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1985 San Diego Chargers

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.1, Offense: 8.3, Defense: -7.2, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 467 points (29.2/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 435 points (27.2/g), 25th.
 Differential of 32 points (2.0/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Don Coryell (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Adolph and Tom Bass
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Mora (Defensive Quality Control) and Al Saunders (Wide Receivers)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Alex Spanos
General Manager Johnny Sanders
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 467 6535 1111 5.9 49 19 29 380 386 632 4870 37 30 7.3 259 440 1665 20 3.8 92
Team Defense 435 6265 1105 5.7 42 16 24 364 357 595 4293 28 26 6.8 218 470 1972 25 4.2 122
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 27 18 1 1 1 1 27 1 20 20 4 21
Lg Rank Defense 25 28 7 15 28 27 28 25 5 27 12 13 27 18

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 8 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 14 9 17 308 208 100 2 19 455 371 84 3
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-1 Seattle Seahawks 35 49 32 557 494 63 4 30 489 293 196
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 44 41 26 517 344 173 3 32 448 296 152 5
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-2 Cleveland Browns 7 21 16 275 219 56 2 23 440 165 275 1
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 21 26 20 345 305 40 5 17 253 145 108 1
6 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-3 Kansas City Chiefs 31 20 22 350 287 63 3 14 325 277 48 3
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 21 23 295 163 132 4 27 360 298 62 3
8 Mon October 28 boxscore L 3-5 @ Los Angeles Raiders 21 34 22 324 274 50 1 22 408 252 156 3
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-5 Denver Broncos 30 10 24 430 285 145 3 17 295 231 64 3
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W OT 5-5 Los Angeles Raiders 40 34 29 593 426 167 1 26 454 289 165 3
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L OT 5-6 @ Denver Broncos 24 30 22 340 245 95 4 21 331 240 91 2
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 5-7 @ Houston Oilers 35 37 29 439 323 116 5 26 415 278 137 2
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W 6-7 Buffalo Bills 40 7 21 365 269 96 3 21 347 238 109 5
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 7-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 54 44 23 448 364 84 3 28 427 275 152 4
15 Sun December 15 boxscore W 8-7 Philadelphia Eagles 20 14 22 417 323 94 3 22 382 307 75 3
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 8-8 @ Kansas City Chiefs 34 38 32 532 341 191 3 19 436 338 98 1

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* 34 QB 14 12 7-5-0 254 430 59.1 3638 27 6.3 20 4.7 75 8.5 7.6 14.3 259.9 88.1 18 135 7.82 7.02 4.0 3 3
9 Mark Herrmann 26 qb 9 4 1-3-0 132 201 65.7 1537 10 5.0 10 5.0 59 7.6 6.4 11.6 170.8 84.5 19 157 6.27 5.14 8.6 1 1
88 Pete Holohan 26 te 15 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 8 -4.00 -4.00 50.0
40 Gary Anderson 24 rb 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 -5.00 -5.00 100.0
Team Total 26.0 16 8-8-0 386 632 61.1 5175 37 5.9 30 4.7 75 8.2 7.2 13.4 323.4 86.8 39 305 7.26 6.35 5.8 4 4
Opp Total 16 357 595 60.0 4597 28 4.7 26 4.4 7.7 6.70 12.9 287.3 81.8 40 304 6.8 5.8 6.3

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
43 Tim Spencer 25 FB 16 15 124 478 10 24 3.9 29.9 7.8 11 135 12.3 0 43 0.7 8.4 613 10 1
40 Gary Anderson 24 rb 12 6 116 429 4 27 3.7 35.8 9.7 35 422 12.1 2 52 2.9 35.2 851 6 5
26 Lionel James 23 KR/PR/RB 16 7 105 516 2 56 4.9 32.3 6.6 86 1027 11.9 6 67 5.4 64.2 1543 8 9
21 Buford McGee 25 rb 11 1 42 181 3 44 4.3 16.5 3.8 3 15 5.0 0 7 0.3 1.4 196 3 4
9 Mark Herrmann 26 qb 9 4 18 -8 0 11 -0.4 -0.9 2.0 -8 0 8
42 Curtis Adams 23 1 0 16 49 1 14 3.1 49.0 16.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 1.0 12.0 61 1 0
14 Dan Fouts* 34 QB 14 12 11 -1 0 7 -0.1 -0.1 0.8 -1 0 13
45 Anthony Steels 26 6 0 6 12 0 3 2.0 2.0 1.0 12 0 0
89 Wes Chandler* 29 WR 15 13 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.6 0.1 67 1199 17.9 10 75 4.5 79.9 1208 10 1
2 Ralf Mojsiejenko 22 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
18 Charlie Joiner 38 WR 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 59 932 15.8 7 39 3.7 58.3 932 7 1
88 Pete Holohan 26 te 15 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 458 10.9 3 23 2.8 30.5 458 3 1
85 Eric Sievers 28 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 438 10.7 6 30 2.6 27.4 438 6 0
80 Kellen Winslow 28 te 10 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 318 12.7 0 26 2.5 31.8 318 0 0
86 Jesse Bendross 23 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 156 14.2 2 54 0.7 9.8 156 2 0
83 Trumaine Johnson 25 wr 11 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 51 12.8 1 20 0.4 4.6 51 1 0
84 Chris Faulkner 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.3 12 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 440 1665 20 56 3.8 104.1 27.5 386 5175 13.4 37 75 24.1 323.4 6840 57 44
Opp Total 16 470 1972 25 4.2 123.3 29.4 357 4293 12.0 28 22.3 268.3 6265 53 37

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
26 Lionel James 23 KR/PR/RB 16 7 25 213 0 24 8.5 36 779 0 46 21.6 2535
40 Gary Anderson 24 rb 12 6 13 302 1 98 23.2 1153
45 Anthony Steels 26 6 0 10 223 0 54 22.3 235
21 Buford McGee 25 rb 11 1 7 135 0 33 19.3 331
42 Curtis Adams 23 1 0 2 50 0 26 25.0 111
86 Jesse Bendross 23 wr 16 2 1 2 0 2 2.0 158
88 Pete Holohan 26 te 15 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 458
85 Eric Sievers 28 TE 16 11 1 3 0 3 3.0 441
Team Total 26.0 16 25 213 0 24 8.5 71 1494 1 98 21.0 8547
Opp Total 16 36 274 0 7.6 68 1363 0 20.0

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
16 Bob Thomas 33 K 15 0 1 1 8 8 10 6 7 3 2 28 18 64.3% 55 51 92.7%
2 Ralf Mojsiejenko 22 P 16 0 68 2881 67 0 42.4
6 Rolf Benirschke 30 k 1 0 2 2 100.0%
Team Total 26.0 16 1 1 8 8 10 6 7 3 2 28 18 64.3% 57 53 93.0% 68 2881 67 0 42.4
Opp Total 16 30 18 60.0% 54 51 94.4% 70 2716 38.8

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* 34 QB 14 12 0 13 6 -11 0
99 Lee Williams 23 LDE 16 16 9.0 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 2 0
9 Mark Herrmann 26 qb 9 4 0 8 2 -26 0
26 Lionel James 23 KR/PR/RB 16 7 0 9 1 0 0
51 Woodrow Lowe 31 ROLB 16 14 5.5 3 6 0 4 0
40 Gary Anderson 24 rb 12 6 0 5 3 0 0
57 Linden King 30 LOLB 16 16 6.0 2 8 0 5 0
90 Fred Robinson 24 lb 16 1 7.0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Buford McGee 25 rb 11 1 0 4 2 0 0
54 Billy Ray Smith 24 RILB 15 15 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
23 Danny Walters 25 RCB 16 16 5 71 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Mike Green 24 LILB 15 15 1.0 2 17 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
29 John Hendy 23 LCB 16 10 4 139 1 75 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Carlos Bradley 25 lb 10 2 2.0 2 36 0 18 0
20 Wayne Davis 22 lcb 16 6 1.0 2 29 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
93 Earl Wilson 27 RDE 16 9 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Chuck Ehin 24 NT 16 15 1.5 0 0 1 0 0
22 Gill Byrd 24 SS 16 16 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Jeffery Dale 23 FS 16 16 2 83 1 47 0
76 Keith Ferguson 26 rde 10 7 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Miles McPherson 25 9 0 1 30 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Anthony Steels 26 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
89 Wes Chandler* 29 WR 15 13 0 1 0 0 0
77 Sam Claphan 29 RT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
84 Chris Faulkner 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
92 Scott Garnett 23 5 0 1.0
88 Pete Holohan 26 te 15 3 0 1 0 0 0
18 Charlie Joiner 38 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
2 Ralf Mojsiejenko 22 P 16 0 0 1 0 -13 0
56 Vince Osby 24 7 0 0 0 1 46 0
43 Tim Spencer 25 FB 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
66 Rich Umphrey 27 c 11 1 0 0 1 6 0
Team Total 26.0 16 40.0 26 461 2 75 0 0 44 35 4 0
Opp Total 16 39 37 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
16 Bob Thomas 33 K 15 0 51 18 105
89 Wes Chandler* 29 WR 15 13 10 10 60
43 Tim Spencer 25 FB 16 15 10 10 60
26 Lionel James 23 KR/PR/RB 16 7 2 6 8 48
40 Gary Anderson 24 rb 12 6 4 2 1 7 42
18 Charlie Joiner 38 WR 16 14 7 7 42
85 Eric Sievers 28 TE 16 11 6 6 36
88 Pete Holohan 26 te 15 3 3 3 18
21 Buford McGee 25 rb 11 1 3 3 18
86 Jesse Bendross 23 wr 16 2 2 2 12
42 Curtis Adams 23 1 0 1 1 6
37 Jeffery Dale 23 FS 16 16 1 1 6
29 John Hendy 23 LCB 16 10 1 1 6
83 Trumaine Johnson 25 wr 11 2 1 1 6
6 Rolf Benirschke 30 k 1 0 2 2
Team Total 26.0 16 20 37 1 2 60 53 18 467
Opp Total 16 25 28 1 51 18 435