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1982 San Diego Chargers

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6-3-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.3, Offense: 10.6, Defense: -5.3, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 288 points (32.0/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 221 points (24.6/g), 24th.
 Differential of 67 points (7.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 5.9-3.1.

Coach: Don Coryell (6-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Larrye Weaver
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass

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
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 288 4048 617 6.6 20 8 16 233 208 338 2927 19 12 8.4 145 267 1121 15 4.2 72
Team Defense 221 3253 591 5.5 25 12 12 196 233 342 2292 10 13 6.3 119 230 961 10 4.2 65
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 10 5 1 2 1 1 13 1 19 11 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 24 25 7 5 26 27 28 8 10 24 2 9 21 24

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 @ Denver Broncos 23 3 23 393 253 140 17 323 222 101 6
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 1-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 12 19 16 282 204 78 3 20 282 182 100 1
3 Mon November 22 boxscore L 1-2 @ Los Angeles Raiders 24 28 26 411 339 72 4 23 326 145 181 2
4 Sun November 28 boxscore W 2-2 Denver Broncos 30 20 28 436 330 106 3 20 294 175 119 5
5 Sun December 5 boxscore W 3-2 @ Cleveland Browns 30 13 24 382 252 130 2 24 398 308 90 2
6 Sat December 11 boxscore W 4-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 41 37 28 538 444 94 29 465 366 99 2
7 Mon December 20 boxscore W 5-2 Cincinnati Bengals 50 34 34 661 486 175 3 22 441 397 44 1
8 Sun December 26 boxscore W 6-2 Baltimore Colts 44 26 25 507 338 169 3 20 370 300 70 5
9 Sun January 2 boxscore L 6-3 Los Angeles Raiders 34 41 29 438 281 157 2 21 354 197 157 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 9 boxscore W 7-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 28 29 479 333 146 2 26 422 325 97 2
Division Sun January 16 boxscore L 7-4 @ Miami Dolphins 13 34 17 247 168 79 7 29 413 199 214 2

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*+ 31 QB 9 9 6-3-0 204 330 61.8% 2883 17 5.2 11 3.3 44 8.7 8.3 14.1 320.3 93.3 12 94 8.15 7.70 3.5 2 3
11 Ed Luther 25 9 0 2 4 50.0% 55 0 0.0 1 25.0 55 13.8 2.5 27.5 6.1 56.2 0 0 13.75 2.50 0.0
46 Chuck Muncie* 29 RB 9 9 2 3 66.7% 83 2 66.7 0 0.0 66 27.7 41.0 41.5 9.2 149.3 0 0 27.67 41.00 0.0
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 25 TE 9 9 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.4 9 6-3-0 208 338 61.5% 3021 19 5.6 12 3.6 66 8.9 8.5 14.5 335.7 94.6 12 94 8.36 7.91 3.4 2 3
Opp Total 9 233 342 68.1% 2437 10 2.9 13 3.8 7.1 6.00 10.5 270.8 82.5 19 145 6.3 5.3 5.3

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
46 Chuck Muncie* 29 RB 9 9 138 569 8 27 4.1 63.2 15.3 25 207 8.3 1 39 2.8 23.0 776 9 4
21 James Brooks 24 KR/PR 9 0 87 430 6 48 4.9 47.8 9.7 13 66 5.1 0 12 1.4 7.3 496 6 4
25 John Cappelletti 30 FB 9 6 22 82 0 17 3.7 9.1 2.4 7 48 6.9 0 22 0.8 5.3 130 0 1
14 Dan Fouts*+ 31 QB 9 9 9 8 1 9 0.9 0.9 1.0 8 1 2
89 Wes Chandler*+ 26 WR 8 8 5 32 0 21 6.4 4.0 0.6 49 1032 21.1 9 66 6.1 129.0 1064 9 0
40 Jim Jodat 28 7 0 3 7 0 3 2.3 1.0 0.4 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 7 0 0
42 Ricky Bell 27 4 0 2 6 0 4 3.0 1.5 0.5 6 0 0
11 Ed Luther 25 9 0 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -1.4 0.1 -13 0 1
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 25 TE 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 721 13.4 6 40 6.0 80.1 721 6 1
18 Charlie Joiner 35 WR 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 545 15.1 0 43 4.0 60.6 545 0 1
85 Eric Sievers 25 te 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 173 14.4 1 26 1.3 19.2 173 1 0
87 Dwight Scales 29 wr 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 105 17.5 1 29 0.7 11.7 105 1 0
81 Scott Fitzkee 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 47 15.7 1 18 0.3 5.2 47 1 0
82 Bobby Duckworth 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 77 38.5 0 55 0.4 15.4 77 0 0
Team Total 27.4 9 267 1121 15 48 4.2 124.6 29.7 208 3021 14.5 19 66 23.1 335.7 4142 34 17
Opp Total 9 230 961 10 4.2 106.8 25.6 233 2292 9.8 10 25.9 254.7 3253 20 19

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
21 James Brooks 24 KR/PR 9 0 12 138 0 29 11.5 33 749 0 47 22.7 1383
49 Andre Young 22 db 8 2 4 45 0 16 11.3 45
40 Jim Jodat 28 7 0 3 45 0 16 15.0 52
37 Hank Bauer 28 9 0 2 24 0 15 12.0 24
42 Ricky Bell 27 4 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 16
75 Andrew Gissinger 23 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
85 Eric Sievers 25 te 9 2 1 17 0 17 17.0 190
Team Total 27.4 9 12 138 0 29 11.5 45 890 0 47 19.8 5170
Opp Total 9 7 86 0 12.3 51 991 0 19.4

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
6 Rolf Benirschke* 27 K 9 0 2 2 7 6 1 7 7 5 1 22 16 72.7%% 34 32 94.1%%
7 Maury Buford 22 P 9 0 21 868 71 2 41.3
Team Total 27.4 9 2 2 7 6 1 7 7 5 1 22 16 72.7%% 34 32 94.1%% 21 868 71 2 41.3
Opp Total 9 19 16 84.2%% 25 23 92.0%% 27 1212 44.9

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
76 Keith Ferguson 23 RDE 9 8 4.5 0 0 1 0 0
21 James Brooks 24 KR/PR 9 0 0 4 1 0 0
14 Dan Fouts*+ 31 QB 9 9 0 2 3 0 0
48 Tim Fox 29 FS 7 7 4 103 0 35 0 0 1 0 0 0
46 Chuck Muncie* 29 RB 9 9 0 4 1 0 0
49 Andre Young 22 db 8 2 2 9 0 9 0 0 1 2 0 0
79 Gary Johnson* 30 RDT 9 9 4.0 1
59 Cliff Thrift 26 MLB 9 9 2 16 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
68 Leroy Jones 32 LDE 8 8 1.5 0 0 2 0 0
91 Rick Ackerman 23 nt 9 1 3.0
74 Louie Kelcher 29 LDT 8 7 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Woodrow Lowe 28 RLB 9 7 2.0 1 2 0 2 0
57 Linden King 27 LLB 9 7 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Ed Luther 25 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
52 Ray Preston 28 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
29 Mike Williams 29 RCB 9 8 2 12 0 6 0
27 Jeff Allen 25 LCB 9 9 1 0 0 0 0
25 John Cappelletti 30 FB 9 6 0 1 0 0 0
43 Bob Gregor 25 db 4 3 1 6 0 6 0
88 Pete Holohan 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Charlie Joiner 35 WR 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
30 Bruce Laird 32 SS 9 6 0 0 1 0 0
62 Don Macek 28 C 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
58 Dewey Selmon 29 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 25 TE 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
99 Wilbur Young 33 de 9 2 1.0
Team Total 27.4 9 19.0 13 148 0 35 0 0 17 20 0 0 1
Opp Total 9 12 19 7

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
6 Rolf Benirschke* 27 K 9 0 32 16 80
89 Wes Chandler*+ 26 WR 8 8 9 9 54
46 Chuck Muncie* 29 RB 9 9 8 1 9 54
21 James Brooks 24 KR/PR 9 0 6 6 36
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 25 TE 9 9 6 6 36
81 Scott Fitzkee 25 9 0 1 1 6
14 Dan Fouts*+ 31 QB 9 9 1 1 6
87 Dwight Scales 29 wr 9 2 1 1 6
85 Eric Sievers 25 te 9 2 1 1 6
79 Gary Johnson* 30 RDT 9 9 1 2
Team Total 27.4 9 15 19 34 32 16 2 286
Opp Total 9 10 10 2 3 23 16 221

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1982-09-12 @ DEN W, 23-3 3 18 pass Scott Fitzkee 18 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
2 1982-09-12 @ DEN W, 23-3 4 10 rush Chuck Muncie 10 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
3 1982-09-19 @ KAN L, 12-19 3 17 pass Wes Chandler 17 yard pass from Chuck Muncie (Rolf Benirschke kick)
4 1982-11-22 @ RAI L, 24-28 1 29 pass Dwight Scales 29 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
5 1982-11-22 @ RAI L, 24-28 2 2 rush Chuck Muncie 2 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
6 1982-11-22 @ RAI L, 24-28 2 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
7 1982-11-28 DEN W, 30-20 2 3 pass Kellen Winslow 3 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
8 1982-11-28 DEN W, 30-20 2 28 pass Kellen Winslow 28 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
9 1982-11-28 DEN W, 30-20 4 2 pass Kellen Winslow 2 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
10 1982-12-05 @ CLE W, 30-13 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
11 1982-12-05 @ CLE W, 30-13 1 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
12 1982-12-05 @ CLE W, 30-13 2 1 rush James Brooks 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
13 1982-12-05 @ CLE W, 30-13 2 11 rush James Brooks 11 yard rush
14 1982-12-11 @ SFO W, 41-37 1 31 pass Wes Chandler 31 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
15 1982-12-11 @ SFO W, 41-37 2 25 pass Eric Sievers 25 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
16 1982-12-11 @ SFO W, 41-37 2 14 pass Wes Chandler 14 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
17 1982-12-11 @ SFO W, 41-37 3 20 pass Wes Chandler 20 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
18 1982-12-11 @ SFO W, 41-37 4 1 pass Chuck Muncie 1 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
19 1982-12-20 CIN W, 50-34 1 66 pass Wes Chandler 66 yard pass from Chuck Muncie (Rolf Benirschke kick)
20 1982-12-20 CIN W, 50-34 2 17 rush James Brooks 17 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
21 1982-12-20 CIN W, 50-34 3 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
22 1982-12-20 CIN W, 50-34 3 38 pass Wes Chandler 38 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
23 1982-12-20 CIN W, 50-34 3 48 rush James Brooks 48 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
24 1982-12-20 CIN W, 50-34 4 1 rush James Brooks 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
25 1982-12-26 BAL W, 44-26 1 30 pass Kellen Winslow 30 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
26 1982-12-26 BAL W, 44-26 2 41 pass Wes Chandler 41 yard pass from Dan Fouts
27 1982-12-26 BAL W, 44-26 2 13 pass Kellen Winslow 13 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
28 1982-12-26 BAL W, 44-26 3 8 rush James Brooks 8 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
29 1982-12-26 BAL W, 44-26 3 44 pass Wes Chandler 44 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
30 1982-12-26 BAL W, 44-26 4 28 pass Kellen Winslow 28 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
31 1983-01-02 RAI L, 34-41 3 25 pass Wes Chandler 25 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
32 1983-01-02 RAI L, 34-41 3 2 rush Chuck Muncie 2 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
33 1983-01-02 RAI L, 34-41 4 1 rush Chuck Muncie 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
34 1983-01-02 RAI L, 34-41 4 4 rush Dan Fouts 4 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1982-09-19 @ KAN W, 19-12 1 0 fumble Dave Klug 0 yard fumble return (Nick Lowery kick)
2 1982-11-22 @ RAI W, 28-24 2 1 pass Todd Christensen 1 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
3 1982-11-22 @ RAI W, 28-24 3 3 rush Marcus Allen 3 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
4 1982-11-22 @ RAI W, 28-24 3 6 rush Marcus Allen 6 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
5 1982-11-22 @ RAI W, 28-24 4 1 rush Frank Hawkins 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
6 1982-11-28 DEN L, 20-30 2 15 pass Rick Upchurch 15 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Rich Karlis kick)
7 1982-11-28 DEN L, 20-30 3 6 rush Steve DeBerg 6 yard rush (Rich Karlis kick)
8 1982-12-05 @ CLE L, 13-30 3 4 pass Ozzie Newsome 4 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Matt Bahr kick)
9 1982-12-11 @ SFO L, 37-41 1 11 rush Joe Montana 11 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
10 1982-12-11 @ SFO L, 37-41 2 6 pass Jeff Moore 6 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
11 1982-12-11 @ SFO L, 37-41 3 14 pass Freddie Solomon 14 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
12 1982-12-11 @ SFO L, 37-41 4 9 rush Bill Ring 9 yard rush
13 1982-12-11 @ SFO L, 37-41 4 7 pass Dwight Clark 7 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
14 1982-12-20 CIN L, 34-50 1 12 rush Ken Anderson 12 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
15 1982-12-20 CIN L, 34-50 2 62 interception Bo Harris 62 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
16 1982-12-20 CIN L, 34-50 2 6 pass Cris Collinsworth 6 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
17 1982-12-20 CIN L, 34-50 3 17 pass M.L. Harris 17 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
18 1982-12-26 BAL L, 26-44 3 15 pass Matt Bouza 15 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Dan Miller kick)
19 1982-12-26 BAL L, 26-44 4 1 rush Curtis Dickey 1 yard rush (pass failed)
20 1982-12-26 BAL L, 26-44 4 0 fumble Tim Sherwin 0 yard fumble return (Dan Miller kick)
21 1983-01-02 RAI W, 41-34 2 2 pass Frank Hawkins 2 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Chris Bahr kick)
22 1983-01-02 RAI W, 41-34 3 56 interception Mike Davis 56 yard interception return (Chris Bahr kick)
23 1983-01-02 RAI W, 41-34 4 2 rush Marcus Allen 2 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
24 1983-01-02 RAI W, 41-34 4 52 interception James Davis 52 yard interception return (Chris Bahr kick)
25 1983-01-02 RAI W, 41-34 4 22 rush Marcus Allen 22 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)