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1975 San Diego Chargers

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2-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.4, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -3.4, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 189 points (13.5/g), 25th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 345 points (24.6/g), 20th.
 Differential of -156 points (-11.1/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 2.7-11.3.

Coach: Tommy Prothro (2-12-0)

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
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 189 3411 821 4.2 29 12 11 198 165 337 1610 7 17 4.2 89 434 1801 14 4.1 98
Team Defense 345 4952 1022 4.8 34 14 19 312 237 390 2510 16 20 6.0 139 606 2442 21 4.0 154
Lg Rank Offense 25 25 5 5 25 23 25 25 7 24 24 18 13 7
Lg Rank Defense 20 23 18 17 26 16 19 12 14 20 26 24 21 18

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 37 9 146 58 88 4 24 443 238 205 2
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-2 @ Houston Oilers 17 33 12 204 144 60 3 24 402 151 251 1
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-3 Oakland Raiders 0 6 5 93 -22 115 2 17 264 72 192 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L OT 0-4 Los Angeles Rams 10 13 16 272 144 128 1 24 423 199 224 2
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 0-5 Kansas City Chiefs 10 12 16 216 61 155 2 15 356 219 137 1
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 0-6 @ Oakland Raiders 0 25 12 157 17 140 1 23 354 177 177 1
7 Sat November 1 boxscore L 0-7 @ New York Giants 24 35 18 349 167 182 1 22 348 183 165 2
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 0-8 New England Patriots 19 33 18 358 279 79 2 24 344 224 120 3
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 0-9 Denver Broncos 17 27 17 307 202 105 2 22 337 225 112 2
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 0-10 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 28 13 228 147 81 2 25 353 191 162 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L OT 0-11 @ Denver Broncos 10 13 3 123 64 59 2 24 336 8 328 6
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 1-11 @ Kansas City Chiefs 28 20 21 412 165 247 4 17 232 169 63 3
13 Mon December 15 boxscore W 2-11 New York Jets 24 16 23 358 109 249 24 321 182 139 3
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 2-12 @ Cincinnati Bengals 17 47 15 188 75 113 3 27 439 272 167 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
14 Dan Fouts 24 QB 10 9 2-7-0 106 195 54.4% 1396 2 1.0 10 5.1 57 7.2 5.1 13.2 139.6 59.3 25 197 5.45 3.59 11.4 1 1
17 Jesse Freitas 24 qb 8 4 0-4-0 49 110 44.5% 525 5 4.5 5 4.5 42 4.8 3.6 10.7 65.6 55.3 20 138 2.98 2.02 15.4
10 Bobby Douglass 28 3 0 7 27 25.9% 53 0 0.0 1 3.7 22 2.0 0.3 7.6 17.7 24.2 4 43 0.32 -1.13 12.9
7 Virgil Carter 30 qb 1 1 0-1-0 3 5 60.0% 24 0 0.0 1 20.0 11 4.8 -4.2 8.0 24.0 32.5 1 10 2.33 -5.17 16.7
Team Total 26.0 14 2-12-0 165 337 49.0% 1998 7 2.1 17 5.0 57 5.9 4.1 12.1 142.7 53.5 50 388 4.16 2.55 12.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 237 390 60.8% 2719 16 4.1 20 5.1 7.0 5.48 11.5 194.2 74.1 26 209 6.0 4.6 6.3

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
34 Rickey Young 22 RB 14 8 138 577 5 48 4.2 41.2 9.9 21 166 7.9 1 16 1.5 11.9 743 6 5
33 Don Woods 24 rb 5 5 87 317 2 17 3.6 63.4 17.4 13 101 7.8 0 22 2.6 20.2 418 2 1
41 Bo Matthews 24 FB 13 12 71 254 3 24 3.6 19.5 5.5 9 59 6.6 0 22 0.7 4.5 313 3 6
35 Tony Baker 30 rb 13 1 42 131 1 18 3.1 10.1 3.2 6 27 4.5 0 7 0.5 2.1 158 1 1
21 Glen Bonner 23 rb 10 1 28 120 0 12 4.3 12.0 2.8 2 8 4.0 0 5 0.2 0.8 128 0 0
14 Dan Fouts 24 QB 10 9 23 170 2 32 7.4 17.0 2.3 170 2 3
30 Sam Scarber 26 rb 11 1 15 68 1 18 4.5 6.2 1.4 12 68 5.7 1 12 1.1 6.2 136 2 2
17 Jesse Freitas 24 qb 8 4 11 56 0 17 5.1 7.0 1.4 56 0 3
10 Bobby Douglass 28 3 0 10 42 0 9 4.2 14.0 3.3 42 0 1
82 Pat Curran 30 TE 14 14 3 21 0 12 7.0 1.5 0.2 45 619 13.8 0 39 3.2 44.2 640 0 1
27 Gary Garrison 31 WR 14 14 3 30 0 20 10.0 2.1 0.2 27 438 16.2 2 40 1.9 31.3 468 2 0
7 Virgil Carter 30 qb 1 1 2 11 0 9 5.5 11.0 2.0 11 0 0
28 Dave Atkins 26 3 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 1.3 0.3 4 0 0
89 Dwight McDonald 24 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 298 15.7 3 57 1.4 21.3 298 3 0
83 Joe Sweet 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 147 18.4 0 52 0.7 13.4 147 0 0
86 Marlin Briscoe 30 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 14 0.7 8.3 25 0 0
88 Chuck Bradley 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 42 42.0 0 42 0.3 10.5 42 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 434 1801 14 48 4.1 128.6 31.0 165 1998 12.1 7 57 11.8 142.7 3799 21 32
Opp Total 14 606 2442 21 4.0 174.4 43.3 237 2510 10.6 16 16.9 179.3 4952 37 34

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
42 Mike Fuller 22 KR/PR/ss 14 6 36 410 1 52 11.4 31 725 0 34 23.4 1135
34 Rickey Young 22 RB 14 8 15 323 0 34 21.5 1066
23 Charlie Smith 29 4 0 8 222 0 41 27.8 222
46 Danny Colbert 25 lcb 13 6 2 32 0 23 16.0 5 91 0 26 18.2 123
51 Billy Andrews 30 rlb 14 6 6 93 0 27 15.5 93
82 Pat Curran 30 TE 14 14 3 28 0 15 9.3 668
56 Mark Markovich 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 38 442 1 52 11.6 69 1482 0 41 21.5 5723
Opp Total 14 48 373 0 7.8 40 1101 0 27.5

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 29 P 14 0 79 2910 56 1 36.8
15 Ray Wersching 25 K 14 0 4 4 9 5 9 3 2 24 12 50.0%% 21 20 95.2%%
82 Pat Curran 30 TE 14 14 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 26.0 14 4 4 9 5 9 3 2 24 12 50.0%% 22 21 95.5%% 79 2910 56 1 36.8
Opp Total 14 34 22 64.7%% 39 35 89.7%% 56 2229 39.8

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
42 Mike Fuller 22 KR/PR/ss 14 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 0
41 Bo Matthews 24 FB 13 12 0 6 3 0 0
20 Mike Williams 22 RCB 14 14 4 67 0 40 0 0 0 4 8 0
44 Chris Fletcher 27 FS 14 14 6 100 0 45 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Rickey Young 22 RB 14 8 0 5 2 0 0
46 Danny Colbert 25 lcb 13 6 2 10 0 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
71 Fred Dean 23 LDE 14 13 0 0 4 0 0
14 Dan Fouts 24 QB 10 9 0 3 1 0 0
57 Floyd Rice 26 RLB 14 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 25 0
63 Doug Wilkerson 28 LG 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
17 Jesse Freitas 24 qb 8 4 0 3 0 0 0
58 Tom Graham 25 MLB 14 8 2 5 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
51 Billy Andrews 30 rlb 14 6 0 0 2 15 0
53 Drew Mahalic 22 lb 13 1 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Dennis Partee 29 P 14 0 0 1 1 -13 0
30 Sam Scarber 26 rb 11 1 0 2 0 0 0
35 Tony Baker 30 rb 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
40 Joe Beauchamp 31 LCB 8 8 1 0 0 0 0
65 Booker Brown 23 lt 11 7 0 0 1 0 0
82 Pat Curran 30 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
10 Bobby Douglass 28 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Ed Flanagan 31 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
50 Don Goode 24 LLB 13 12 1 37 0 37 0
69 Ira Gordon 28 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
72 Gary Johnson 23 RDT 14 8 0 0 1 0 0
47 Sam Williams 23 SS 11 8 1 0 0 0 0
33 Don Woods 24 rb 5 5 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 20 223 0 45 0 0 32 33 35 0
Opp Total 14 50 34 20 2

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
15 Ray Wersching 25 K 14 0 20 12 56
34 Rickey Young 22 RB 14 8 5 1 6 36
41 Bo Matthews 24 FB 13 12 3 3 18
89 Dwight McDonald 24 WR 14 13 3 3 18
14 Dan Fouts 24 QB 10 9 2 2 12
27 Gary Garrison 31 WR 14 14 2 2 12
30 Sam Scarber 26 rb 11 1 1 1 2 12
33 Don Woods 24 rb 5 5 2 2 12
35 Tony Baker 30 rb 13 1 1 1 6
42 Mike Fuller 22 KR/PR/ss 14 6 1 1 6
82 Pat Curran 30 TE 14 14 1 1
Team Total 26.0 14 14 7 1 22 21 12 189
Opp Total 14 21 16 2 1 35 22 2 345

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-28 @ HOU L, 17-33 1 4 rush Don Woods 4 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
2 1975-09-28 @ HOU L, 17-33 4 30 pass Dwight McDonald 30 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Ray Wersching kick)
3 1975-10-12 RAM L, 10-13 3 7 rush Don Woods 7 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
4 1975-10-19 KAN L, 10-12 3 2 pass Sam Scarber 2 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Ray Wersching kick)
5 1975-11-01 @ NYG L, 24-35 1 48 rush Rickey Young 48 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
6 1975-11-01 @ NYG L, 24-35 2 1 rush Dan Fouts 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
7 1975-11-01 @ NYG L, 24-35 3 30 pass Dwight McDonald 30 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Ray Wersching kick)
8 1975-11-09 NWE L, 19-33 3 8 pass Gary Garrison 8 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Ray Wersching kick)
9 1975-11-16 DEN L, 17-27 2 2 rush Bo Matthews 2 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
10 1975-11-16 DEN L, 17-27 3 9 rush Rickey Young 9 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
11 1975-11-23 @ MIN L, 13-28 2 32 pass Gary Garrison 32 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Pat Curran pass from Mike Fuller)
12 1975-11-23 @ MIN L, 13-28 4 16 pass Dwight McDonald 16 yard pass from Jesse Freitas
13 1975-11-30 @ DEN L, 10-13 2 42 punt Mike Fuller 42 yard punt return (Ray Wersching kick)
14 1975-12-07 @ KAN W, 28-20 1 5 rush Rickey Young 5 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
15 1975-12-07 @ KAN W, 28-20 3 8 rush Sam Scarber 8 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
16 1975-12-07 @ KAN W, 28-20 4 3 rush Rickey Young 3 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
17 1975-12-07 @ KAN W, 28-20 4 9 rush Dan Fouts 9 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
18 1975-12-15 NYJ W, 24-16 1 4 rush Tony Baker 4 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
19 1975-12-15 NYJ W, 24-16 2 2 rush Rickey Young 2 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
20 1975-12-15 NYJ W, 24-16 4 1 rush Bo Matthews 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
21 1975-12-21 @ CIN L, 17-47 2 2 pass Rickey Young 2 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Ray Wersching kick)
22 1975-12-21 @ CIN L, 17-47 3 3 rush Bo Matthews 3 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 PIT W, 37-0 1 40 pass Frank Lewis 40 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
2 1975-09-21 PIT W, 37-0 2 0 fumble Gerry Mullins 0 yard fumble return (Roy Gerela kick)
3 1975-09-21 PIT W, 37-0 4 38 pass John Stallworth 38 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
4 1975-09-21 PIT W, 37-0 4 7 rush Mike Collier 7 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
5 1975-09-28 @ HOU W, 33-17 2 1 rush Don Hardeman 1 yard rush
6 1975-09-28 @ HOU W, 33-17 2 4 pass John Sawyer 4 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
7 1975-09-28 @ HOU W, 33-17 3 46 rush Ronnie Coleman 46 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
8 1975-09-28 @ HOU W, 33-17 4 38 fumble Curley Culp 38 yard fumble return (Skip Butler kick)
9 1975-10-12 RAM W, 13-10 3 2 rush James Harris 2 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
10 1975-10-19 KAN W, 12-10 2 60 pass Walter White 60 yard pass from Mike Livingston
11 1975-10-26 @ OAK W, 25-0 2 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
12 1975-10-26 @ OAK W, 25-0 3 45 pass Cliff Branch 45 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
13 1975-10-26 @ OAK W, 25-0 3 2 rush Pete Banaszak 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
14 1975-11-01 @ NYG W, 35-24 1 1 rush Joe Dawkins 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
15 1975-11-01 @ NYG W, 35-24 1 14 rush Joe Dawkins 14 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
16 1975-11-01 @ NYG W, 35-24 2 24 pass Ray Rhodes 24 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
17 1975-11-01 @ NYG W, 35-24 3 47 pass Bob Tucker 47 yard pass from Craig Morton (George Hunt kick)
18 1975-11-01 @ NYG W, 35-24 4 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
19 1975-11-09 NWE W, 33-19 1 44 interception Bob Howard 44 yard interception return (John Smith kick)
20 1975-11-09 NWE W, 33-19 2 4 rush Sam Cunningham 4 yard rush (John Smith kick)
21 1975-11-09 NWE W, 33-19 3 13 pass Randy Vataha 13 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
22 1975-11-16 DEN W, 27-17 1 7 pass Haven Moses 7 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
23 1975-11-16 DEN W, 27-17 2 3 pass Riley Odoms 3 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
24 1975-11-16 DEN W, 27-17 4 1 rush Jon Keyworth 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
25 1975-11-23 @ MIN W, 28-13 1 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
26 1975-11-23 @ MIN W, 28-13 2 16 pass Ed Marinaro 16 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
27 1975-11-23 @ MIN W, 28-13 4 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
28 1975-11-23 @ MIN W, 28-13 4 9 rush Chuck Foreman 9 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
29 1975-11-30 @ DEN W, 13-10 1 1 pass Fran Lynch 1 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
30 1975-12-07 @ KAN L, 20-28 3 1 rush Woody Green 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
31 1975-12-07 @ KAN L, 20-28 3 17 pass Barry Pearson 17 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
32 1975-12-15 NYJ L, 16-24 3 1 rush Steve Davis 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
33 1975-12-15 NYJ L, 16-24 4 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush
34 1975-12-21 @ CIN W, 47-17 1 2 rush Ken Anderson 2 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
35 1975-12-21 @ CIN W, 47-17 1 6 pass Stan Fritts 6 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
36 1975-12-21 @ CIN W, 47-17 1 1 rush Stan Fritts 1 yard rush
37 1975-12-21 @ CIN W, 47-17 1 52 pass Isaac Curtis 52 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
38 1975-12-21 @ CIN W, 47-17 2 1 rush Boobie Clark 1 yard rush (Dave Green kick)
39 1975-12-21 @ CIN W, 47-17 2 14 pass Lenvil Elliott 14 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick)
40 1975-12-21 @ CIN W, 47-17 4 1 rush John Reaves 1 yard rush