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1986 San Diego Chargers

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.9, Offense: 1.2, Defense: -3.1, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (20.9/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 396 points (24.8/g), 24th.
 Differential of -61 points (-3.8/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.4-9.6.

Coach: Don Coryell (1-7-0) and Al Saunders (3-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese
 Defensive Coordinator: Ron Lynn
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Mora (Defensive Assistant/Secondary)

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 335 5356 1107 4.8 49 16 24 334 339 604 3780 21 33 5.9 212 471 1576 19 3.3 98
Team Defense 396 5366 1046 5.1 37 22 22 308 288 509 3688 27 15 6.5 182 475 1678 14 3.5 104
Lg Rank Offense 15 12 27 13 4 2 7 13 28 14 15 24 6 27
Lg Rank Defense 24 23 12 1 17 13 25 25 24 24 13 7 15 3

Team Games & Schedule

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 Miami Dolphins 50 28 31 500 276 224 20 339 294 45 4
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 @ New York Giants 7 20 18 262 221 41 7 25 391 257 134 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-2 Washington Redskins 27 30 26 351 204 147 3 19 425 333 92 1
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 @ Los Angeles Raiders 13 17 16 256 200 56 4 21 377 276 101 5
5 Mon October 6 boxscore L 1-4 @ Seattle Seahawks 7 33 15 271 222 49 5 29 512 294 218 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-5 Denver Broncos 14 31 19 358 316 42 2 25 403 247 156 1
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 41 42 35 512 381 131 5 13 222 158 64 1
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 23 14 259 187 72 3 15 251 124 127 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 1-8 Kansas City Chiefs 23 24 14 225 34 191 5 16 282 233 49 3
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 2-8 @ Denver Broncos 9 3 14 225 147 78 2 12 245 184 61 5
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 2-9 Dallas Cowboys 21 24 19 307 242 65 2 20 254 153 101 1
12 Thu November 20 boxscore L OT 2-10 Los Angeles Raiders 31 37 30 392 263 129 4 25 466 327 139 2
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 3-10 @ Indianapolis Colts 17 3 21 391 290 101 2 11 177 122 55 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 4-10 Houston Oilers 27 0 23 409 285 124 9 134 55 79 3
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 4-11 Seattle Seahawks 24 34 22 305 220 85 1 24 426 286 140
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 4-12 @ Cleveland Browns 17 47 17 333 292 41 4 24 462 345 117 2

Passing

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 35 QB 12 12 3-9-0 252 430 58.6 3031 16 3.7 22 5.1 65 7.0 5.5 12.0 252.6 71.4 21 173 6.34 4.85 4.7
9 Mark Herrmann 27 qb 6 1 0-1-0 51 97 52.6 627 2 2.1 3 3.1 28 6.5 5.5 12.3 104.5 66.8 5 43 5.73 4.79 4.9
12 Tom Flick 28 qb 11 3 1-2-0 33 73 45.2 361 2 2.7 8 11.0 26 4.9 0.6 10.9 32.8 29.9 6 49 3.95 -0.10 7.6
88 Pete Holohan 27 te 16 6 1 2 50.0 21 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 10.5 10.5 21.0 1.3 87.5 0 0 10.50 10.50 0.0
40 Gary Anderson* 25 KR/PR/RB 16 12 1 1 100.0 4 1 100.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 24.0 4.0 0.3 122.9 0 0 4.00 24.00 0.0
21 Buford McGee 26 rb 9 3 1 1 100.0 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.1 79.2 0 0 1.00 1.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 16 4-12-0 339 604 56.1 4045 21 3.5 33 5.5 65 6.7 4.9 11.9 252.8 65.6 32 265 5.94 4.27 5.0 0 0
Opp Total 16 288 509 56.6 4128 27 5.3 15 2.9 8.1 7.84 14.3 258.0 88.4 62 440 6.5 6.2 10.9

Rushing & Receiving

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
40 Gary Anderson* 25 KR/PR/RB 16 12 127 442 1 17 3.5 27.6 7.9 80 871 10.9 8 65 5.0 54.4 1313 9 5
42 Curtis Adams 24 rb 7 2 118 366 4 22 3.1 52.3 16.9 4 26 6.5 0 10 0.6 3.7 392 4 3
43 Tim Spencer 26 FB 14 12 99 350 6 23 3.5 25.0 7.1 6 48 8.0 0 15 0.4 3.4 398 6 2
21 Buford McGee 26 rb 9 3 63 187 7 20 3.0 20.8 7.0 10 105 10.5 0 18 1.1 11.7 292 7 4
26 Lionel James 24 rb 7 1 51 224 0 24 4.4 32.0 7.3 23 173 7.5 0 18 3.3 24.7 397 0 5
12 Tom Flick 28 qb 11 3 6 5 1 7 0.8 0.5 0.5 5 1 1
14 Dan Fouts 35 QB 12 12 4 -3 0 0 -0.8 -0.3 0.3 -3 0 4
9 Mark Herrmann 27 qb 6 1 2 6 0 6 3.0 1.0 0.3 6 0 2
7 Bruce Mathison 27 2 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0.5 -1 0 0
80 Kellen Winslow 29 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 728 11.4 5 28 4.0 45.5 728 5 0
89 Wes Chandler 30 WR 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 874 15.6 4 40 3.5 54.6 874 4 2
18 Charlie Joiner 39 WR 15 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 440 12.9 2 33 2.3 29.3 440 2 0
83 Trumaine Johnson 26 wr 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 399 13.3 1 30 1.9 24.9 399 1 1
88 Pete Holohan 27 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 356 12.3 1 34 1.8 22.3 356 1 0
85 Eric Sievers 29 te 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 14 7.0 0 9 0.2 1.6 14 0 0
81 Timmie Ware 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.2 11 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 471 1576 19 24 3.3 98.5 29.4 339 4045 11.9 21 65 21.2 252.8 5621 40 29
Opp Total 16 475 1678 14 3.5 104.9 29.7 288 3688 12.8 27 18.0 230.5 5366 41 42

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
40 Gary Anderson* 25 KR/PR/RB 16 12 25 227 0 30 9.1 24 482 0 35 20.1 2022
26 Lionel James 24 rb 7 1 9 94 0 21 10.4 18 315 0 31 17.5 806
42 Curtis Adams 24 rb 7 2 5 100 0 25 20.0 492
43 Tim Spencer 26 FB 14 12 5 81 0 21 16.2 479
30 Kevin Wyatt 22 16 0 5 74 0 23 14.8 74
89 Wes Chandler 30 WR 16 14 3 13 0 10 4.3 1 11 0 11 11.0 898
83 Trumaine Johnson 26 wr 16 4 3 48 0 21 16.0 447
80 Kellen Winslow 29 TE 16 16 2 11 0 8 5.5 739
21 Buford McGee 26 rb 9 3 1 15 0 15 15.0 307
50 Gary Plummer 26 LILB 15 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 37 334 0 30 9.0 65 1137 0 35 17.5 7092
Opp Total 16 43 370 1 8.6 60 1088 0 18.1

Kicking & Punting

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
2 Ralf Mojsiejenko 23 P 16 0 72 3026 62 2 42.0
6 Rolf Benirschke 31 K 16 0 1 1 9 6 8 5 5 3 2 1 25 16 64.0% 41 39 95.1%
89 Wes Chandler 30 WR 16 14 5 167 38 0 33.4
Team Total 26.2 16 1 1 9 6 8 5 5 3 2 1 25 16 64.0% 41 39 95.1% 77 3193 62 2 41.5
Opp Total 16 31 23 74.2% 46 45 97.8% 81 3305 40.8

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
50 Gary Plummer 26 LILB 15 13 2.5 1 0 2 0 0 98 0
91 Leslie O'Neal 22 RDE 13 13 12.5 2 22 1 17 0 3 0 2 0 0 82 0
25 Vencie Glenn 22 fs 12 7 2 31 0 31 0 0 0 2 32 0 33 0
99 Lee Williams 24 LDE 16 16 15.0 0 0 1 6 0
54 Billy Ray Smith 25 LOLB 16 15 11.0 0 0 1 0 0
96 Blaise Winter 24 4 0 6 0
92 Dee Hardison 30 15 0 6.5 0 0 1 0 0
40 Gary Anderson* 25 KR/PR/RB 16 12 0 5 2 0 0
57 Thomas Benson 25 RILB 16 16 5.0 0 0 2 0 0
14 Dan Fouts 35 QB 12 12 0 4 2 -13 0
26 Lionel James 24 rb 7 1 0 5 1 0 0
93 Earl Wilson 28 rde 16 6 5.5
22 Gill Byrd 25 FS/rcb 15 14 5 45 0 18 0
42 Curtis Adams 24 rb 7 2 0 3 1 0 0
37 Jeffery Dale 24 SS 16 16 4 153 0 50 0
21 Buford McGee 26 rb 9 3 0 4 0 -3 0
78 Chuck Ehin 25 NT 12 9 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
32 Donald Brown 23 RCB 13 7 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 0
90 Fred Robinson 25 rolb 10 5 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
43 Tim Spencer 26 FB 14 12 0 2 1 0 0
89 Wes Chandler 30 WR 16 14 0 2 0 0 0
12 Tom Flick 28 qb 11 3 0 1 1 0 0
9 Mark Herrmann 27 qb 6 1 0 2 0 0 0
51 Woodrow Lowe 32 ROLB 16 9 0 0 2 0 0
24 Ken Taylor 23 LCB 14 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Kellen Winslow 29 TE 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
53 Mike Douglass 31 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Trumaine Johnson 26 wr 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
62 Don Macek 32 C 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
55 Derrie Nelson 28 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
98 Terry Unrein 24 nt 12 7 0.5
Team Total 26.2 16 62.0 15 274 1 50 0 4 29 32 22 0 219 0
Opp Total 16 32 42 20

Scoring Summary

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 31 K 16 0 39 16 87
40 Gary Anderson* 25 KR/PR/RB 16 12 1 8 9 54
21 Buford McGee 26 rb 9 3 7 7 42
43 Tim Spencer 26 FB 14 12 6 6 36
80 Kellen Winslow 29 TE 16 16 5 5 30
42 Curtis Adams 24 rb 7 2 4 4 24
89 Wes Chandler 30 WR 16 14 4 4 24
18 Charlie Joiner 39 WR 15 9 2 2 12
12 Tom Flick 28 qb 11 3 1 1 6
88 Pete Holohan 27 te 16 6 1 1 6
83 Trumaine Johnson 26 wr 16 4 1 1 6
91 Leslie O'Neal 22 RDE 13 13 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 16 19 21 1 41 39 16 1 333
Opp Total 16 14 27 1 2 2 45 23 396