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1966 San Diego Chargers

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7-6-1, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.1, Offense: 1.7, Defense: 2.4, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (23.9/g), 3rd of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 284 points (20.3/g), 4th.
 Differential of 51 points (3.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.4-5.6.

Coach: Sid Gillman (7-6-1)

Stadium: Balboa Stadium
 Training Camp: TraveLodge (Escondido, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Eugene Klein
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 335 4553 827 5.5 22 7 16 230 224 434 3016 29 15 6.5 137 361 1537 9 4.3 77
Team Defense 284 4558 905 5.0 35 8 17 260 170 382 2155 13 27 5.3 116 497 2403 19 4.8 127
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 1 1 6 6 3 2 1 4 9 4 7 2
Lg Rank Defense 4 7 6 7 9 1 2 1 4 3 9 9 9 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W 1-0 Buffalo Bills 27 7 15 290 153 137 15 267 150 117 3
2 Sat September 10 boxscore W 2-0 Boston Patriots 24 0 12 279 141 138 15 252 122 130 4
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-0 @ Oakland Raiders 29 20 12 276 143 133 2 18 262 153 109 4
4 Sun October 2 boxscore W 4-0 Miami Dolphins 44 10 14 361 321 40 2 16 276 89 187 2
5 Sat October 8 boxscore L 4-1 @ New York Jets 16 17 23 445 350 95 1 12 248 129 119 3
7 Sun October 16 boxscore T 4-1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 17 17 12 219 169 50 22 320 107 213 2
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 4-2-1 @ Boston Patriots 17 35 16 329 289 40 3 22 414 242 172 4
8 Sun October 30 boxscore W 5-2-1 Denver Broncos 24 17 21 334 180 154 2 15 280 155 125
9 Sun November 6 boxscore L 5-3-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 14 24 14 287 203 84 2 24 302 143 159 2
10 Sun November 13 boxscore L 5-4-1 Oakland Raiders 19 41 16 318 167 151 2 20 477 258 219
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 5-5-1 @ Denver Broncos 17 20 16 286 200 86 2 16 343 173 170 3
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 6-5-1 @ Houston Oilers 28 22 15 378 302 76 3 23 395 152 243 2
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 7-5-1 New York Jets 42 27 25 425 203 222 1 20 335 189 146 4
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 7-6-1 Kansas City Chiefs 17 27 19 326 195 131 2 22 387 93 294 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
21 John Hadl 26 QB 14 12 7-4-1 200 375 53.3% 2846 23 6.1 14 3.7 78 7.6 7.1 14.2 203.3 83.0 1 1
13 Steve Tensi 24 qb 14 2 0-2-0 21 52 40.4% 405 5 9.6 1 1.9 63 7.8 8.8 19.3 28.9 92.2
22 Keith Lincoln 27 14 0 2 4 50.0% 71 1 25.0 0 0.0 36 17.8 22.8 35.5 5.1 135.4
23 Paul Lowe 30 HB 14 0 1 3 33.3% 25 0 0.0 0 0.0 25 8.3 8.3 25.0 1.8 64.6
Team Total 25.2 14 7-6-1 224 434 51.6% 3347 29 6.7 15 3.5 78 7.7 7.5 14.9 239.1 85.1 1 1
Opp Total 14 170 382 44.5% 2386 13 3.4 27 7.1 6.2 3.75 14.0 170.4 47.1 26 231 5.3 2.9 6.4

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 30 HB 14 0 146 643 3 57 4.4 45.9 10.4 12 41 3.4 0 11 0.9 2.9 684 3 3
37 Gene Foster 24 FB 14 0 81 352 1 37 4.3 25.1 5.8 26 260 10.0 2 63 1.9 18.6 612 3 2
22 Keith Lincoln 27 14 0 58 214 1 23 3.7 15.3 4.1 14 264 18.9 2 67 1.0 18.9 478 3 1
21 John Hadl 26 QB 14 12 38 95 2 21 2.5 6.8 2.7 2 -13 -6.5 0 4 0.1 -0.9 82 2 4
32 Jim Allison 23 14 0 31 213 2 61 6.9 15.2 2.2 12 99 8.3 0 20 0.9 7.1 312 2 1
19 Lance Alworth*+ 26 FL 13 0 3 10 0 4 3.3 0.8 0.2 73 1383 18.9 13 78 5.6 106.4 1393 13 0
66 Rick Redman 23 MLB/P 14 0 2 14 0 32 7.0 1.0 0.1 14 0 0
27 Gary Garrison 22 SE 14 12 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 46 642 14.0 4 36 3.3 45.9 639 4 0
13 Steve Tensi 24 qb 14 2 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 1
38 Jacque MacKinnon* 28 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 477 18.3 6 46 1.9 34.1 477 6 0
83 Willie Frazier 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 144 16.0 2 30 0.6 10.3 144 2 0
88 Don Norton 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 50 12.5 0 18 0.3 3.6 50 0 0
Team Total 25.2 14 361 1537 9 61 4.3 109.8 25.8 224 3347 14.9 29 78 16.0 239.1 4884 38 17
Opp Total 14 497 2403 19 4.8 171.6 35.5 170 2155 12.7 13 12.1 153.9 4558 32 17

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
45 Speedy Duncan* 24 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 18 238 1 81 13.2 25 642 0 50 25.7 880
81 Dave Plump 24 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 15 345 0 35 23.0 349
23 Paul Lowe 30 HB 14 0 7 167 0 54 23.9 851
40 Joe Beauchamp 22 8 0 4 64 0 25 16.0 64
20 Miller Farr 23 LCB 14 0 2 54 0 35 27.0 54
33 Kenny Graham+ 25 LS 13 0 2 15 0 12 7.5 15
65 Sam Gruneisen 25 C 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
41 Nat Whitmyer 26 db 14 2 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 25.2 14 21 257 1 81 12.2 55 1282 0 54 23.3 6423
Opp Total 14 16 84 0 5.3 66 1387 0 21.0

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 Dick Van Raaphorst* 24 K 14 0 8 7 8 3 7 4 7 2 1 31 16 51.6%% 40 39 97.5%%
66 Rick Redman 23 MLB/P 14 0 66 2442 54 0 37.0
Team Total 25.2 14 8 7 8 3 7 4 7 2 1 31 16 51.6%% 40 39 97.5%% 66 2442 54 0 37.0
Opp Total 14 31 17 54.8%% 32 31 96.9%% 52 2236 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
45 Speedy Duncan* 24 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 7 67 0 31 0 0 3 0 0 0
33 Kenny Graham+ 25 LS 13 0 5 70 1 32 0
21 John Hadl 26 QB 14 12 0 4 0 0 0
40 Joe Beauchamp 22 8 0 2 24 0 21 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Miller Farr 23 LCB 14 0 3 68 0 35 0
23 Paul Lowe 30 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
37 Gene Foster 24 FB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
66 Rick Redman 23 MLB/P 14 0 2 7 0 7 0
47 Bud Whitehead 27 RS 14 0 2 89 0 61 0
50 Chuck Allen 27 5 0 1 8 0 8 0
32 Jim Allison 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 Dick Degen 24 LLB 10 0 1 7 0 7 0
87 Howard Kindig 25 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
22 Keith Lincoln 27 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Archie Matsos 32 9 0 1 6 0 6 0
61 John Milks 23 3 0 1 13 0 13 0
81 Dave Plump 24 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 Steve Tensi 24 qb 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
43 Jim Tolbert 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.2 14 27 359 1 61 0 0 17 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 32 17 9 1

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 Dick Van Raaphorst* 24 K 14 0 39 16 87
19 Lance Alworth*+ 26 FL 13 0 13 13 78
38 Jacque MacKinnon* 28 TE 14 14 6 6 36
27 Gary Garrison 22 SE 14 12 4 4 24
37 Gene Foster 24 FB 14 0 1 2 3 18
22 Keith Lincoln 27 14 0 1 2 3 18
23 Paul Lowe 30 HB 14 0 3 3 18
32 Jim Allison 23 14 0 2 2 12
83 Willie Frazier 24 14 0 2 2 12
21 John Hadl 26 QB 14 12 2 2 12
45 Speedy Duncan* 24 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 1 1 6
33 Kenny Graham+ 25 LS 13 0 1 1 6
66 Rick Redman 23 MLB/P 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 14 9 29 1 1 1 41 39 16 1 333
Opp Total 14 19 13 31 17 1 284

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-04 BUF W, 27-7 2 7 pass Lance Alworth 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
2 1966-09-04 BUF W, 27-7 4 3 pass Jacque MacKinnon 3 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
3 1966-09-04 BUF W, 27-7 4 81 punt Speedy Duncan 81 yard punt return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
4 1966-09-10 BOS W, 24-0 2 32 interception Kenny Graham 32 yard interception return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
5 1966-09-10 BOS W, 24-0 2 5 pass Lance Alworth 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
6 1966-09-10 BOS W, 24-0 4 61 rush Jim Allison 61 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
7 1966-09-25 @ OAK W, 29-20 2 1 rush John Hadl 1 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
8 1966-09-25 @ OAK W, 29-20 3 19 pass Jacque MacKinnon 19 yard pass from John Hadl (Rick Redman kick)
9 1966-09-25 @ OAK W, 29-20 4 8 rush Gene Foster 8 yard rush (Rick Redman kick)
10 1966-10-02 MIA W, 44-10 2 58 fumble Rick Redman 58 yard fumble return
11 1966-10-02 MIA W, 44-10 3 25 pass Gene Foster 25 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
12 1966-10-02 MIA W, 44-10 4 44 pass Lance Alworth 44 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
13 1966-10-02 MIA W, 44-10 4 63 pass Gene Foster 63 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
14 1966-10-02 MIA W, 44-10 4 36 pass Lance Alworth 36 yard pass from Keith Lincoln (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
15 1966-10-02 MIA W, 44-10 4 30 pass Willie Frazier 30 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
16 1966-10-08 @ NYJ L, 16-17 4 67 pass Keith Lincoln 67 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
17 1966-10-16 @ BUF T, 17-17 1 6 pass Willie Frazier 6 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
18 1966-10-16 @ BUF T, 17-17 2 21 pass Keith Lincoln 21 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
19 1966-10-23 @ BOS L, 17-35 1 43 pass Lance Alworth 43 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
20 1966-10-23 @ BOS L, 17-35 3 66 pass Lance Alworth 66 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
21 1966-10-30 DEN W, 24-17 1 5 rush Keith Lincoln 5 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
22 1966-10-30 DEN W, 24-17 2 1 pass Gary Garrison 1 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
23 1966-10-30 DEN W, 24-17 2 1 pass Jacque MacKinnon 1 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
24 1966-11-06 @ KAN L, 14-24 1 46 pass Lance Alworth 46 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
25 1966-11-06 @ KAN L, 14-24 3 7 pass Lance Alworth 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
26 1966-11-13 OAK L, 19-41 1 2 pass Gary Garrison 2 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
27 1966-11-13 OAK L, 19-41 4 34 pass Jacque MacKinnon 34 yard pass from Steve Tensi (pass failed)
28 1966-11-27 @ DEN L, 17-20 4 26 pass Lance Alworth 26 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
29 1966-11-27 @ DEN L, 17-20 4 7 pass Lance Alworth 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
30 1966-12-04 @ HOU W, 28-22 1 78 pass Lance Alworth 78 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
31 1966-12-04 @ HOU W, 28-22 2 51 pass Lance Alworth 51 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
32 1966-12-04 @ HOU W, 28-22 4 24 pass Gary Garrison 24 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
33 1966-12-04 @ HOU W, 28-22 4 12 pass Jacque MacKinnon 12 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
34 1966-12-11 NYJ W, 42-27 2 8 pass Gary Garrison 8 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
35 1966-12-11 NYJ W, 42-27 2 9 rush Jim Allison 9 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
36 1966-12-11 NYJ W, 42-27 3 1 rush Paul Lowe 1 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
37 1966-12-11 NYJ W, 42-27 3 11 rush John Hadl 11 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
38 1966-12-11 NYJ W, 42-27 4 3 pass Jacque MacKinnon 3 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
39 1966-12-11 NYJ W, 42-27 4 9 rush Paul Lowe 9 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
40 1966-12-18 KAN L, 17-27 2 38 pass Lance Alworth 38 yard pass from John Hadl (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
41 1966-12-18 KAN L, 17-27 3 6 rush Paul Lowe 6 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-04 BUF L, 7-27 4 2 rush Bobby Burnett 2 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
2 1966-09-25 @ OAK L, 20-29 3 1 rush Clem Daniels 1 yard rush (Mike Eischeid kick)
3 1966-09-25 @ OAK L, 20-29 4 8 pass Fred Biletnikoff 8 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
4 1966-10-02 MIA L, 10-44 2 20 pass Karl Noonan 20 yard pass from Dick Wood (Gene Mingo kick)
5 1966-10-08 @ NYJ W, 17-16 1 27 pass Matt Snell 27 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1966-10-08 @ NYJ W, 17-16 4 8 rush Emerson Boozer 8 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
7 1966-10-16 @ BUF T, 17-17 3 3 pass Bobby Burnett 3 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Booth Lusteg kick)
8 1966-10-16 @ BUF T, 17-17 4 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
9 1966-10-23 @ BOS W, 35-17 2 53 pass Larry Garron 53 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
10 1966-10-23 @ BOS W, 35-17 2 15 pass Gino Cappelletti 15 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
11 1966-10-23 @ BOS W, 35-17 3 53 pass Larry Garron 53 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
12 1966-10-23 @ BOS W, 35-17 4 2 rush Larry Garron 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
13 1966-10-23 @ BOS W, 35-17 4 2 rush Jim Nance 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
14 1966-10-30 DEN L, 17-24 1 2 rush Max Choboian 2 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
15 1966-10-30 DEN L, 17-24 2 63 rush Bob Scarpitto 63 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
16 1966-11-06 @ KAN W, 24-14 1 1 rush Bert Coan 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
17 1966-11-06 @ KAN W, 24-14 2 47 pass Otis Taylor 47 yard pass from Len Dawson (Mike Mercer kick)
18 1966-11-06 @ KAN W, 24-14 2 10 pass Chris Burford 10 yard pass from Len Dawson (Mike Mercer kick)
19 1966-11-13 OAK W, 41-19 1 8 pass Art Powell 8 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
20 1966-11-13 OAK W, 41-19 2 1 pass Art Powell 1 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
21 1966-11-13 OAK W, 41-19 2 3 rush Hewritt Dixon 3 yard rush (Mike Eischeid kick)
22 1966-11-13 OAK W, 41-19 2 2 pass Clem Daniels 2 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Eischeid kick)
23 1966-11-13 OAK W, 41-19 3 2 rush Hewritt Dixon 2 yard rush (Mike Eischeid kick)
24 1966-11-27 @ DEN W, 20-17 4 86 blocked field goal John Bramlett 86 yard blocked field goal return (Gary Kroner kick)
25 1966-11-27 @ DEN W, 20-17 4 56 rush Wendell Hayes 56 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
26 1966-12-04 @ HOU L, 22-28 2 1 rush John Henry Johnson 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
27 1966-12-04 @ HOU L, 22-28 3 1 rush Don Trull 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
28 1966-12-11 NYJ L, 27-42 1 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush
29 1966-12-11 NYJ L, 27-42 3 53 pass Pete Lammons 53 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
30 1966-12-11 NYJ L, 27-42 4 3 rush Bill Mathis 3 yard rush (two point run successful)
31 1966-12-18 KAN W, 27-17 1 1 rush Curtis McClinton 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
32 1966-12-18 KAN W, 27-17 1 15 rush Bert Coan 15 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
33 1966-12-18 KAN W, 27-17 4 4 rush Mike Garrett 4 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)