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1964 San Diego Chargers

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8-5-1, 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
Pts 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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 Yds 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(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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. 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