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1969 San Diego Chargers

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8-6-0, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -0.5, Defense: 2.0, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 288 points (20.6/g), 5th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 276 points (19.7/g), 4th.
 Differential of 12 points (0.9/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-6.6.

Coach: Sid Gillman (4-5-0) and Charlie Waller (4-1-0)

Stadium: San Diego Stadium
 Training Camp: UC Irvine (Irvine, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Eugene Klein
Head Coach/General Manager Sid Gillman
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 288 4611 932 4.9 34 13 25 275 208 444 2626 13 21 5.5 131 455 1985 18 4.4 119
Team Defense 276 4237 824 5.1 37 6 13 232 241 423 2795 22 31 6.1 148 366 1442 11 3.9 71
Lg Rank Offense 5 2 5 4 1 2 4 9 5 6 4 2 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 4 6 5 10 5 7 9 7 2 6 3 3 5 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-1 Kansas City Chiefs 9 27 16 295 250 45 5 14 273 206 67 3
2 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20 34 17 395 215 180 1 19 472 292 180 2
3 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-2 New York Jets 34 27 22 418 268 150 1 24 414 333 81 2
4 Sat October 4 boxscore W 2-2 Cincinnati Bengals 21 14 23 413 214 199 3 8 221 70 151 1
5 Sat October 11 boxscore W 3-2 @ Miami Dolphins 21 14 15 281 155 126 1 16 205 138 67 3
6 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-2 @ Boston Patriots 13 10 24 334 163 171 2 11 217 90 127 2
7 Sun October 26 boxscore L 4-3 Oakland Raiders 12 24 20 253 182 71 4 19 399 228 171 3
8 Sun November 2 boxscore L 4-4 @ Denver Broncos 0 13 10 70 20 50 19 313 199 114 2
9 Sun November 9 boxscore L 4-5 @ Kansas City Chiefs 3 27 10 174 104 70 5 17 308 209 99 3
10 Sun November 16 boxscore L 4-6 @ Oakland Raiders 16 21 17 224 107 117 3 13 309 235 74 4
11 Sun November 23 boxscore W 5-6 Denver Broncos 45 24 27 462 227 235 2 23 363 329 34 3
12 Thu November 27 boxscore W 6-6 @ Houston Oilers 21 17 20 325 186 139 3 18 212 103 109 3
13 Sun December 7 boxscore W 7-6 Boston Patriots 28 18 24 430 240 190 3 16 293 183 110 4
14 Sun December 14 boxscore W 8-6 Buffalo Bills 45 6 30 537 295 242 1 15 238 180 58 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* 29 QB 14 10 5-5-0 158 324 48.8% 2253 10 3.1 11 3.4 76 7.0 6.0 14.3 160.9 67.8 18 190 6.03 5.17 5.3 1 2
14 Marty Domres 22 qb 10 4 3-1-0 47 112 42.0% 631 2 1.8 10 8.9 55 5.6 2.0 13.4 63.1 29.3 14 101 4.21 0.95 11.1
37 Gene Foster 27 13 0 2 5 40.0% 39 1 20.0 0 0.0 30 7.8 11.8 19.5 3.0 107.5 0 0 7.80 11.80 0.0
22 Dickie Post* 24 HB 14 0 1 2 50.0% 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 2.0 4.0 0.3 56.2 0 0 2.00 2.00 0.0
26 Brad Hubbert 28 FB 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
15 Pete Mikolajewski 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 10 -10.00 -10.00 100.0 0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 8-6-0 208 444 46.8% 2927 13 2.9 21 4.7 76 6.6 5.0 14.1 209.1 58.6 33 301 5.51 4.07 6.9 1 2
Opp Total 14 241 423 57.0% 3075 22 5.2 31 7.3 7.3 5.01 12.8 219.6 66.7 35 280 6.1 4.0 7.6

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* 24 HB 14 0 182 873 6 60 4.8 62.4 13.0 24 235 9.8 0 46 1.7 16.8 1108 6 3
26 Brad Hubbert 28 FB 14 0 94 333 4 24 3.5 23.8 6.7 11 43 3.9 0 18 0.8 3.1 376 4 5
37 Gene Foster 27 13 0 64 236 0 24 3.7 18.2 4.9 14 83 5.9 1 28 1.1 6.4 319 1 3
20 Russ Smith 25 14 0 51 211 2 16 4.1 15.1 3.6 10 144 14.4 0 55 0.7 10.3 355 2 0
21 John Hadl* 29 QB 14 10 26 109 2 17 4.2 7.8 1.9 109 2 3
14 Marty Domres 22 qb 10 4 19 145 4 22 7.6 14.5 1.9 145 4 0
31 Ron Sayers 22 8 0 14 53 0 8 3.8 6.6 1.8 53 0 1
19 Lance Alworth* 29 FL 14 0 5 25 0 16 5.0 1.8 0.4 64 1003 15.7 4 76 4.6 71.6 1028 4 0
27 Gary Garrison 25 SE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 804 20.1 7 50 4.0 80.4 804 7 1
83 Willie Frazier* 27 TE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 205 12.1 0 50 1.5 18.6 205 0 1
47 Jeff Queen 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 148 14.8 0 42 0.7 10.6 148 0 0
49 Rick Eber 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 141 15.7 1 43 1.8 28.2 141 1 0
38 Jacque MacKinnon 31 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 82 11.7 0 23 1.0 11.7 82 0 0
44 Richard Trapp 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 39 19.5 0 24 0.3 4.9 39 0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 455 1985 18 60 4.4 141.8 32.5 208 2927 14.1 13 76 14.9 209.1 4912 31 27
Opp Total 14 366 1442 11 3.9 103.0 26.1 241 2795 11.6 22 17.2 199.6 4237 33 13

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 27 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 27 280 0 38 10.4 21 587 0 52 28.0 867
20 Russ Smith 25 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 6 138 0 27 23.0 498
22 Dickie Post* 24 HB 14 0 4 74 0 27 18.5 1182
61 Jim Fetherston 24 14 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0
33 Kenny Graham* 28 LS 14 0 3 15 0 9 5.0 15
31 Ron Sayers 22 8 0 2 42 0 21 21.0 95
68 Bob Briggs 24 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
37 Gene Foster 27 13 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 320
38 Gene Huey 22 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 31 300 0 38 9.7 39 842 0 52 21.6 6054
Opp Total 14 30 291 0 9.7 53 1238 0 23.4

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 23 K/P 14 0 4 4 8 5 9 3 5 2 2 1 28 15 53.6%% 33 33 100.0%% 71 3169 62 0 44.6
Team Total 25.1 14 4 4 8 5 9 3 5 2 2 1 28 15 53.6%% 33 33 100.0%% 71 3169 62 0 44.6
Opp Total 14 25 13 52.0%% 33 31 93.9%% 76 3063 40.3

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* 28 LS 14 0 4 112 2 65 0 0 4 4 2 0
45 Speedy Duncan 27 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 6 118 1 72 0 0 4 1 0 0
39 Jim Hill 23 RS 14 0 7 92 0 42 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Bob Howard 25 LCB 14 0 6 50 0 19 0 0 1 2 0 0
26 Brad Hubbert 28 FB 14 0 0 5 3 0 0
59 Pete Barnes 24 RLB 14 0 5 64 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 John Hadl* 29 QB 14 10 0 3 2 -7 0
37 Gene Foster 27 13 0 0 3 0 0 0
22 Dickie Post* 24 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
66 Rick Redman 26 MLB 14 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Chuck Allen 30 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Bob Briggs 24 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 1
56 Bob Bruggers 25 12 0 1 5 0 5 0
53 Jim Campbell 23 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
14 Marty Domres 22 qb 10 4 0 0 1 0 0
83 Willie Frazier* 27 TE 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Gary Garrison 25 SE 10 10 0 1 0 0 0
15 Pete Mikolajewski 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Ron Sayers 22 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Jeff Staggs 25 LLB 13 0 0 0 1 21 0
Team Total 25.1 14 31 444 3 72 0 0 27 20 16 1
Opp Total 14 33 13 7

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 23 K/P 14 0 33 15 78
27 Gary Garrison 25 SE 10 10 7 7 42
22 Dickie Post* 24 HB 14 0 6 6 36
19 Lance Alworth* 29 FL 14 0 4 4 24
14 Marty Domres 22 qb 10 4 4 4 24
26 Brad Hubbert 28 FB 14 0 4 4 24
33 Kenny Graham* 28 LS 14 0 2 2 12
21 John Hadl* 29 QB 14 10 2 2 12
20 Russ Smith 25 14 0 2 2 12
68 Bob Briggs 24 LDE 14 0 1 1 6
45 Speedy Duncan 27 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 1 1 6
49 Rick Eber 24 5 0 1 1 6
37 Gene Foster 27 13 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.1 14 18 13 1 3 35 33 15 288
Opp Total 14 11 22 1 31 13 276

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-14 KAN L, 9-27 3 9 rush John Hadl 9 yard rush
2 1969-09-21 @ CIN L, 20-34 2 2 rush Brad Hubbert 2 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
3 1969-09-21 @ CIN L, 20-34 3 0 fumble Bob Briggs 0 yard fumble return (Dennis Partee kick)
4 1969-09-28 NYJ W, 34-27 1 9 pass Lance Alworth 9 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
5 1969-09-28 NYJ W, 34-27 2 5 rush Russ Smith 5 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
6 1969-09-28 NYJ W, 34-27 2 13 pass Gary Garrison 13 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
7 1969-09-28 NYJ W, 34-27 4 29 pass Gary Garrison 29 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
8 1969-10-04 CIN W, 21-14 1 8 rush Brad Hubbert 8 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
9 1969-10-04 CIN W, 21-14 2 2 rush Brad Hubbert 2 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
10 1969-10-04 CIN W, 21-14 4 1 rush Brad Hubbert 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
11 1969-10-11 @ MIA W, 21-14 2 40 pass Gary Garrison 40 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
12 1969-10-11 @ MIA W, 21-14 2 26 pass Gary Garrison 26 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
13 1969-10-11 @ MIA W, 21-14 4 65 interception Kenny Graham 65 yard interception return (Dennis Partee kick)
14 1969-10-19 @ BOS W, 13-10 4 6 rush John Hadl 6 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
15 1969-10-26 OAK L, 12-24 4 3 pass Lance Alworth 3 yard pass from John Hadl (pass failed)
16 1969-11-16 @ OAK L, 16-21 2 72 interception Speedy Duncan 72 yard interception return (Dennis Partee kick)
17 1969-11-23 DEN W, 45-24 1 7 rush Dickie Post 7 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
18 1969-11-23 DEN W, 45-24 1 1 rush Dickie Post 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
19 1969-11-23 DEN W, 45-24 3 10 rush Marty Domres 10 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
20 1969-11-23 DEN W, 45-24 3 10 rush Dickie Post 10 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
21 1969-11-23 DEN W, 45-24 3 8 rush Marty Domres 8 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
22 1969-11-23 DEN W, 45-24 4 14 pass Gene Foster 14 yard pass from Marty Domres (Dennis Partee kick)
23 1969-11-27 @ HOU W, 21-17 2 23 pass Gary Garrison 23 yard pass from Marty Domres (Dennis Partee kick)
24 1969-11-27 @ HOU W, 21-17 3 2 rush Russ Smith 2 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
25 1969-11-27 @ HOU W, 21-17 4 11 interception Kenny Graham 11 yard interception return (Dennis Partee kick)
26 1969-12-07 BOS W, 28-18 1 4 rush Dickie Post 4 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
27 1969-12-07 BOS W, 28-18 2 1 rush Marty Domres 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
28 1969-12-07 BOS W, 28-18 3 17 pass Gary Garrison 17 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
29 1969-12-07 BOS W, 28-18 3 76 pass Lance Alworth 76 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
30 1969-12-14 BUF W, 45-6 1 41 pass Gary Garrison 41 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
31 1969-12-14 BUF W, 45-6 2 30 pass Rick Eber 30 yard pass from Gene Foster (Dennis Partee kick)
32 1969-12-14 BUF W, 45-6 2 1 pass Lance Alworth 1 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
33 1969-12-14 BUF W, 45-6 3 34 rush Dickie Post 34 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
34 1969-12-14 BUF W, 45-6 4 2 rush Dickie Post 2 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
35 1969-12-14 BUF W, 45-6 4 9 rush Marty Domres 9 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-14 KAN W, 27-9 2 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1969-09-14 KAN W, 27-9 3 55 pass Otis Taylor 55 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1969-09-14 KAN W, 27-9 4 9 pass Otis Taylor 9 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1969-09-21 @ CIN W, 34-20 1 9 rush Greg Cook 9 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
5 1969-09-21 @ CIN W, 34-20 2 9 pass Speedy Thomas 9 yard pass from Greg Cook (Horst Muhlmann kick)
6 1969-09-21 @ CIN W, 34-20 3 78 pass Bob Trumpy 78 yard pass from Greg Cook (Horst Muhlmann kick)
7 1969-09-21 @ CIN W, 34-20 3 39 pass Bruce Coslet 39 yard pass from Greg Cook (Horst Muhlmann kick)
8 1969-09-28 NYJ L, 27-34 2 21 pass George Sauer 21 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
9 1969-09-28 NYJ L, 27-34 4 1 rush Emerson Boozer 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
10 1969-09-28 NYJ L, 27-34 4 14 pass George Sauer 14 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
11 1969-10-04 CIN L, 14-21 1 16 rush Speedy Thomas 16 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
12 1969-10-04 CIN L, 14-21 3 62 pass Bob Trumpy 62 yard pass from Sam Wyche (Horst Muhlmann kick)
13 1969-10-11 @ MIA L, 14-21 3 5 pass Karl Noonan 5 yard pass from Bob Griese (Karl Kremser kick)
14 1969-10-11 @ MIA L, 14-21 4 2 rush Jim Kiick 2 yard rush (Karl Kremser kick)
15 1969-10-19 @ BOS L, 10-13 1 7 pass Carl Garrett 7 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1969-10-26 OAK W, 24-12 1 48 pass Larry Todd 48 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
17 1969-10-26 OAK W, 24-12 2 16 pass Warren Wells 16 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
18 1969-10-26 OAK W, 24-12 3 15 pass Roger Hagberg 15 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
19 1969-11-02 @ DEN W, 13-0 3 2 pass Al Denson 2 yard pass from Steve Tensi
20 1969-11-02 @ DEN W, 13-0 3 2 rush Floyd Little 2 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
21 1969-11-09 @ KAN W, 27-3 2 5 rush Mike Garrett 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1969-11-09 @ KAN W, 27-3 3 50 pass Frank Pitts 50 yard pass from Warren McVea (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1969-11-09 @ KAN W, 27-3 4 2 rush Warren McVea 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
24 1969-11-16 @ OAK W, 21-16 2 19 pass Fred Biletnikoff 19 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
25 1969-11-16 @ OAK W, 21-16 2 25 fumble Dan Conners 25 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
26 1969-11-16 @ OAK W, 21-16 4 80 pass Warren Wells 80 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
27 1969-11-23 DEN L, 24-45 1 6 pass Al Denson 6 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
28 1969-11-23 DEN L, 24-45 2 38 pass Al Denson 38 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
29 1969-11-23 DEN L, 24-45 3 10 pass John Embree 10 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
30 1969-11-27 @ HOU L, 17-21 1 2 rush Pete Beathard 2 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
31 1969-11-27 @ HOU L, 17-21 2 3 pass Hoyle Granger 3 yard pass from Don Trull (Roy Gerela kick)
32 1969-12-07 BOS L, 18-28 4 9 rush Jim Nance 9 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
33 1969-12-07 BOS L, 18-28 4 3 rush Jim Nance 3 yard rush (two point run successful)
34 1969-12-14 BUF L, 6-45 4 19 pass Willie Grate 19 yard pass from Tom Sherman