50/07/75/72/71/3
Opponents Totals222975.90/05/511/136/80/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Muncie2358863.834t12
James Brooks1275164.1613
Sherman Smith24913.8200
Earnest Jackson11393.560
Wes Chandler22512.5230
John Cappelletti155.050
Bruce Mathison100.000
Dan Fouts12-5-0.431
Eric Sievers1-7-7.0-70
Ed Luther9-14-1.680
Team Totals42315363.66116
Opponents Totals55221733.949t26
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Fouts34021563.211029758.813.859t205.9154.414107286892.5
Ed Luther28715152.611918756.512.44672.4175.913120175556.6
Bruce Mathison5360.01418.213.72500.0120.0004146.7
Maury Buford100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Pete Holohan100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Sherman Smith100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Wes Chandler0000013-3
Team Totals63536958.123348917.713.359t274.3335.228230466175.1
Opponents Totals54433060.719840517.412.371t285.1162.931269378288.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Kellen Winslow88117213.3468
Charlie Joiner6596014.833t3
Wes Chandler5884514.644t5
Chuck Muncie423969.4271
Eric Sievers3345213.7283
James Brooks252158.6360
Pete Holohan2327211.8352
Bobby Duckworth2042221.159t5
Sherman Smith6518.5210
Earnest Jackson5428.4100
Roger Carr23618.0230
Dwight Scales22814.0140
Team Totals369489113.359t27
Opponents Totals330405112.371t28
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Danny Walters7557.9330
Andre Young24924.540t1
Tim Fox2147.0140
Linden King11919.0190
Ray Preston11313.0130
Mike Green133.030
Gill Byrd100.000
Miles McPherson100.000
Team Totals161539.640t1
Opponents Totals3337711.4392
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Maury Buford63276343.9600813299230436.6
Team Totals63276343.9600813299230436.6
Opponents Totals70278039.7551227213252736.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Brooks1841377.6300
Wes Chandler86263.3110
Hosea Fortune40164.090
Dwight Scales203417.0300
Bruce Laird1000.000
Team Totals33102136.5300
Opponents Totals3552998.5280
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Brooks32060719.0340
Bruce Laird15034222.8410
Earnest Jackson11020118.3320
Miles McPherson507715.4190
Jim Jodat304515.0180
Andre Young304113.7190
Sherman Smith203216.0210
Dwight Scales101616.0160
Billy Ray Smith101010.0100
Eric Sievers1066.060
Team Totals740137718.6410
Opponents Totals70142620.4640
SACKSNOYDS
Linden King8.0
Keith Ferguson5.0
Woodrow Lowe4.5
Billy Ray Smith3.0
Gary Johnson3.0
Rick Ackerman1.5
Andre Young1.0
Miles McPherson1.0
Reuben Henderson1.0
Mike Green1.0
Bill Elko0.5
Carlos Bradley0.5
(Team)1.0
Team Totals31.0269.0
Opponents Totals28.0230.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Rick Ackerman0002200
Carlos Bradley0001100
James Brooks830300
Wes Chandler310100
Bill Elko0001100
Keith Ferguson0002200
Hosea Fortune110100
Dan Fouts511200
Ken Greene0001100
Earnest Jackson110100
Jim Jodat0001100
Gary Johnson0002200
Charlie Joiner200000
Leroy Jones00011150
Linden King0002200
Bruce Laird100000
Woodrow Lowe0001100
Ed Luther600000
Don Macek0010100
Bruce Mathison100000
Dennis McKnight0020200
Miles McPherson100000
Chuck Muncie810100
Billy Ray Smith0001100
Sherman Smith210100
Ed White0010100
Kellen Winslow320200
Andre Young0001100
Team Totals4227151732150
Opponents Totals2617821291
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