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1978 San Diego Chargers

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9-7-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.6, Offense: 4.6, Defense: -0.9, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 355 points (22.2/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 309 points (19.3/g), 21st.
 Differential of 46 points (2.9/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-6.7.

Coach: Tommy Prothro (1-3-0) and Don Coryell (8-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ray Perkins
 Defensive Coordinator: Jackie Simpson

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

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore W 1-0 @ Seattle Seahawks 24 20 16 275 186 89 2 22 446 308 138 2
2 Sun September 10 boxscore L 1-1 Oakland Raiders 20 21 24 372 175 197 18 364 280 84 4
3 Sun September 17 boxscore L 1-2 @ Denver Broncos 14 27 18 315 214 101 2 21 314 177 137
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-3 Green Bay Packers 3 24 20 245 154 91 11 9 127 9 118 2
5 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-4 @ New England Patriots 23 28 18 322 162 160 3 19 299 198 101 1
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 2-4 Denver Broncos 23 0 19 298 170 128 2 11 156 80 76 5
7 Sun October 15 boxscore L 2-5 Miami Dolphins 21 28 20 404 287 117 5 17 261 122 139 1
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L 2-6 @ Detroit Lions 14 31 16 304 215 89 6 29 461 188 273 2
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 3-6 @ Oakland Raiders 27 23 22 324 163 161 2 15 234 87 147 1
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 4-6 Cincinnati Bengals 22 13 20 322 149 173 12 248 92 156 3
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W OT 5-6 Kansas City Chiefs 29 23 24 385 188 197 2 26 403 198 205 1
12 Sun November 19 boxscore W 6-6 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 7 19 287 163 124 3 17 272 209 63 4
13 Sun November 26 boxscore L 6-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 0 23 11 239 164 75 6 19 353 115 238 3
14 Mon December 4 boxscore W 7-7 Chicago Bears 40 7 24 481 331 150 3 7 112 32 80 3
15 Sun December 10 boxscore W 8-7 Seattle Seahawks 37 10 20 381 286 95 1 17 239 103 136 3
16 Sun December 17 boxscore W 9-7 @ Houston Oilers 45 24 24 517 368 149 3 14 270 153 117 3