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1974 San Diego Chargers

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5-9-0, AFC West Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.8, Offense: -3.5, Defense: -1.3, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 212 points (15.1/g), 20th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 285 points (20.4/g), 19th.
 Differential of -73 points (-5.2/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 4.6-9.4.

Coach: Tommy Prothro (5-9-0)

Stadium: San Diego Stadium
 Training Camp: Alliant International University (San Diego, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Eugene Klein
General Manager Harland Svare
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 212 4415 880 5.0 33 11 15 245 165 349 2304 12 22 6.2 117 508 2111 15 4.2 113
Team Defense 285 4830 893 5.4 28 13 17 272 222 367 2670 13 15 6.9 127 508 2160 21 4.3 128
Lg Rank Offense 20 7 14 7 12 21 10 15 17 8 8 8 9 8
Lg Rank Defense 19 26 19 14 25 11 26 8 22 26 20 23 26 21

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ Houston Oilers 14 21 23 411 195 216 5 19 349 193 156 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20 17 20 303 173 130 23 373 163 210 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 Miami Dolphins 21 28 19 392 189 203 1 25 391 218 173 2
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 Philadelphia Eagles 7 13 19 286 126 160 5 19 255 112 143 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-4 Oakland Raiders 10 14 18 296 112 184 1 21 364 162 202 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-5 @ Denver Broncos 7 27 16 233 149 84 3 20 354 165 189 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-6 Kansas City Chiefs 14 24 20 404 211 193 4 20 411 149 262 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 2-6 Cleveland Browns 36 35 16 424 321 103 3 20 294 186 108 2
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 3-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 14 7 13 254 111 143 2 17 428 347 81 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-7 @ Oakland Raiders 10 17 17 308 144 164 21 372 240 132 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 3-8 @ Green Bay Packers 0 34 13 193 84 109 3 15 297 224 73 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 3-9 @ New York Jets 14 27 14 303 150 153 3 21 375 261 114 2
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 4-9 Chicago Bears 28 21 16 255 149 106 1 18 280 136 144 3
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 5-9 Denver Broncos 17 0 21 353 190 163 2 13 287 114 173 5

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
14 Dan Fouts 23 QB 11 11 3-8-0 115 237 48.5 1732 8 3.4 13 5.5 75 7.3 5.5 15.1 157.5 61.4 12 99 6.56 4.85 4.8 2 2
17 Jesse Freitas 23 qb 5 3 2-1-0 49 109 45.0 719 3 2.8 8 7.3 71 6.6 3.8 14.7 143.8 45.6 11 76 5.36 2.86 9.2 1 2
33 Don Woods 23 RB 12 9 1 3 33.3 28 1 33.3 1 33.3 28 9.3 1.0 28.0 2.3 68.7 0 0 9.33 1.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 14 5-9-0 165 349 47.3 2479 12 3.4 22 6.3 75 7.1 5.0 15.0 177.1 56.3 23 175 6.19 4.18 6.2 3 4
Opp Total 14 222 367 60.5 2815 13 3.5 15 4.1 7.7 6.54 12.7 201.1 79.2 18 145 6.9 5.9 4.7

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
33 Don Woods 23 RB 12 9 227 1162 7 56 5.1 96.8 18.9 26 349 13.4 3 75 2.2 29.1 1511 10 4
41 Bo Matthews 23 FB 14 8 95 328 4 16 3.5 23.4 6.8 12 90 7.5 0 23 0.9 6.4 418 4 2
21 Glen Bonner 22 rb 12 3 66 199 3 12 3.0 16.6 5.5 11 101 9.2 1 22 0.9 8.4 300 4 3
37 Cid Edwards 31 10 6 65 261 0 30 4.0 26.1 6.5 13 102 7.8 0 16 1.3 10.2 363 0 2
35 Bob Thomas 26 rb 14 2 21 56 0 12 2.7 4.0 1.5 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 65 0 0
14 Dan Fouts 23 QB 11 11 19 63 1 16 3.3 5.7 1.7 63 1 4
17 Jesse Freitas 23 qb 5 3 6 16 0 9 2.7 3.2 1.2 16 0 0
38 Tom Thompson 23 12 0 6 8 0 8 1.3 0.7 0.5 8 0 0
87 Harrison Davis 22 WR 12 7 2 -7 0 2 -3.5 -0.6 0.2 18 432 24.0 2 70 1.5 36.0 425 2 1
88 Dick Gordon 30 KR 7 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 3.6 0.1 2 15 7.5 0 17 0.3 2.1 40 0 4
27 Gary Garrison 30 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 785 19.1 5 71 2.9 56.1 785 5 1
89 Wayne Stewart 27 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 283 14.9 1 29 1.4 20.2 283 1 1
25 Jerry LeVias 28 wr 13 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 105 11.7 0 18 0.7 8.1 105 0 1
85 Jim Beirne 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 121 17.3 0 26 0.5 8.6 121 0 0
82 Dave Grannell 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 51 17.0 0 22 0.3 5.7 51 0 0
80 Gary Parris 24 te 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 36 12.0 0 17 0.2 2.6 36 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 508 2111 15 56 4.2 150.8 36.3 165 2479 15.0 12 75 11.8 177.1 4590 27 24
Opp Total 14 508 2160 21 4.3 154.3 36.3 222 2670 12.0 13 15.9 190.7 4830 34 19

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
46 Danny Colbert 24 PR 6 0 15 128 0 28 8.5 10 215 0 26 21.5 343
88 Dick Gordon 30 KR 7 0 8 39 0 12 4.9 14 354 0 39 25.3 433
38 Tom Thompson 23 12 0 12 242 0 35 20.2 250
25 Jerry LeVias 28 wr 13 5 5 41 0 22 8.2 6 116 0 27 19.3 262
23 George Hoey 28 fs 13 8 4 38 0 15 9.5 3 73 0 27 24.3 111
87 Harrison Davis 22 WR 12 7 4 34 0 16 8.5 459
80 Gary Parris 24 te 14 1 3 29 0 13 9.7 65
33 Don Woods 23 RB 12 9 3 61 0 29 20.3 1572
35 Bob Thomas 26 rb 14 2 2 32 0 18 16.0 97
85 Jim Beirne 28 14 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 128
39 Lenny Dunlap 25 db 8 2 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
89 Wayne Stewart 27 TE 14 13 1 1 0 1 1.0 284
Team Total 26.0 14 37 287 0 28 7.8 55 1142 0 39 20.8 6019
Opp Total 14 48 401 0 8.4 39 960 0 24.6

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 28 K/P 14 0 2 1 2 1 5 1 20.0% 28 26 92.9% 76 3042 65 0 40.0
15 Ray Wersching 24 k 14 0 1 1 3 1 4 3 3 11 5 45.5%
Team Total 26.0 14 3 2 5 1 5 3 3 16 6 37.5% 28 26 92.9% 76 3042 65 0 40.0
Opp Total 14 20 9 45.0% 37 36 97.3% 66 2680 40.6

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
88 Dick Gordon 30 KR 7 0 0 4 2 -6 0
21 Glen Bonner 22 rb 12 3 0 3 2 0 0
33 Don Woods 23 RB 12 9 0 4 1 0 0
44 Chris Fletcher 26 SS 12 12 4 74 0 31 0
14 Dan Fouts 23 QB 11 11 0 4 0 0 0
23 George Hoey 28 fs 13 8 1 20 0 20 0 0 1 2 0 0
59 Charles Anthony 22 MLB 13 10 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 2 10 0
40 Joe Beauchamp 30 FS 10 10 1 35 0 35 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Bob Howard 30 LCB 14 12 3 52 0 23 0
57 Floyd Rice 25 RLB 12 12 3 44 0 15 0
37 Cid Edwards 31 10 6 0 2 0 0 0
27 Gary Garrison 30 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
25 Jerry LeVias 28 wr 13 5 0 1 1 0 0
41 Bo Matthews 23 FB 14 8 0 2 0 0 0
74 Dave Rowe 29 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
89 Wayne Stewart 27 TE 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
75 Dave Tipton 25 lde 11 6 0 0 2 0 0
47 Sam Williams 22 RCB 13 12 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Robert Brown 35 RDT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
87 Harrison Davis 22 WR 12 7 0 1 0 0 0
56 Fred Forsberg 30 lb 6 1 0 0 1 0 0
61 Blenda Gay 24 2 0 0 0 1 17 1
54 Carl Gersbach 27 llb 12 7 1 0 0 0 0
76 Terry Owens 30 LT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
70 Russ Washington* 28 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 15 273 0 35 0 0 24 24 21 1
Opp Total 14 23 19 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
33 Don Woods 23 RB 12 9 7 3 10 60
27 Gary Garrison 30 WR 14 14 5 5 30
29 Dennis Partee 28 K/P 14 0 26 1 29
21 Glen Bonner 22 rb 12 3 3 1 4 24
41 Bo Matthews 23 FB 14 8 4 4 24
15 Ray Wersching 24 k 14 0 5 15
87 Harrison Davis 22 WR 12 7 2 2 12
14 Dan Fouts 23 QB 11 11 1 1 6
61 Blenda Gay 24 2 0 1 1 6
89 Wayne Stewart 27 TE 14 13 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 15 12 1 28 26 6 212
Opp Total 14 21 13 2 1 36 9 285