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1964 San Diego Chargers

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8-5-1, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1964 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 1.7, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 341 points (24.4/g), 4th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 300 points (21.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 41 points (2.9/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.1-5.9.

Coach: Sid Gillman (8-5-1)
 Other Notable Asst.: Chuck Noll (Defensive Assistant)

Stadium: Balboa Stadium
 Training Camp: TraveLodge (Escondido, 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 341 4664 859 5.4 46 16 13 254 224 445 3142 28 30 6.7 156 392 1522 14 3.9 85
Team Defense 300 4040 921 4.4 45 15 19 248 240 484 2518 22 30 4.8 147 399 1522 10 3.8 82
Lg Rank Offense 4 5 6 5 4 6 5 3 4 2 3 3 2 5
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 4 4 5 6 1 2 4 1 5 4 3 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 12 boxscore W 1-0 Houston Oilers 27 21 22 328 235 93 1 28 361 240 121 1
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-1 Boston Patriots 28 33 13 278 194 84 5 18 213 97 116 2
3 Sat September 26 boxscore L 1-2 @ Buffalo Bills 3 30 15 248 120 128 3 14 272 163 109 2
3 Sat October 3 boxscore T 1-2-1 @ New York Jets 17 17 17 293 205 88 4 14 320 273 47 2
5 Fri October 9 boxscore W 2-2-1 @ Boston Patriots 26 17 21 375 252 123 3 18 261 156 105 5
6 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-2-1 Denver Broncos 42 14 26 486 214 272 1 14 186 79 107 2
7 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-2-1 @ Houston Oilers 20 17 20 345 243 102 2 22 398 304 94 2
8 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-2-1 Oakland Raiders 31 17 20 430 331 99 4 18 331 270 61 7
9 Sun November 8 boxscore W 6-2-1 @ Denver Broncos 31 20 19 197 127 70 3 13 279 158 121 5
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 7-2-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 28 14 12 333 238 95 1 19 221 149 72 5
11 Thu November 26 boxscore L 7-3-1 Buffalo Bills 24 27 11 334 282 52 7 18 273 133 140 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-3-1 New York Jets 38 3 23 466 322 144 2 9 113 77 36 4
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 8-4-1 Kansas City Chiefs 6 49 13 184 110 74 6 22 391 213 178 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 8-5-1 @ Oakland Raiders 20 21 18 364 255 109 3 22 421 206 215 4
Playoffs
Championship Sat December 26 boxscore L 8-6-1 @ Buffalo Bills 7 20 15 259 135 124 3 21 387 168 219

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
21 John Hadl* 24 P/QB 14 8 6-3-0 147 274 53.6% 2157 18 6.6 15 5.5 76 7.9 6.7 14.7 154.1 78.7
18 Tobin Rote 36 qb 14 6 2-2-1 74 163 45.4% 1156 9 5.5 15 9.2 82 7.1 4.1 15.6 82.6 49.5 1 1
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 25 FB/K 14 0 2 4 50.0% 61 1 25.0 0 0.0 53 15.3 20.3 30.5 4.4 135.4
23 Paul Lowe 28 HB 14 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
19 Lance Alworth*+ 24 FL/PR 12 0 1 1 100.0% -11 0 0.0 0 0.0 -11 -11.0 -11.0 -11.0 -0.9 79.2
24 Keith Kinderman 24 8 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.8 14 8-5-1 224 445 50.3% 3363 28 6.3 30 6.7 82 7.6 5.8 15.0 240.2 68.4 1 1
Opp Total 14 240 484 49.6% 2926 22 4.5 30 6.2 6.0 4.17 12.2 209.0 57.9 38 408 4.8 3.1 7.3

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
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 25 FB/K 14 0 155 632 4 25 4.1 45.1 11.1 34 302 8.9 2 37 2.4 21.6 934 6 1
23 Paul Lowe 28 HB 14 0 130 496 3 50 3.8 35.4 9.3 14 182 13.0 2 41 1.0 13.0 678 5 2
38 Jacque MacKinnon 26 14 0 24 124 2 48 5.2 8.9 1.7 10 177 17.7 0 37 0.7 12.6 301 2 0
24 Keith Kinderman 24 8 0 24 111 0 22 4.6 13.9 3.0 3 21 7.0 0 18 0.4 2.6 132 0 0
20 Gerry McDougall 29 7 0 23 73 2 24 3.2 10.4 3.3 8 106 13.3 0 24 1.1 15.1 179 2 2
21 John Hadl* 24 P/QB 14 8 20 70 1 20 3.5 5.0 1.4 70 1 6
18 Tobin Rote 36 qb 14 6 10 -12 0 9 -1.2 -0.9 0.7 1 -11 -11.0 0 -11 0.1 -0.8 -23 0 6
19 Lance Alworth*+ 24 FL/PR 12 0 3 60 2 35 20.0 5.0 0.3 61 1235 20.2 13 82 5.1 102.9 1295 15 3
29 Jerry Robinson 25 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.7 0.1 10 93 9.3 0 21 0.7 6.6 103 0 3
88 Don Norton 26 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 669 13.7 6 58 3.5 47.8 669 6 1
83 Dave Kocourek* 27 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 593 18.0 5 49 2.4 42.4 593 5 0
47 Bud Whitehead 25 RS 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 -4 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 390 1564 14 50 4.0 111.7 27.9 224 3363 15.0 28 82 16.0 240.2 4927 42 32
Opp Total 14 399 1522 10 3.8 108.7 28.5 240 2518 10.5 22 17.1 179.9 4040 32 32

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
25 Dick Westmoreland 23 KR/LCB 14 0 2 10 0 6 5.0 18 360 0 43 20.0 370
19 Lance Alworth*+ 24 FL/PR 12 0 18 189 0 43 10.5 1484
49 Jimmy Warren 25 RCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 13 353 0 54 27.2 353
45 Speedy Duncan 22 5 0 4 19 0 9 4.8 9 318 0 91 35.3 337
29 Jerry Robinson 25 14 0 7 41 0 24 5.9 3 70 0 26 23.3 214
33 Kenny Graham 23 LS 14 0 2 24 0 17 12.0 7 172 0 34 24.6 196
89 Ron Carpenter 23 LLB 12 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
88 Don Norton 26 SE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 669
75 Ernie Wright 25 LT 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 34 283 0 43 8.3 53 1288 0 91 24.3 6498
Opp Total 14 33 416 1 12.6 66 1564 0 23.7

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
21 John Hadl* 24 P/QB 14 8 62 2447 71 0 39.5
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 25 FB/K 14 0 3 2 3 1 2 1 4 1 12 5 41.7%% 17 16 94.1%%
35 Herb Travenio 31 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 5 2 40.0%% 12 10 83.3%%
3 Ben Agajanian 45 k 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 50.0%% 8 8 100.0%%
39 George Blair 26 4 0 2 2 1 2 1 5 3 60.0%% 6 5 83.3%%
47 Bud Whitehead 25 RS 12 0 1 30 30 0 30.0
Team Total 25.8 14 8 7 5 1 5 3 7 1 1 26 12 46.2%% 43 39 90.7%% 63 2477 71 0 39.3
Opp Total 14 32 14 43.8%% 33 32 97.0%% 62 2666 43.0

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
25 Dick Westmoreland 23 KR/LCB 14 0 6 51 0 38 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 John Hadl* 24 P/QB 14 8 0 6 0 0 0
18 Tobin Rote 36 qb 14 6 0 6 0 0 0
50 Chuck Allen* 25 RLB 14 0 4 75 0 33 0
45 Speedy Duncan 22 5 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
33 Kenny Graham 23 LS 14 0 4 24 0 9 0
19 Lance Alworth*+ 24 FL/PR 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
36 Dick Harris 27 6 0 3 82 0 44 0
29 Jerry Robinson 25 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
49 Jimmy Warren 25 RCB 14 0 2 28 0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0
47 Bud Whitehead 25 RS 12 0 3 43 0 33 0
65 Sam Gruneisen 23 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
23 Paul Lowe 28 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
20 Gerry McDougall 29 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
27 Charlie McNeil 28 6 0 2 30 0 17 0
55 Frank Buncom* 25 MLB 14 14 1 11 0 11 0
89 Ron Carpenter 23 LLB 12 0 1 29 0 29 0
86 Earl Faison*+ 25 LDE 14 0 1 42 1 42 0
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 25 FB/K 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Don Norton 26 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Bob Petrich 23 RDE 14 0 1 11 0 11 0
76 Henry Schmidt 29 14 0 1 58 1 58 0
Team Total 25.8 14 30 487 2 58 0 0 32 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 22 32 17 2

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
19 Lance Alworth*+ 24 FL/PR 12 0 2 13 15 90
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 25 FB/K 14 0 4 2 6 16 5 67
88 Don Norton 26 SE 14 0 6 6 36
83 Dave Kocourek* 27 TE 14 0 5 5 30
23 Paul Lowe 28 HB 14 0 3 2 5 30
35 Herb Travenio 31 3 0 10 2 16
3 Ben Agajanian 45 k 3 0 8 2 14
39 George Blair 26 4 0 5 3 14
20 Gerry McDougall 29 7 0 2 2 1 14
38 Jacque MacKinnon 26 14 0 2 2 12
86 Earl Faison*+ 25 LDE 14 0 1 1 6
21 John Hadl* 24 P/QB 14 8 1 1 6
76 Henry Schmidt 29 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 14 14 28 2 44 1 39 12 341
Opp Total 14 10 22 1 2 1 32 14 2 300

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-12 HOU W, 27-21 1 1 pass Dave Kocourek 1 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
2 1964-09-12 HOU W, 27-21 3 2 rush Gerry McDougall 2 yard rush (George Blair kick)
3 1964-09-12 HOU W, 27-21 3 19 pass Don Norton 19 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
4 1964-09-12 HOU W, 27-21 4 27 pass Lance Alworth 27 yard pass from Tobin Rote
5 1964-09-20 BOS L, 28-33 2 8 pass Lance Alworth 8 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
6 1964-09-20 BOS L, 28-33 4 1 rush Gerry McDougall 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
7 1964-09-20 BOS L, 28-33 4 15 pass Don Norton 15 yard pass from John Hadl (two point pass successful)
8 1964-10-03 @ NYJ T, 17-17 2 30 pass Dave Kocourek 30 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Keith Lincoln kick)
9 1964-10-03 @ NYJ T, 17-17 4 17 pass Paul Lowe 17 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Keith Lincoln kick)
10 1964-10-09 @ BOS W, 26-17 2 27 pass Lance Alworth 27 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
11 1964-10-09 @ BOS W, 26-17 3 15 pass Don Norton 15 yard pass from John Hadl
12 1964-10-09 @ BOS W, 26-17 3 12 pass Lance Alworth 12 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
13 1964-10-18 DEN W, 42-14 1 5 rush Keith Lincoln 5 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
14 1964-10-18 DEN W, 42-14 2 4 pass Lance Alworth 4 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
15 1964-10-18 DEN W, 42-14 2 2 rush Keith Lincoln 2 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
16 1964-10-18 DEN W, 42-14 3 46 pass Dave Kocourek 46 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
17 1964-10-18 DEN W, 42-14 3 18 rush John Hadl 18 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
18 1964-10-18 DEN W, 42-14 4 1 rush Jacque MacKinnon 1 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
19 1964-10-25 @ HOU W, 20-17 2 12 pass Dave Kocourek 12 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
20 1964-10-25 @ HOU W, 20-17 2 35 rush Lance Alworth 35 yard rush
21 1964-10-25 @ HOU W, 20-17 2 58 interception Henry Schmidt 58 yard interception return (Herb Travenio kick)
22 1964-11-01 OAK W, 31-17 1 76 pass Lance Alworth 76 yard pass from John Hadl (Ben Agajanian kick)
23 1964-11-01 OAK W, 31-17 1 9 rush Keith Lincoln 9 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1964-11-01 OAK W, 31-17 4 12 rush Keith Lincoln 12 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1964-11-01 OAK W, 31-17 4 47 pass Lance Alworth 47 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Ben Agajanian kick)
26 1964-11-08 @ DEN W, 31-20 1 5 pass Lance Alworth 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1964-11-08 @ DEN W, 31-20 3 20 pass Don Norton 20 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Ben Agajanian kick)
28 1964-11-08 @ DEN W, 31-20 4 2 pass Keith Lincoln 2 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Ben Agajanian kick)
29 1964-11-08 @ DEN W, 31-20 4 7 rush Jacque MacKinnon 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
30 1964-11-15 @ KAN W, 28-14 2 50 rush Paul Lowe 50 yard rush (Keith Lincoln kick)
31 1964-11-15 @ KAN W, 28-14 2 38 pass Dave Kocourek 38 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
32 1964-11-15 @ KAN W, 28-14 2 47 pass Lance Alworth 47 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
33 1964-11-15 @ KAN W, 28-14 2 19 rush Lance Alworth 19 yard rush (Keith Lincoln kick)
34 1964-11-26 BUF L, 24-27 1 63 pass Lance Alworth 63 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
35 1964-11-26 BUF L, 24-27 3 17 pass Don Norton 17 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
36 1964-11-26 BUF L, 24-27 4 53 pass Lance Alworth 53 yard pass from Keith Lincoln (Keith Lincoln kick)
37 1964-12-06 NYJ W, 38-3 1 8 pass Don Norton 8 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
38 1964-12-06 NYJ W, 38-3 2 1 rush Paul Lowe 1 yard rush (Keith Lincoln kick)
39 1964-12-06 NYJ W, 38-3 2 5 pass Keith Lincoln 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
40 1964-12-06 NYJ W, 38-3 3 42 interception Earl Faison 42 yard interception return (Keith Lincoln kick)
41 1964-12-06 NYJ W, 38-3 4 82 pass Lance Alworth 82 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Keith Lincoln kick)
42 1964-12-13 KAN L, 6-49 3 4 pass Lance Alworth 4 yard pass from John Hadl
43 1964-12-20 @ OAK L, 20-21 2 41 pass Paul Lowe 41 yard pass from John Hadl (Keith Lincoln kick)
44 1964-12-20 @ OAK L, 20-21 3 28 rush Paul Lowe 28 yard rush (Keith Lincoln kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-12 HOU L, 21-27 2 2 pass Willie Frazier 2 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
2 1964-09-12 HOU L, 21-27 3 5 pass Bob McLeod 5 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
3 1964-09-12 HOU L, 21-27 4 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
4 1964-09-20 BOS W, 33-28 1 17 pass Gino Cappelletti 17 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1964-09-20 BOS W, 33-28 3 17 pass Art Graham 17 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
6 1964-09-20 BOS W, 33-28 4 13 pass Larry Garron 13 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
7 1964-09-26 @ BUF W, 30-3 1 85 interception Butch Byrd 85 yard interception return (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1964-09-26 @ BUF W, 30-3 2 53 punt Hagood Clarke 53 yard punt return (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1964-09-26 @ BUF W, 30-3 4 2 rush Joe Auer 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1964-09-26 @ BUF W, 30-3 4 40 pass Elbert Dubenion 40 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica
11 1964-10-03 @ NYJ T, 17-17 3 23 pass Bake Turner 23 yard pass from Dick Wood (Jim Turner kick)
12 1964-10-03 @ NYJ T, 17-17 4 68 pass Don Maynard 68 yard pass from Dick Wood (Jim Turner kick)
13 1964-10-09 @ BOS L, 17-26 3 1 rush Larry Garron 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
14 1964-10-09 @ BOS L, 17-26 4 9 pass Larry Garron 9 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1964-10-18 DEN L, 14-42 1 11 pass Bob Scarpitto 11 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
16 1964-10-18 DEN L, 14-42 4 8 pass Bob Scarpitto 8 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
17 1964-10-25 @ HOU L, 17-20 1 8 pass Charley Hennigan 8 yard pass from Sid Blanks (George Blanda kick)
18 1964-10-25 @ HOU L, 17-20 2 21 pass Charley Hennigan 21 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1964-11-01 OAK L, 17-31 2 14 pass Art Powell 14 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1964-11-01 OAK L, 17-31 4 41 pass Jan Barrett 41 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1964-11-08 @ DEN L, 20-31 2 8 rush Jacky Lee 8 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
22 1964-11-08 @ DEN L, 20-31 3 0 fumble Jim McMillin 0 yard fumble return (two point run successful)
23 1964-11-15 @ KAN L, 14-28 2 0 fumble Abner Haynes 0 yard fumble return (Tommy Brooker kick)
24 1964-11-15 @ KAN L, 14-28 4 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
25 1964-11-26 BUF W, 27-24 2 1 rush Joe Auer 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
26 1964-11-26 BUF W, 27-24 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1964-11-26 BUF W, 27-24 4 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (two point run successful)
28 1964-12-13 KAN W, 49-6 1 64 pass Frank Jackson 64 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point pass successful)
29 1964-12-13 KAN W, 49-6 2 5 pass Frank Jackson 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
30 1964-12-13 KAN W, 49-6 2 21 pass Frank Jackson 21 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
31 1964-12-13 KAN W, 49-6 3 20 pass Frank Jackson 20 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
32 1964-12-13 KAN W, 49-6 4 1 rush Bert Coan 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
33 1964-12-13 KAN W, 49-6 4 37 rush Bert Coan 37 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
34 1964-12-20 @ OAK W, 21-20 2 26 pass Art Powell 26 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
35 1964-12-20 @ OAK W, 21-20 2 10 pass Gene Mingo 10 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
36 1964-12-20 @ OAK W, 21-20 4 13 pass Billy Cannon 13 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)