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1968 San Diego Chargers

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9-5-0, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.2, Offense: 5.8, Defense: 0.4, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 382 points (27.3/g), 3rd of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 310 points (22.1/g), 5th.
 Differential of 72 points (5.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-5.3.

Coach: Sid Gillman (9-5-0)

Stadium: San Diego 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 382 5388 918 5.9 45 12 13 270 225 472 3623 29 33 7.4 164 428 1765 12 4.1 93
Team Defense 310 4333 893 4.9 35 15 17 225 217 430 2692 20 20 5.9 118 439 1641 13 3.7 90
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 9 4 2 1 1 2 9 3 5 5 6 4
Lg Rank Defense 5 6 6 3 6 8 7 6 7 7 3 3 5 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 6 boxscore W 1-0 Cincinnati Bengals 29 13 27 554 325 229 2 13 226 104 122 2
2 Sat September 21 boxscore W 2-0 Houston Oilers 30 14 20 347 250 97 3 19 285 161 124 3
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 31 10 18 302 201 101 1 14 195 129 66 2
4 Sat October 5 boxscore L 3-1 @ New York Jets 20 23 15 347 319 28 4 19 302 220 82
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 4-1 @ Oakland Raiders 23 14 20 384 214 170 1 11 260 215 45 5
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 5-1 Denver Broncos 55 24 20 581 370 211 1 26 476 295 181 5
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 5-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 27 22 395 297 98 4 15 374 180 194 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-2 Miami Dolphins 34 28 28 479 240 239 2 19 352 238 114 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-2 @ Boston Patriots 27 17 11 319 175 144 4 11 228 107 121 4
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-2 @ Buffalo Bills 21 6 15 282 206 76 5 7 151 61 90 1
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 8-3 New York Jets 15 37 12 235 190 45 4 22 510 368 142 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 9-3 @ Denver Broncos 47 23 27 496 335 161 1 15 287 177 110 2
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 9-4 Kansas City Chiefs 3 40 17 211 136 75 7 20 371 188 183 4
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 9-5 Oakland Raiders 27 34 18 456 365 91 6 14 316 249 67 4

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* 28 QB 14 14 9-5-0 208 440 47.3% 3473 27 6.1 32 7.3 84 7.9 5.8 16.7 248.1 64.5 1 1
15 Jon Brittenum 24 14 0 9 17 52.9% 125 1 5.9 1 5.9 22 7.4 5.9 13.9 8.9 71.9
37 Gene Foster 26 FB 10 0 6 7 85.7% 169 0 0.0 0 0.0 50 24.1 24.1 28.2 16.9 118.7
22 Dickie Post 23 HB 13 0 1 4 25.0% 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 5.8 5.8 23.0 1.8 51.0
20 Russ Smith 24 14 0 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
32 Jim Allison 25 12 0 1 1 100.0% 23 1 100.0 0 0.0 23 23.0 43.0 23.0 1.9 158.3
Team Total 25.0 14 9-5-0 225 472 47.7% 3813 29 6.1 33 7.0 84 8.1 6.2 16.9 272.4 66.8 1 1
Opp Total 14 217 430 50.5% 2896 20 4.7 20 4.7 6.7 5.57 13.3 206.9 68.3 24 204 5.9 4.8 5.3

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 Dickie Post 23 HB 13 0 151 758 3 62 5.0 58.3 11.6 18 165 9.2 0 23 1.4 12.7 923 3 0
37 Gene Foster 26 FB 10 0 109 394 1 22 3.6 39.4 10.9 23 224 9.7 0 48 2.3 22.4 618 1 2
20 Russ Smith 24 14 0 88 426 4 37 4.8 30.4 6.3 7 71 10.1 0 24 0.5 5.1 497 4 4
26 Brad Hubbert 27 2 0 28 119 2 21 4.3 59.5 14.0 5 11 2.2 0 10 2.5 5.5 130 2 0
32 Jim Allison 25 12 0 23 31 0 6 1.3 2.6 1.9 2 22 11.0 0 12 0.2 1.8 53 0 0
21 John Hadl* 28 QB 14 14 23 14 2 9 0.6 1.0 1.6 14 2 6
19 Lance Alworth*+ 28 FL 14 0 3 18 0 10 6.0 1.3 0.2 68 1312 19.3 10 80 4.9 93.7 1330 10 0
15 Jon Brittenum 24 14 0 2 -4 0 0 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 -4 0 0
23 Paul Lowe 32 1 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9.0 1.0 9 0 0
27 Gary Garrison* 24 SE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 1103 21.2 10 84 3.7 78.8 1103 10 1
38 Jacque MacKinnon* 30 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 646 19.6 6 62 2.4 46.1 646 6 0
83 Willie Frazier 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 237 14.8 3 48 1.8 26.3 237 3 0
49 Ken Dyer 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.1 1.6 22 0 0
Team Total 25.0 14 428 1765 12 62 4.1 126.1 30.6 225 3813 16.9 29 84 16.1 272.4 5578 41 20
Opp Total 14 439 1641 13 3.7 117.2 31.4 217 2692 12.4 20 15.5 192.3 4333 33 26

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 26 KR/PR/RCB 10 0 18 206 1 95 11.4 25 586 0 53 23.4 792
33 Kenny Graham* 27 LS 14 0 13 61 0 22 4.7 61
22 Dickie Post 23 HB 13 0 10 199 0 38 19.9 1122
20 Russ Smith 24 14 0 8 25 0 8 3.1 1 20 0 20 20.0 542
32 Jim Allison 25 12 0 7 121 0 23 17.3 174
84 Marty Baccaglio 24 9 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
22 Keith Lincoln 29 1 0 2 37 0 27 18.5 37
47 Bud Whitehead 29 3 0 2 81 0 63 40.5 81
54 Paul Latzke 26 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
25 Dick Speights 22 2 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
Team Total 25.0 14 39 292 1 95 7.5 51 1065 0 63 20.9 6935
Opp Total 14 21 220 1 10.5 60 1251 0 20.9

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
29 Dennis Partee 22 K/P 14 0 4 4 10 8 10 6 7 4 1 32 22 68.8%% 43 40 93.0%% 56 2281 60 0 40.7
Team Total 25.0 14 4 4 10 8 10 6 7 4 1 32 22 68.8%% 43 40 93.0%% 56 2281 60 0 40.7
Opp Total 14 31 19 61.3%% 36 35 97.2%% 74 3130 42.3

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
33 Kenny Graham* 27 LS 14 0 5 87 0 42 0 0 3 1 0 0
40 Joe Beauchamp 24 RS 14 10 5 114 2 35 0 0 0 2 0 0
21 John Hadl* 28 QB 14 14 0 6 0 0 0
20 Russ Smith 24 14 0 0 4 1 0 0
45 Speedy Duncan 26 KR/PR/RCB 10 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0
58 Tom Erlandson 28 RLB 10 0 2 22 0 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
81 Jeff Staggs 24 LLB 12 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Gene Foster 26 FB 10 0 0 2 1 0 0
24 Bob Howard 24 LCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
50 Chuck Allen 29 MLB 11 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Lane Fenner 23 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
61 Jim Fetherston 23 mlb 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
43 Jim Tolbert 24 12 0 2 42 0 22 0
70 Scott Appleton 26 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
84 Marty Baccaglio 24 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Bob Briggs 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Ken Dyer 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 1
27 Gary Garrison* 24 SE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
65 Sam Gruneisen 27 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
54 Paul Latzke 26 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Larry Little 23 g 14 4 0 0 1 0 0
76 Terry Owens 24 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.0 14 20 275 2 42 0 0 20 22 1 1
Opp Total 14 18 26 11 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
29 Dennis Partee 22 K/P 14 0 40 22 106
19 Lance Alworth*+ 28 FL 14 0 10 10 1 62
27 Gary Garrison* 24 SE 14 14 10 10 60
38 Jacque MacKinnon* 30 TE 14 0 6 6 1 38
20 Russ Smith 24 14 0 4 4 24
83 Willie Frazier 26 9 0 3 3 18
22 Dickie Post 23 HB 13 0 3 3 18
40 Joe Beauchamp 24 RS 14 10 2 2 12
21 John Hadl* 28 QB 14 14 2 2 12
26 Brad Hubbert 27 2 0 2 2 12
45 Speedy Duncan 26 KR/PR/RCB 10 0 1 1 6
49 Ken Dyer 22 14 0 1 1 6
37 Gene Foster 26 FB 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.0 14 12 29 1 1 2 45 2 40 22 1 380
Opp Total 14 13 20 1 2 35 19 1 310

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-06 CIN W, 29-13 1 48 rush Dickie Post 48 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
2 1968-09-06 CIN W, 29-13 3 1 rush Brad Hubbert 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
3 1968-09-06 CIN W, 29-13 3 48 pass Willie Frazier 48 yard pass from John Hadl
4 1968-09-06 CIN W, 29-13 4 56 pass Willie Frazier 56 yard pass from John Hadl
5 1968-09-21 HOU W, 30-14 4 3 rush Brad Hubbert 3 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
6 1968-09-21 HOU W, 30-14 4 80 pass Lance Alworth 80 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
7 1968-09-21 HOU W, 30-14 4 24 interception Joe Beauchamp 24 yard interception return (Dennis Partee kick)
8 1968-09-29 @ CIN W, 31-10 2 10 pass Gary Garrison 10 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
9 1968-09-29 @ CIN W, 31-10 2 19 pass Gary Garrison 19 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
10 1968-09-29 @ CIN W, 31-10 4 2 rush John Hadl 2 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
11 1968-09-29 @ CIN W, 31-10 4 1 rush John Hadl 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
12 1968-10-05 @ NYJ L, 20-23 2 7 pass Lance Alworth 7 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
13 1968-10-05 @ NYJ L, 20-23 3 84 pass Gary Garrison 84 yard pass from John Hadl
14 1968-10-05 @ NYJ L, 20-23 4 5 pass Gary Garrison 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
15 1968-10-13 @ OAK W, 23-14 1 1 rush Gene Foster 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
16 1968-10-13 @ OAK W, 23-14 2 38 pass Lance Alworth 38 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
17 1968-10-20 DEN W, 55-24 2 74 pass Lance Alworth 74 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
18 1968-10-20 DEN W, 55-24 2 21 pass Gary Garrison 21 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
19 1968-10-20 DEN W, 55-24 2 35 interception Joe Beauchamp 35 yard interception return (Dennis Partee kick)
20 1968-10-20 DEN W, 55-24 2 50 pass Jacque MacKinnon 50 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
21 1968-10-20 DEN W, 55-24 3 55 pass Gary Garrison 55 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
22 1968-10-20 DEN W, 55-24 4 62 rush Dickie Post 62 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
23 1968-10-20 DEN W, 55-24 4 17 pass Jacque MacKinnon 17 yard pass from Jon Brittenum (Dennis Partee kick)
24 1968-10-27 @ KAN L, 20-27 2 9 pass Gary Garrison 9 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
25 1968-10-27 @ KAN L, 20-27 4 5 pass Willie Frazier 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
26 1968-11-03 MIA W, 34-28 1 20 rush Russ Smith 20 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
27 1968-11-03 MIA W, 34-28 2 14 pass Gary Garrison 14 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
28 1968-11-03 MIA W, 34-28 3 23 pass Lance Alworth 23 yard pass from Jim Allison (Dennis Partee kick)
29 1968-11-03 MIA W, 34-28 4 2 pass Lance Alworth 2 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
30 1968-11-10 @ BOS W, 27-17 1 37 rush Russ Smith 37 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
31 1968-11-10 @ BOS W, 27-17 2 67 pass Gary Garrison 67 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
32 1968-11-10 @ BOS W, 27-17 3 16 rush Russ Smith 16 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
33 1968-11-17 @ BUF W, 21-6 1 18 pass Jacque MacKinnon 18 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
34 1968-11-17 @ BUF W, 21-6 2 62 pass Jacque MacKinnon 62 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
35 1968-11-17 @ BUF W, 21-6 2 12 rush Dickie Post 12 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
36 1968-11-24 NYJ L, 15-37 2 95 punt Speedy Duncan 95 yard punt return (Dennis Partee kick)
37 1968-11-24 NYJ L, 15-37 4 3 pass Jacque MacKinnon 3 yard pass from John Hadl (two point pass successful)
38 1968-12-01 @ DEN W, 47-23 1 2 pass Lance Alworth 2 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
39 1968-12-01 @ DEN W, 47-23 1 35 rush Russ Smith 35 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
40 1968-12-01 @ DEN W, 47-23 1 79 pass Lance Alworth 79 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
41 1968-12-01 @ DEN W, 47-23 2 1 pass Lance Alworth 1 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
42 1968-12-01 @ DEN W, 47-23 4 9 pass Gary Garrison 9 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
43 1968-12-01 @ DEN W, 47-23 4 4 pass Lance Alworth 4 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
44 1968-12-15 OAK L, 27-34 2 62 pass Jacque MacKinnon 62 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
45 1968-12-15 OAK L, 27-34 4 0 fumble Ken Dyer 0 yard fumble return (two point pass successful)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-06 CIN L, 13-29 1 2 rush Paul Robinson 2 yard rush (Dale Livingston kick)
2 1968-09-21 HOU L, 14-30 2 9 rush Woody Campbell 9 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
3 1968-09-21 HOU L, 14-30 3 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
4 1968-09-29 @ CIN L, 10-31 3 6 rush Essex Johnson 6 yard rush (Dale Livingston kick)
5 1968-10-05 @ NYJ W, 23-20 3 1 rush Matt Snell 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
6 1968-10-05 @ NYJ W, 23-20 4 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
7 1968-10-13 @ OAK L, 14-23 2 82 punt George Atkinson 82 yard punt return (George Blanda kick)
8 1968-10-13 @ OAK L, 14-23 2 7 pass Warren Wells 7 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
9 1968-10-20 DEN L, 24-55 2 60 pass Jim Jones 60 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
10 1968-10-20 DEN L, 24-55 3 28 pass Billy Van Heusen 28 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
11 1968-10-20 DEN L, 24-55 4 6 pass Jim Jones 6 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
12 1968-10-27 @ KAN W, 27-20 1 6 rush Robert Holmes 6 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1968-10-27 @ KAN W, 27-20 2 55 pass Frank Pitts 55 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
14 1968-10-27 @ KAN W, 27-20 4 13 rush Mike Garrett 13 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1968-11-03 MIA L, 28-34 1 10 pass Howard Twilley 10 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
16 1968-11-03 MIA L, 28-34 2 15 pass Doug Moreau 15 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
17 1968-11-03 MIA L, 28-34 3 4 rush Jim Kiick 4 yard rush (Jimmy Keyes kick)
18 1968-11-03 MIA L, 28-34 4 19 pass Karl Noonan 19 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
19 1968-11-10 @ BOS L, 17-27 4 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
20 1968-11-10 @ BOS L, 17-27 4 19 pass Gino Cappelletti 19 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
21 1968-11-24 NYJ W, 37-15 1 87 pass Don Maynard 87 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
22 1968-11-24 NYJ W, 37-15 2 3 rush Matt Snell 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
23 1968-11-24 NYJ W, 37-15 2 19 pass Bill Mathis 19 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
24 1968-11-24 NYJ W, 37-15 4 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
25 1968-12-01 @ DEN L, 23-47 2 14 pass Eric Crabtree 14 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
26 1968-12-01 @ DEN L, 23-47 2 11 pass Brendan McCarthy 11 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
27 1968-12-01 @ DEN L, 23-47 3 24 pass Eric Crabtree 24 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (pass failed)
28 1968-12-08 KAN W, 40-3 1 5 pass Gloster Richardson 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
29 1968-12-08 KAN W, 40-3 2 7 pass Mike Garrett 7 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
30 1968-12-08 KAN W, 40-3 2 68 pass Frank Pitts 68 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
31 1968-12-08 KAN W, 40-3 3 1 rush Mike Garrett 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
32 1968-12-08 KAN W, 40-3 3 75 interception Willie Lanier 75 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
33 1968-12-15 OAK W, 34-27 2 13 pass Fred Biletnikoff 13 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
34 1968-12-15 OAK W, 34-27 3 22 interception Rodger Bird 22 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
35 1968-12-15 OAK W, 34-27 3 55 pass Warren Wells 55 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
36 1968-12-15 OAK W, 34-27 4 40 pass Charlie Smith 40 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)