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1984 San Diego Chargers (NFL) 5th place American Football Conference Western Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Don Coryell
Defensive CoordinatorTom Bass
Special AssistantMarv Braden
Offensive BacksEarnel Durden
Offensive CoordinatorDave Levy
ReceiversAl Saunders
Defensive LineDoug Shively
Defensive BackfieldJim Wagstaff
LinebackersChuck Weber
Quarterbacks/Passing GameErnie Zampese
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1984HLos Angeles Rams17-10WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium49174
Sat8/11/1984HDallas Cowboys13-24LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium50740
Sat8/18/1984HSan Francisco 49ers35-15WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium58356
Thu8/23/1984ALos Angeles Rams14-47LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium43721
Sun9/2/1984AMinnesota Vikings42-13WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome57276
Sun9/9/1984ASeattle Seahawks17-31LSeattle, WAKingdome61314
Sun9/16/1984HHouston Oilers31-14WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium52266
Mon9/24/1984ALos Angeles Raiders30-33LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum76131
Sun9/30/1984HDetroit Lions27-24WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium53509
Sun10/7/1984AGreen Bay Packers34-28WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field54045
Sun10/14/1984AKansas City Chiefs13-31LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium62233
Sun10/21/1984HLos Angeles Raiders37-44LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium57442
Mon10/29/1984HSeattle Seahawks0-24LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium53974
Sun11/4/1984AIndianapolis Colts38-10WIndianapolis, INHoosier Dome60143
Sun11/11/1984HDenver Broncos13-16LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium53162
Sun11/18/1984HMiami Dolphins34-28WOTSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium53041
Sun11/25/1984APittsburgh Steelers24-52LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium55856
Mon12/3/1984HChicago Bears20-7WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium45470
Sun12/9/1984ADenver Broncos13-16LDenver, COMile High Stadium74867
Sun12/16/1984HKansas City Chiefs21-42LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium40221
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 AckermanNT6'425025Memphis92
86Jesse BendrossWR6'019622Alabama160
6Rolf BenirschkeK6'016529California-Davis140
81Steve BirdWR5'1117124Eastern Kentucky10
50Carlos BradleyLB6'022124Wake Forest81
7Maury BufordP6'119124Texas Tech160
30Scotty ByersCB-S5'1117026Southwestern JC; Long Beach State60
22Gill ByrdLCB5'1119723San Jose State1313
89Wes ChandlerWR6'018628Florida1515
91Tony ChickilloNT6'226524Miami (Florida)10
77Sam ClaphanLOT6'628828Oklahoma1616
45Mike DennisCB-S5'1019026Pasadena CC; Wyoming20
82Bobby DuckworthWR6'319626Arkansas161
84Ron EgloffTE6'522729Wisconsin124
78Chuck EhinLDE6'425623Brigham Young1615
68Bill ElkoNT6'527725Arizona State; Louisiana State1512
76Keith FergusonRDE6'526025Ohio State1616
14Dan FoutsQB6'321033Oregon1313
48Tim FoxFS5'1118831Ohio State1110
75Andy GissingerOT6'528225Syracuse164
69Derrel GofourthOG-C6'326029Oklahoma State162
58Mike GreenLILB6'022623Oklahoma State1616
28Ken GreeneSS6'219628Washington State1513
43Bob GregorS6'218727Washington State72
73Keith GuthrieNT6'426423Texas A&M112
72Rickey HagoodNT6'228623South Carolina20
20Reuben HendersonCB6'120026Oklahoma State; San Diego State120
88Pete HolohanTE6'423825Notre Dame154
41Earnest JacksonRB5'922425Texas A&M1614
1Lionel JamesRB5'617022Auburn162
79Gary JohnsonLDE6'225532Grambling State41
42Pete JohnsonFB6'027230Ohio State30
18Charlie JoinerWR5'1118637Grambling State1616
31Bill KayRCB6'119024Purdue53
57Linden KingLOLB6'424729Colorado State1616
64Chuck LoewenOG-OT6'426427South Dakota State130
51Woodrow LoweROLB6'022730Alabama1515
11Ed LutherQB6'320027San Jose State153
62Don MacekC6'227030Boston College1313
12Bruce MathisonQB6'320425Nebraska20
21Buford McGeeRB6'021324Mississippi160
60Dennis McKnightROG6'327525Drake1616
24Miles McPhersonFS6'017524New Haven94
83Bobby MichoTE6'323622Texas60
25Wayne MorrisRB6'021030Southern Methodist103
46Chuck MuncieRB6'323331Arizona Western JC; California11
55Derrie NelsonLB6'223726Nebraska60
56Vince OsbyLB5'1122123Pasadena CC; Illinois160
52Ray PrestonLB6'022130Syracuse100
1Benny RicardoK5'1017030Orange Coast JC; San Diego State20
90Fred RobinsonDE6'424023Miami (Florida)160
85Eric SieversTE6'423427Maryland1413
54Billy Ray SmithRILB6'323623Arkansas1616
45Johnny Ray SmithCB5'918527Lamar10
33Lucious SmithLCB5'1019027San Diego State; Fullerton State93
32Jewerl ThomasRB5'1022827UCLA; San Jose State70
59Cliff ThriftLB6'223428East Central160
27John TurnerCB6'019628Miami (Florida)156
23Danny WaltersRCB6'120024Arkansas87
67Ed WhiteROT6'226437California1513
63Doug WilkersonLOG6'325637North Carolina Central1616
92Eric WilliamsLB6'22329Southern California130
99Lee WilliamsDE6'526822Bethune-Cookman80
80Kellen WinslowTE6'525127Missouri77
49Andre YoungSS6'019024Louisiana Tech133
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mossy Cade16DBTexas
Mike Guendling233LBNorthwestern
Lionel James5118KRAuburn
Keith Guthrie6144DTTexas A&M
Jesse Bendross7174WRAlabama
Ray Woodard8199DTTexasfrom NYG
Bobby Craighead8219RBLouisiana-Monroefrom SF
Zach Barnes9230DTAlabama State
Buford McGee11286RBMississippi
Maurice Harper12331WRLaVernefrom SF
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals96100621306
Opponents Totals60127135910
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:433741062402811524447.192142.91121023
Opponents Totals28:17322109189248319742.191090.0108905
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rolf Benirschke04141100.0172665.4092
Earnest Jackson90000054
Wes Chandler60000036
Charlie Joiner60000036
Buford McGee60000036
Bobby Duckworth40000024
Pete Johnson30000018
Eric Sievers30000018
Benny Ricardo05683.333100.0014
Gill Byrd20000012
Jewerl Thomas20000012
Kellen Winslow20000012
Pete Holohan1000006
Lionel James1000006
Woodrow Lowe1000006
Wayne Morris1000006
Lee Williams1000006
Team Totals48464797.9202969.00394
Opponents Totals51505198.0192576.00413
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rolf Benirschke172665.41/14/63/48/111/4
Benny Ricardo33100.00/01/11/11/10/0
Team Totals202969.01/15/74/59/121/4
Opponents Totals192576.00/02/25/98/94/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Earnest Jackson29611794.032t8
Buford McGee672263.4304
Lionel James251154.6200
Chuck Muncie14513.6110
Pete Johnson19462.473
Jewerl Thomas14433.192
Wayne Morris5122.451
Ed Luther4112.870
Dan Fouts12-29-2.430
Team Totals45616543.632t18
Opponents Totals45718514.18123
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Fouts50731762.517337407.411.861t193.7173.429228351283.4
Ed Luther1518355.06511637.714.088t53.332.0757110682.7
Pete Holohan2150.012512.525.025t150.000.00025135.4
Lionel James200.0100.000.0150.00000.0
Team Totals66240160.624049287.412.388t253.8213.236285464382.9
Opponents Totals53132360.818943038.113.375t275.1193.633218408588.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Joiner6179313.0416
Pete Holohan5673413.1511
Kellen Winslow5566312.1332
Wes Chandler5270813.663t6
Eric Sievers4143810.7323
Earnest Jackson392225.7211
Bobby Duckworth2571528.688t4
Lionel James232069.0310
Jesse Bendross1621313.3290
Ron Egloff11928.4170
Buford McGee9768.4432
Wayne Morris5204.090
Chuck Muncie4389.5200
Pete Johnson273.570
Andy Gissinger133.030
Dan Fouts100.000
Team Totals401492812.388t25
Opponents Totals323430313.375t27
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Gill Byrd415739.399t2
Woodrow Lowe36120.332t1
Billy Ray Smith34113.7210
Linden King25226.0370
John Turner24321.5430
Andre Young23115.5310
Lee Williams16666.066t1
Tim Fox13636.0360
Bob Gregor11212.0120
Team Totals1949926.399t4
Opponents Totals211808.6310
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Maury Buford66277342.0600311399231435.1
Team Totals66277342.0600311399231435.1
Opponents Totals73289039.6630725212253834.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lionel James3092086.958t1
Steve Bird1044.040
Reuben Henderson1200.000
Lucious Smith1000.000
Wes Chandler0100
Team Totals33122126.458t1
Opponents Totals4353999.3270
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lionel James4395922.3550
Buford McGee1431522.5350
Ron Egloff22010.0110
Steve Bird2157.5150
Earnest Jackson11010.0100
Derrel Gofourth100.000
Team Totals63131920.9550
Opponents Totals72143720.0440
SACKSNOYDS
Keith Ferguson8.0
Fred Robinson4.5
Linden King4.0
Billy Ray Smith3.0
Woodrow Lowe3.0
Chuck Ehin2.0
Bill Elko1.5
Andre Young1.0
Lee Williams1.0
Ken Greene1.0
Mike Green1.0
Tim Fox1.0
Rick Ackerman1.0
(Team)1.0
Team Totals33.0218.0
Opponents Totals36.0285.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jesse Bendross100000
Steve Bird100000
Bobby Duckworth100000
Chuck Ehin0001100
Keith Ferguson0001100
Dan Fouts810100
Tim Fox0001100
Mike Green0001100
Ken Greene0002200
Reuben Henderson100000
Pete Holohan00112190
Earnest Jackson320200
Lionel James940400
Pete Johnson0000000
Linden King102200
Woodrow Lowe100000
Ed Luther200000
Buford McGee110100
Dennis McKnight0020200
Miles McPherson0001100
Wayne Morris0010100
Chuck Muncie100000
Eric Sievers101100
Billy Ray Smith0003300
Lucious Smith100000
Jewerl Thomas110100
John Turner0001100
Doug Wilkerson0010100
Eric Williams0001100
Kellen Winslow100000
Andre Young101100
Team Totals3521141731190
Opponents Totals34171417311
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