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1963 San Diego Chargers

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.0, Offense: 4.8, Defense: 4.2, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 399 points (28.5/g), 1st of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 255 points (18.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 144 points (10.3/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.4-3.6.

Coach: Sid Gillman (11-3-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Chuck Noll (Defensive Assistant)

Stadium: Balboa Stadium
 Training Camp: Rough Acres Ranch (Boulevard, California)


Team Info

Principal Owner Barron Hilton
Head Coach/General Manager Sid Gillman
Offensive Scheme Vertical
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 399 5145 773 6.7 36 12 14 250 202 357 2944 28 24 7.8 124 395 2201 20 5.6 112
Team Defense 255 4147 884 4.7 45 16 21 239 231 472 2679 17 29 5.3 133 378 1468 10 3.9 85
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 1 1 3 8 3 3 3 1 4 1 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 1 4 3 4 5 6 5 1 3 3 4 3 1 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 Buffalo Bills 14 10 17 370 239 131 1 19 306 190 116 4
2 Sat September 14 boxscore W 2-0 Boston Patriots 17 13 11 240 164 76 2 19 303 139 164 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs 24 10 17 294 140 154 1 12 164 137 27 4
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 3-1 @ Denver Broncos 34 50 15 412 317 95 7 24 434 229 205 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 4-1 New York Jets 24 20 22 510 223 287 3 16 266 203 63
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 5-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 38 17 18 402 255 147 17 325 247 78 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 5-2 Oakland Raiders 33 34 18 380 146 234 6 13 296 117 179 3
8 Sat November 2 boxscore W 6-2 @ New York Jets 53 7 25 528 371 157 1 15 235 196 39 4
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-2 @ Boston Patriots 7 6 12 271 239 32 2 15 291 188 103 5
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-2 @ Buffalo Bills 23 13 16 355 156 199 2 22 358 239 119 3
11 Sun December 1 boxscore W 9-2 Houston Oilers 27 0 24 349 137 212 4 14 243 141 102 5
12 Sun December 8 boxscore L 9-3 @ Oakland Raiders 27 41 17 336 291 45 3 24 406 252 154
13 Sun December 15 boxscore W 10-3 @ Houston Oilers 20 14 14 247 85 162 2 13 289 247 42 4
14 Sun December 22 boxscore W 11-3 Denver Broncos 58 20 23 451 181 270 2 16 231 154 77 6
Playoffs
Championship Sun January 5 boxscore W 12-3 Boston Patriots 51 10 21 610 292 318 1 14 261 186 75 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
18 Tobin Rote*+ 35 QB 14 14 11-3-0 170 286 59.4% 2510 20 7.0 17 5.9 85 8.8 7.5 14.8 179.3 86.7
21 John Hadl 23 14 0 28 64 43.8% 502 6 9.4 6 9.4 69 7.8 5.5 17.9 35.9 63.4 1 1
23 Paul Lowe* 27 HB 14 0 2 4 50.0% 100 1 25.0 1 25.0 71 25.0 18.8 50.0 7.1 95.8
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 24 FB/KR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
20 Gerry McDougall 28 14 0 1 1 100.0% 11 1 100.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 31.0 11.0 0.8 152.1
88 Don Norton 25 SE 7 0 1 1 100.0% 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 15.0 15.0 2.1 118.7
Team Total 25.1 14 11-3-0 202 357 56.6% 3138 28 7.8 24 6.7 85 8.8 7.3 15.5 224.1 84.0 1 1
Opp Total 14 231 472 48.9% 2976 17 3.6 29 6.1 6.3 4.26 12.9 212.6 55.5 34 297 5.3 3.4 6.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
23 Paul Lowe* 27 HB 14 0 177 1010 8 66 5.7 72.1 12.6 26 191 7.3 2 31 1.9 13.6 1201 10 7
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 24 FB/KR 14 0 128 826 5 76 6.5 59.0 9.1 24 325 13.5 3 39 1.7 23.2 1151 8 5
20 Gerry McDougall 28 14 0 38 199 1 22 5.2 14.2 2.7 10 115 11.5 0 26 0.7 8.2 314 1 1
18 Tobin Rote*+ 35 QB 14 14 24 62 2 15 2.6 4.4 1.7 62 2 2
40 Bobby Jackson 23 12 0 18 64 4 14 3.6 5.3 1.5 8 85 10.6 0 26 0.7 7.1 149 4 1
21 John Hadl 23 14 0 8 26 0 33 3.3 1.9 0.6 26 0 0
19 Lance Alworth*+ 23 FL/PR 14 0 2 14 0 21 7.0 1.0 0.1 61 1205 19.8 11 85 4.4 86.1 1219 11 0
83 Dave Kocourek* 26 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 359 15.6 5 35 1.6 25.6 359 5 0
88 Don Norton 25 SE 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 281 13.4 1 36 3.0 40.1 281 1 0
29 Jerry Robinson 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 315 17.5 2 36 1.3 22.5 315 2 0
38 Jacque MacKinnon 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 262 23.8 4 69 0.8 18.7 262 4 0
Team Total 25.1 14 395 2201 20 76 5.6 157.2 28.2 202 3138 15.5 28 85 14.4 224.1 5339 48 16
Opp Total 14 378 1468 10 3.9 104.9 27.0 231 2679 11.6 17 16.5 191.4 4147 27 21

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 24 FB/KR 14 0 7 98 0 47 14.0 17 439 0 44 25.8 1688
19 Lance Alworth*+ 23 FL/PR 14 0 11 120 0 61 10.9 10 216 0 34 21.6 1555
25 Dick Westmoreland 22 14 0 10 204 0 26 20.4 204
36 Dick Harris 26 RCB 14 0 4 43 0 23 10.8 2 34 0 27 17.0 77
23 Paul Lowe* 27 HB 14 0 5 132 0 41 26.4 1333
20 Gerry McDougall 28 14 0 3 77 0 26 25.7 391
29 Jerry Robinson 24 14 0 2 27 0 20 13.5 342
40 Bobby Jackson 23 12 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 165
84 Paul Maguire 25 P/RLB 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
78 Walt Sweeney 22 14 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Team Total 25.1 14 22 261 0 61 11.9 52 1168 0 44 22.5 6768
Opp Total 14 21 204 0 9.7 76 1714 0 22.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
39 George Blair 25 K/LS 14 0 8 5 7 6 7 4 6 2 28 17 60.7%% 48 44 91.7%%
84 Paul Maguire 25 P/RLB 14 0 58 2241 60 0 38.6
21 John Hadl 23 14 0 2 75 38 0 37.5
Team Total 25.1 14 8 5 7 6 7 4 6 2 28 17 60.7%% 48 44 91.7%% 60 2316 60 0 38.6
Opp Total 14 37 20 54.1%% 27 27 100.0%% 51 2229 43.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
36 Dick Harris 26 RCB 14 0 8 83 1 22 0
23 Paul Lowe* 27 HB 14 0 0 7 0 0 0
50 Chuck Allen* 24 MLB 14 0 5 37 0 26 0
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 24 FB/KR 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
84 Paul Maguire 25 P/RLB 14 0 4 47 0 38 0
27 Charlie McNeil 27 10 0 4 40 0 21 0
82 Bob Mitinger 23 14 0 3 26 0 18 0
56 Emil Karas* 30 LLB 14 0 2 30 0 30 0
18 Tobin Rote*+ 35 QB 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
39 George Blair 25 K/LS 14 0 1 40 0 40 0
43 Gary Glick 33 RS 6 0 1 13 0 13 0
40 Bobby Jackson 23 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Gerry McDougall 28 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
47 Bud Whitehead 24 LCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 29 316 1 40 0 0 16 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 21 21 5

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
39 George Blair 25 K/LS 14 0 44 17 95
19 Lance Alworth*+ 23 FL/PR 14 0 11 11 66
23 Paul Lowe* 27 HB 14 0 8 2 10 60
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 24 FB/KR 14 0 5 3 8 48
83 Dave Kocourek* 26 TE 14 0 5 5 1 32
40 Bobby Jackson 23 12 0 4 4 24
38 Jacque MacKinnon 25 14 0 4 4 24
29 Jerry Robinson 24 14 0 2 2 12
18 Tobin Rote*+ 35 QB 14 14 2 2 12
50 Chuck Allen* 24 MLB 14 0 1 1 6
36 Dick Harris 26 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
20 Gerry McDougall 28 14 0 1 1 6
88 Don Norton 25 SE 7 0 1 1 6
86 Earl Faison*+ 24 LDE 14 0 1 2
Team Total 25.1 14 20 28 1 1 50 2 44 17 399
Opp Total 14 10 17 1 27 20 255

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-08 BUF W, 14-10 2 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
2 1963-09-08 BUF W, 14-10 3 48 rush Paul Lowe 48 yard rush (George Blair kick)
3 1963-09-14 BOS W, 17-13 2 43 pass Lance Alworth 43 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
4 1963-09-14 BOS W, 17-13 2 71 pass Jerry Robinson 71 yard pass from Paul Lowe (George Blair kick)
5 1963-09-29 KAN W, 24-10 1 19 pass Dave Kocourek 19 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
6 1963-09-29 KAN W, 24-10 2 35 pass Dave Kocourek 35 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
7 1963-09-29 KAN W, 24-10 2 15 pass Keith Lincoln 15 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
8 1963-10-06 @ DEN L, 34-50 1 39 pass Keith Lincoln 39 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
9 1963-10-06 @ DEN L, 34-50 1 31 pass Paul Lowe 31 yard pass from Tobin Rote
10 1963-10-06 @ DEN L, 34-50 2 85 pass Lance Alworth 85 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
11 1963-10-06 @ DEN L, 34-50 4 19 pass Keith Lincoln 19 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
12 1963-10-06 @ DEN L, 34-50 4 54 pass Jacque MacKinnon 54 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
13 1963-10-13 NYJ W, 24-20 3 8 pass Dave Kocourek 8 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
14 1963-10-13 NYJ W, 24-20 3 11 pass Lance Alworth 11 yard pass from Gerry McDougall (George Blair kick)
15 1963-10-13 NYJ W, 24-20 4 7 rush Paul Lowe 7 yard rush (George Blair kick)
16 1963-10-20 @ KAN W, 38-17 3 44 pass Lance Alworth 44 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
17 1963-10-20 @ KAN W, 38-17 3 7 rush Paul Lowe 7 yard rush (George Blair kick)
18 1963-10-20 @ KAN W, 38-17 4 73 pass Lance Alworth 73 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
19 1963-10-20 @ KAN W, 38-17 4 76 rush Keith Lincoln 76 yard rush (George Blair kick)
20 1963-10-20 @ KAN W, 38-17 4 21 rush Paul Lowe 21 yard rush (George Blair kick)
21 1963-10-27 OAK L, 33-34 1 32 pass Lance Alworth 32 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
22 1963-10-27 OAK L, 33-34 2 69 pass Jacque MacKinnon 69 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
23 1963-10-27 OAK L, 33-34 3 23 interception Dick Harris 23 yard interception return
24 1963-10-27 OAK L, 33-34 4 51 rush Keith Lincoln 51 yard rush (George Blair kick)
25 1963-11-02 @ NYJ W, 53-7 1 11 pass Paul Lowe 11 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
26 1963-11-02 @ NYJ W, 53-7 2 14 pass Dave Kocourek 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
27 1963-11-02 @ NYJ W, 53-7 2 11 rush Paul Lowe 11 yard rush (George Blair kick)
28 1963-11-02 @ NYJ W, 53-7 3 28 pass Lance Alworth 28 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
29 1963-11-02 @ NYJ W, 53-7 3 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
30 1963-11-02 @ NYJ W, 53-7 4 3 rush Gerry McDougall 3 yard rush (George Blair kick)
31 1963-11-02 @ NYJ W, 53-7 4 8 pass Jerry Robinson 8 yard pass from John Hadl (two point pass successful)
32 1963-11-10 @ BOS W, 7-6 1 27 pass Lance Alworth 27 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
33 1963-11-17 @ BUF W, 23-13 1 46 rush Keith Lincoln 46 yard rush (George Blair kick)
34 1963-11-17 @ BUF W, 23-13 3 17 pass Lance Alworth 17 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
35 1963-12-01 HOU W, 27-0 1 15 rush Keith Lincoln 15 yard rush (George Blair kick)
36 1963-12-01 HOU W, 27-0 2 2 rush Paul Lowe 2 yard rush (George Blair kick)
37 1963-12-01 HOU W, 27-0 4 22 pass Lance Alworth 22 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
38 1963-12-08 @ OAK L, 27-41 1 32 pass Don Norton 32 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
39 1963-12-08 @ OAK L, 27-41 2 14 rush Bobby Jackson 14 yard rush (George Blair kick)
40 1963-12-08 @ OAK L, 27-41 2 5 pass Jacque MacKinnon 5 yard pass from Tobin Rote
41 1963-12-08 @ OAK L, 27-41 3 15 pass Lance Alworth 15 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
42 1963-12-15 @ HOU W, 20-14 2 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
43 1963-12-15 @ HOU W, 20-14 2 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
44 1963-12-22 DEN W, 58-20 1 10 rush Paul Lowe 10 yard rush (George Blair kick)
45 1963-12-22 DEN W, 58-20 2 2 rush Bobby Jackson 2 yard rush (George Blair kick)
46 1963-12-22 DEN W, 58-20 2 26 pass Dave Kocourek 26 yard pass from Tobin Rote
47 1963-12-22 DEN W, 58-20 3 66 rush Paul Lowe 66 yard rush (George Blair kick)
48 1963-12-22 DEN W, 58-20 4 29 rush Keith Lincoln 29 yard rush (George Blair kick)
49 1963-12-22 DEN W, 58-20 4 42 fumble Chuck Allen 42 yard fumble return (George Blair kick)
50 1963-12-22 DEN W, 58-20 4 6 pass Jacque MacKinnon 6 yard pass from John Hadl (two point pass successful)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-08 BUF L, 10-14 4 4 rush Fred Brown 4 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
2 1963-09-14 BOS L, 13-17 2 1 rush Tom Yewcic 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1963-09-29 KAN L, 10-24 4 2 pass Fred Arbanas 2 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
4 1963-10-06 @ DEN W, 50-34 2 12 pass Gene Prebola 12 yard pass from John McCormick (Gene Mingo kick)
5 1963-10-06 @ DEN W, 50-34 2 24 pass Lionel Taylor 24 yard pass from John McCormick (Gene Mingo kick)
6 1963-10-06 @ DEN W, 50-34 4 49 pass Lionel Taylor 49 yard pass from John McCormick (Gene Mingo kick)
7 1963-10-06 @ DEN W, 50-34 4 39 rush Donnie Stone 39 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
8 1963-10-06 @ DEN W, 50-34 4 43 interception Goose Gonsoulin 43 yard interception return (Gene Mingo kick)
9 1963-10-13 NYJ L, 20-24 1 51 pass Bake Turner 51 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
10 1963-10-13 NYJ L, 20-24 3 2 rush Mark Smolinski 2 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
11 1963-10-20 @ KAN L, 17-38 2 73 pass Abner Haynes 73 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
12 1963-10-20 @ KAN L, 17-38 4 7 pass Fred Arbanas 7 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
13 1963-10-27 OAK W, 34-33 1 20 pass Art Powell 20 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
14 1963-10-27 OAK W, 34-33 2 5 pass Alan Miller 5 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
15 1963-10-27 OAK W, 34-33 3 39 pass Dobie Craig 39 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
16 1963-10-27 OAK W, 34-33 4 46 pass Art Powell 46 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
17 1963-10-27 OAK W, 34-33 4 9 pass Glenn Shaw 9 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (run failed)
18 1963-11-02 @ NYJ L, 7-53 4 4 rush Dick Wood 4 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
19 1963-11-17 @ BUF L, 13-23 1 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
20 1963-12-08 @ OAK W, 41-27 2 44 pass Art Powell 44 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1963-12-08 @ OAK W, 41-27 4 10 pass Art Powell 10 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
22 1963-12-08 @ OAK W, 41-27 4 9 rush Cotton Davidson 9 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
23 1963-12-08 @ OAK W, 41-27 4 41 pass Art Powell 41 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1963-12-08 @ OAK W, 41-27 4 2 rush Alan Miller 2 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1963-12-15 @ HOU L, 14-20 2 24 pass Willard Dewveall 24 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
26 1963-12-15 @ HOU L, 14-20 4 1 rush Bo Dickinson 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
27 1963-12-22 DEN L, 20-58 1 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
28 1963-12-22 DEN L, 20-58 2 10 pass Donnie Stone 10 yard pass from Don Breaux (Gene Mingo kick)