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1970 San Diego Chargers

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5-6-3, AFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: 0.5, Defense: -1.2, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 282 points (20.1/g), 14th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 278 points (19.9/g), 17th.
 Differential of 4 points (0.3/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 7.1-6.9.

Coach: Charlie Waller (5-6-3)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Eugene Klein
General Manager Sid Gillman
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 282 3953 839 4.7 25 6 29 231 192 387 2503 24 19 5.6 119 395 1450 9 3.7 83
Team Defense 278 4182 872 4.8 24 15 22 245 207 365 2215 13 9 5.7 117 480 1967 15 4.1 106
Lg Rank Offense 14 15 3 1 9 14 8 3 10 12 22 22 19 16
Lg Rank Defense 17 21 26 12 24 9 12 4 25 13 23 21 20 20

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-1 Baltimore Colts 14 16 15 288 205 83 1 19 303 202 101 3
2 Sun September 27 boxscore T 0-1-1 Oakland Raiders 27 27 17 344 211 133 3 23 405 267 138
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-2-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 37 12 147 93 54 4 12 277 122 155 1
4 Mon October 12 boxscore L 0-3-1 Green Bay Packers 20 22 14 257 40 217 5 19 341 141 200 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 1-3-1 @ Chicago Bears 20 7 20 357 274 83 15 217 117 100 2
6 Sun October 25 boxscore T 1-3-2 Houston Oilers 31 31 16 233 157 76 2 25 448 263 185 3
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 2-3-2 @ Cleveland Browns 27 10 16 321 190 131 19 309 151 158 4
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 3-3-2 Denver Broncos 24 21 18 235 144 91 21 341 151 190 1
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 4-3-2 @ Boston Patriots 16 14 15 267 238 29 15 179 84 95 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 4-4-2 @ Oakland Raiders 17 20 20 331 155 176 2 22 396 213 183 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 4-5-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 14 26 10 196 161 35 2 16 329 191 138 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 4-6-2 Cincinnati Bengals 14 17 21 280 167 113 4 11 136 136 1
13 Sun December 13 boxscore T 4-6-3 @ Denver Broncos 17 17 15 231 145 86 1 14 264 152 112 3
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 5-6-3 Kansas City Chiefs 31 13 22 466 323 143 1 14 237 161 76

Passing

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 30 QB 14 12 4-5-3 162 327 49.5 2388 22 6.7 15 4.6 67 7.3 6.6 14.7 170.6 77.1 42 327 5.59 4.95 11.4 1 0
14 Marty Domres 23 qb 8 2 1-1-0 28 55 50.9 491 2 3.6 4 7.3 80 8.9 6.4 17.5 61.4 63.5 13 93 5.85 3.79 19.1 1 0
37 Gene Foster 28 7 2 1 3 33.3 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 3.0 3.0 9.0 1.3 42.4 1 8 0.25 0.25 25.0
13 Wayne Clark 23 1 0 1 2 50.0 48 0 0.0 0 0.0 48 24.0 24.0 48.0 48.0 95.8 0 0 24.00 24.00 0.0
25 Mike Garrett 26 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 -5.00 -5.00 100.0
Team Total 25.5 14 5-6-3 192 387 49.6 2936 24 6.2 19 4.9 80 7.6 6.6 15.3 209.7 75.3 57 433 5.64 4.79 12.8 2 0
Opp Total 14 207 365 56.7 2422 13 3.6 9 2.5 6.6 6.24 11.7 173.0 78.6 27 207 5.7 5.3 6.9

Rushing & Receiving

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
47 Jeff Queen 24 FB 14 6 77 261 1 19 3.4 18.6 5.5 20 236 11.8 1 65 1.4 16.9 497 2 4
22 Dickie Post 25 RB 9 6 74 225 1 18 3.0 25.0 8.2 13 113 8.7 0 30 1.4 12.6 338 1 1
20 Russ Smith 26 12 5 52 163 3 21 3.1 13.6 4.3 5 44 8.8 0 11 0.4 3.7 207 3 1
26 Brad Hubbert 29 8 6 49 175 1 11 3.6 21.9 6.1 7 44 6.3 0 11 0.9 5.5 219 1 0
25 Mike Garrett 26 9 2 46 146 1 22 3.2 16.2 5.1 10 127 12.7 1 44 1.1 14.1 273 2 3
37 Gene Foster 28 7 2 32 84 0 15 2.6 12.0 4.6 10 92 9.2 0 48 1.4 13.1 176 0 1
21 John Hadl 30 QB 14 12 28 188 1 34 6.7 13.4 2.0 188 1 3
42 Dave Smith 23 7 1 14 42 0 15 3.0 6.0 2.0 4 65 16.3 0 42 0.6 9.3 107 0 0
14 Marty Domres 23 qb 8 2 14 39 0 7 2.8 4.9 1.8 39 0 2
83 Willie Frazier 28 TE 14 12 5 120 1 70 24.0 8.6 0.4 38 497 13.1 6 51 2.7 35.5 617 7 1
27 Gary Garrison* 26 WR 14 14 4 7 0 10 1.8 0.5 0.3 44 1006 22.9 12 67 3.1 71.9 1013 12 0
19 Lance Alworth 30 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 608 17.4 4 80 2.5 43.4 608 4 0
49 Rick Eber 25 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 43 21.5 0 31 0.3 7.2 43 0 0
84 Walker Gillette 23 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 10.5 0 12 0.2 1.6 21 0 0
89 Art Strozier 24 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 40 20.0 0 28 0.1 2.9 40 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 395 1450 9 70 3.7 103.6 28.2 192 2936 15.3 24 80 13.7 209.7 4386 33 19
Opp Total 14 480 1967 15 4.1 140.5 34.3 207 2215 10.7 13 14.8 158.2 4182 28 21

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
44 Chris Fletcher 22 PR 13 2 16 137 0 17 8.6 17 382 0 30 22.5 519
45 Speedy Duncan 28 KR 6 0 5 10 0 8 2.0 19 410 0 41 21.6 420
20 Russ Smith 26 12 5 9 31 0 13 3.4 1 9 0 9 9.0 247
40 Joe Beauchamp 26 RCB 13 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
35 Chuck Detwiler 23 11 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -5
39 Jim Hill 24 SS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
38 Roland Moss 24 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
76 Terry Owens 26 LT 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
47 Jeff Queen 24 FB 14 6 1 12 0 12 12.0 509
Team Total 25.5 14 31 173 0 17 5.6 42 813 0 41 19.4 5372
Opp Total 14 34 312 1 9.2 52 1153 0 22.2

Kicking & Punting

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
29 Dennis Partee 24 P 13 0 65 2852 62 1 43.9
15 Mike Mercer 35 K 14 0 3 3 3 1 5 5 8 3 19 12 63.2% 35 34 97.1% 8 283 42 0 35.4
21 John Hadl 30 QB 14 12 1 30 30 0 30.0
Team Total 25.5 14 3 3 3 1 5 5 8 3 19 12 63.2% 35 34 97.1% 74 3165 62 1 42.8
Opp Total 14 40 23 57.5% 30 29 96.7% 64 2822 44.1

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
83 Willie Frazier 28 TE 14 12 0 1 4 -4 1
59 Pete Barnes 25 RLB 14 14 3 22 0 15 0 0 0 1 30 0
25 Mike Garrett 26 9 2 0 3 1 0 0
21 John Hadl 30 QB 14 12 0 3 1 0 0
47 Jeff Queen 24 FB 14 6 0 4 0 0 0
43 Jim Tolbert 26 FS 14 14 2 19 0 19 0 0 0 2 1 0
35 Chuck Detwiler 23 11 0 0 1 2 20 1
14 Marty Domres 23 qb 8 2 0 2 1 0 0
24 Bob Howard 26 LCB 14 14 2 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 7 0
81 Jeff Staggs 26 LLB 14 9 0 0 3 0 0
60 Bob Babich 23 MLB 14 14 0 0 2 8 0
40 Joe Beauchamp 26 RCB 13 12 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Russ Washington 24 RT 14 13 0 0 2 0 0
68 Bob Briggs 25 LDT 10 6 0 0 1 0 0
56 Bob Bruggers 26 13 7 0 0 1 3 0
82 Steve DeLong 27 RDE 14 14 1 5 0 5 0
45 Speedy Duncan 28 KR 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Chris Fletcher 22 PR 13 2 0 1 0 0 0
37 Gene Foster 28 7 2 0 1 0 0 0
39 Jim Hill 24 SS 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
51 Bill Lenkaitis 24 LG 9 7 0 0 1 0 0
76 Terry Owens 26 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
22 Dickie Post 25 RB 9 6 0 1 0 0 0
66 Rick Redman 27 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
20 Russ Smith 26 12 5 0 1 0 0 0
87 Tom Williams 22 14 5 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 9 90 0 25 0 0 19 28 65 2 1
Opp Total 14 57 21 6

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
27 Gary Garrison* 26 WR 14 14 12 12 72
15 Mike Mercer 35 K 14 0 34 12 70
83 Willie Frazier 28 TE 14 12 1 6 1 8 48
19 Lance Alworth 30 WR 14 13 4 4 24
20 Russ Smith 26 12 5 3 3 18
25 Mike Garrett 26 9 2 1 1 2 12
47 Jeff Queen 24 FB 14 6 1 1 2 12
35 Chuck Detwiler 23 11 0 1 1 6
21 John Hadl 30 QB 14 12 1 1 6
26 Brad Hubbert 29 8 6 1 1 6
22 Dickie Post 25 RB 9 6 1 1 6
72 Joe Owens 24 LDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.5 14 9 24 2 35 34 12 1 282
Opp Total 14 15 13 1 1 29 23 278