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1980 San Diego Chargers

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11-5-0, AFC West Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.0, Offense: 6.5, Defense: -0.4, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 418 points (26.1/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 18th.
 Differential of 91 points (5.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Don Coryell (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Gibbs
 Defensive Coordinator: Jackie Simpson

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/President Eugene Klein
General Manager Johnny Sanders
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 418 6410 1135 5.6 48 22 22 372 350 594 4531 30 26 7.2 244 509 1879 18 3.7 106
Team Defense 327 4691 1057 4.4 38 18 27 284 300 519 2849 18 20 4.9 156 478 1842 18 3.9 101
Lg Rank Offense 4 1 28 27 1 2 1 3 22 2 17 16 8 24
Lg Rank Defense 18 6 13 5 7 20 6 8 18 4 8 10 20 16

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 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ Seattle Seahawks 34 13 22 421 224 197 13 249 202 47 2
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W OT 2-0 Oakland Raiders 30 24 30 448 372 76 7 25 435 249 186 4
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-0 @ Denver Broncos 30 13 16 303 211 92 3 22 374 221 153 7
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 24 7 18 296 188 108 16 193 101 92 4
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 4-1 Buffalo Bills 24 26 19 300 214 86 4 14 202 83 119 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 4-2 @ Oakland Raiders 24 38 30 435 345 90 6 14 374 157 217 1
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-2 New York Giants 44 7 31 567 456 111 3 13 206 124 82 3
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 31 42 21 449 352 97 7 29 425 227 198 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 31 14 21 389 263 126 21 320 207 113 3
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-4 Denver Broncos 13 20 26 459 324 135 3 11 219 131 88
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-4 Kansas City Chiefs 20 7 30 383 212 171 1 10 183 108 75 3
12 Thu November 20 boxscore W OT 8-4 @ Miami Dolphins 27 24 22 363 221 142 1 21 325 222 103 3
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-4 Philadelphia Eagles 22 21 17 403 330 73 2 20 263 171 92 1
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 9-5 @ Washington Redskins 17 40 17 286 181 105 7 23 390 241 149 3
15 Sat December 13 boxscore W 10-5 Seattle Seahawks 21 14 25 420 330 90 4 16 231 152 79 1
16 Mon December 22 boxscore W 11-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 26 17 27 488 308 180 16 302 253 49
Playoffs
Division Sat January 3 boxscore W 12-5 Buffalo Bills 20 14 21 397 301 96 3 17 244 147 97 3
ConfChamp Sun January 11 boxscore L 12-6 Oakland Raiders 27 34 26 434 351 83 3 21 362 224 138

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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* 29 QB 16 16 11-5-0 348 589 59.1 4715 30 5.1 24 4.1 65 8.0 7.2 13.5 294.7 84.7 32 210 7.25 6.48 5.2 2 3
11 Ed Luther 23 5 0 2 3 66.7 26 0 0.0 1 33.3 13 8.7 -6.3 13.0 5.2 54.2 0 0 8.67 -6.33 0.0
22 Mike Thomas 27 rb 10 5 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -22.50 0.0
Team Total 27.0 16 11-5-0 350 594 58.9 4741 30 5.1 26 4.4 65 8.0 7.0 13.5 296.3 83.0 32 210 7.24 6.33 5.1 2 3
Opp Total 16 300 519 57.8 3324 18 3.5 20 3.9 6.4 5.36 11.1 207.8 72.4 60 475 4.9 4.0 10.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
46 Chuck Muncie 27 fb/KR 11 5 135 659 4 53 4.9 59.9 12.3 24 234 9.8 0 19 2.2 21.3 893 4 10
22 Mike Thomas 27 rb 10 5 118 484 3 18 4.1 48.4 11.8 29 218 7.5 0 27 2.9 21.8 702 3 0
25 John Cappelletti 28 FB 10 8 101 364 5 46 3.6 36.4 10.1 13 112 8.6 0 12 1.3 11.2 476 5 1
40 Clarence Williams 25 RB 13 9 97 258 3 13 2.7 19.8 7.5 26 230 8.8 1 26 2.0 17.7 488 4 3
14 Dan Fouts* 29 QB 16 16 23 15 2 9 0.7 0.9 1.4 15 2 11
37 Hank Bauer 26 16 0 10 34 1 7 3.4 2.1 0.6 34 1 0
41 Booker Russell 24 15 0 8 41 0 10 5.1 2.7 0.5 41 0 1
34 LaRue Harrington 23 4 0 4 -7 0 -1 -1.8 -1.8 1.0 -7 0 0
33 Don Woods 29 2 0 4 10 0 5 2.5 5.0 2.0 10 0 0
11 Ed Luther 23 5 0 3 5 0 9 1.7 1.0 0.6 5 0 0
17 Rick Partridge 23 P 16 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 0
42 Mike Fuller 27 PR 16 5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 3
83 John Jefferson*+ 24 WR 16 16 1 16 0 16 16.0 1.0 0.1 82 1340 16.3 13 58 5.1 83.8 1356 13 0
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 23 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 89 1290 14.5 9 65 5.6 80.6 1290 9 2
18 Charlie Joiner*+ 33 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 71 1132 15.9 4 51 4.4 70.8 1132 4 3
88 Greg McCrary 28 te 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 106 9.6 2 28 0.7 6.6 106 2 0
84 Ron Smith 24 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 48 12.0 0 24 0.3 3.2 48 0 0
86 John Floyd 24 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 31 31.0 1 31 0.1 2.1 31 1 0
Team Total 27.0 16 509 1879 18 53 3.7 117.4 31.8 350 4741 13.5 30 65 21.9 296.3 6620 48 39
Opp Total 16 478 1842 18 3.9 115.1 29.9 300 2849 9.5 18 18.8 178.1 4691 36 39

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
42 Mike Fuller 27 PR 16 5 30 298 0 31 9.9 15 289 0 30 19.3 587
46 Chuck Muncie 27 fb/KR 11 5 16 344 0 44 21.5 1237
84 Ron Smith 24 15 0 10 186 0 27 18.6 234
26 Bernard Jackson 30 db 4 0 9 149 0 32 16.6 149
47 Frank Duncan 24 db 15 1 5 85 0 22 17.0 85
44 Pete Shaw 26 SS 12 12 5 20 0 6 4.0 20
27 Glen Edwards 33 FS 16 15 4 17 0 8 4.3 17
37 Hank Bauer 26 16 0 2 37 0 23 18.5 71
54 Jim Laslavic 29 lb 16 3 2 26 0 21 13.0 26
25 John Cappelletti 28 FB 10 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 476
86 John Floyd 24 15 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 31
55 Bob Horn 26 MLB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
83 John Jefferson*+ 24 WR 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 1356
41 Booker Russell 24 15 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 60
Team Total 27.0 16 41 335 0 31 8.2 62 1135 0 44 18.3 8090
Opp Total 16 43 359 0 8.3 75 1617 0 21.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
6 Rolf Benirschke 25 K 16 0 8 7 12 8 10 6 6 3 36 24 66.7% 48 46 95.8%
17 Rick Partridge 23 P 16 0 60 2347 55 1 39.1
Team Total 27.0 16 8 7 12 8 10 6 6 3 36 24 66.7% 48 46 95.8% 60 2347 55 1 39.1
Opp Total 16 34 16 47.1% 40 39 97.5% 86 3474 40.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
14 Dan Fouts* 29 QB 16 16 0 11 3 -5 0
46 Chuck Muncie 27 fb/KR 11 5 0 10 0 0 0
42 Mike Fuller 27 PR 16 5 0 3 4 0 0
27 Glen Edwards 33 FS 16 15 5 122 1 68 0
28 Willie Buchanon 30 LCB 16 16 2 13 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
51 Woodrow Lowe 26 RLB 16 16 3 72 1 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Pete Shaw 26 SS 12 12 4 50 0 25 0
79 Gary Johnson*+ 28 RDT 16 16 0 0 3 0 0
18 Charlie Joiner*+ 33 WR 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
74 Louie Kelcher* 27 LDT 15 14 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
62 Don Macek 26 C 16 16 0 2 1 -23 0
17 Rick Partridge 23 P 16 0 0 0 3 0 0
45 Hal Stringert 28 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 26 0
40 Clarence Williams 25 RB 13 9 0 3 0 0 0
55 Bob Horn 26 MLB 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
54 Jim Laslavic 29 lb 16 3 2 11 0 11 0
56 Bob Rush 25 c 15 1 0 2 0 -35 0
41 Booker Russell 24 15 0 0 1 1 0 0
66 Billy Shields 27 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
59 Cliff Thrift 24 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 23 TE 16 11 0 2 0 0 0
25 John Cappelletti 28 FB 10 8 0 1 0 0 0
71 Fred Dean*+ 28 RDE 14 11 0 0 1 0 0
73 Charles DeJurnett 28 nt 15 4 0 0 1 0 0
48 Jerome Dove 27 db 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
53 Ralph Perretta 27 5 0 0 1 0 -8 0
52 Ray Preston 26 LLB 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
67 Ed White 33 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
29 Mike Williams 27 RCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
99 Wilbur Young 31 de 12 3 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 20 270 2 68 0 0 39 33 -45 0
Opp Total 16 32 39 21

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
6 Rolf Benirschke 25 K 16 0 46 24 118
83 John Jefferson*+ 24 WR 16 16 13 13 78
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 23 TE 16 11 9 9 54
25 John Cappelletti 28 FB 10 8 5 5 30
18 Charlie Joiner*+ 33 WR 16 16 4 4 24
46 Chuck Muncie 27 fb/KR 11 5 4 4 24
40 Clarence Williams 25 RB 13 9 3 1 4 24
22 Mike Thomas 27 rb 10 5 3 3 18
14 Dan Fouts* 29 QB 16 16 2 2 12
88 Greg McCrary 28 te 16 10 2 2 12
37 Hank Bauer 26 16 0 1 1 6
27 Glen Edwards 33 FS 16 15 1 1 6
86 John Floyd 24 15 0 1 1 6
51 Woodrow Lowe 26 RLB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 16 18 30 2 50 46 24 418
Opp Total 16 18 18 3 1 39 16 327