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1987 San Diego Chargers

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8-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -4.3, Defense: 0.5, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 253 points (16.9/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 317 points (21.1/g), 15th.
 Differential of -64 points (-4.3/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.5-9.5.

Coach: Al Saunders (8-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dave Levy
 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 Steve Ortmayer
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 253 4588 951 4.8 43 20 21 264 303 516 3280 13 23 5.9 175 396 1308 11 3.3 68
Team Defense 317 4953 1008 4.9 28 15 24 280 227 441 2782 19 13 5.7 136 522 2171 14 4.2 120
Lg Rank Offense 27 21 25 23 24 7 8 27 22 13 26 27 20 28
Lg Rank Defense 15 15 22 14 10 2 4 8 25 8 25 24 14 23

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 13 20 19 342 258 84 4 15 232 58 174 1
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-1 St. Louis Cardinals 28 24 17 282 152 130 2 24 471 412 59 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 9 15 261 169 92 2 11 206 -13 219
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 13 22 385 260 125 3 7 201 70 131 1
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 23 17 14 244 147 97 19 314 176 138 3
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-1 Kansas City Chiefs 42 21 30 391 277 114 2 21 371 305 66 5
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W OT 6-1 Cleveland Browns 27 24 22 414 286 128 2 19 339 267 72 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 16 13 15 296 214 82 4 18 303 112 191 3
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 8-1 Los Angeles Raiders 16 14 16 248 134 114 1 12 365 215 150 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 8-2 @ Seattle Seahawks 3 34 6 156 139 17 4 34 496 219 277 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 8-3 Denver Broncos 17 31 18 378 312 66 2 31 522 347 175 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 8-4 @ Houston Oilers 18 33 19 332 289 43 4 21 324 184 140 1
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 8-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 20 27 435 321 114 5 14 254 150 104 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 8-6 Indianapolis Colts 7 20 17 273 214 59 3 19 340 194 146
15 Sun December 27 boxscore L 8-7 @ Denver Broncos 0 24 7 151 108 43 5 15 215 86 129 4

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 36 QB 11 10 5-5-0 206 364 56.6 2517 10 2.7 15 4.1 46 6.9 5.6 12.2 228.8 70.0 24 176 6.03 4.81 6.2 2 2
7 Rick Neuheisel 26 qb 3 2 2-0-0 40 59 67.8 367 1 1.7 1 1.7 32 6.2 5.8 9.2 122.3 83.1 10 89 4.03 3.67 14.5 0 1
9 Mark Herrmann 28 qb 3 2 0-2-0 37 57 64.9 405 1 1.8 5 8.8 34 7.1 3.5 10.9 135.0 55.1 3 37 6.13 2.72 5.0
10 Mike Kelley 28 qb 3 1 1-0-0 17 29 58.6 305 1 3.4 0 0.0 67 10.5 11.2 17.9 101.7 106.2 1 7 9.93 10.60 3.3 2 1
13 Mark Vlasic 24 1 0 3 6 50.0 8 0 0.0 1 16.7 7 1.3 -6.2 2.7 8.0 16.7 1 13 -0.71 -7.14 14.3
54 Billy Ray Smith 26 LOLB 12 12 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 15 8-7-0 303 516 58.7 3602 13 2.5 23 4.5 67 7.0 5.5 11.9 277.1 69.9 39 322 5.91 4.51 7.0 4 4
Opp Total 15 227 441 51.5 3080 19 4.3 13 2.9 7.0 6.52 13.6 205.3 76.2 45 298 5.7 5.3 9.3

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
42 Curtis Adams 25 rb 12 4 90 343 1 24 3.8 28.6 7.5 4 38 9.5 0 21 0.3 3.2 381 1 1
40 Gary Anderson 26 KR/RB 12 7 80 260 3 25 3.3 21.7 6.7 47 503 10.7 2 38 3.9 41.9 763 5 4
43 Tim Spencer 27 FB 12 7 73 228 0 16 3.1 19.0 6.1 17 123 7.2 0 18 1.4 10.3 351 0 1
30 Frank Middleton 27 rb 3 2 28 74 1 21 2.6 24.7 9.3 8 43 5.4 0 17 2.7 14.3 117 1 0
26 Lionel James 25 PR/WR 12 11 27 102 2 15 3.8 8.5 2.3 41 593 14.5 3 46 3.4 49.4 695 5 6
39 Keyvan Jenkins 26 rb 3 2 22 88 0 9 4.0 29.3 7.3 8 40 5.0 0 7 2.7 13.3 128 0 0
35 Martin Sartin 24 rb 3 1 19 52 1 10 2.7 17.3 6.3 6 19 3.2 0 8 2.0 6.3 71 1 2
32 Todd Spencer 25 rb 3 2 14 24 0 5 1.7 8.0 4.7 2 47 23.5 0 45 0.7 15.7 71 0 2
14 Dan Fouts 36 QB 11 10 12 0 2 2 0.0 0.0 1.1 0 2 10
20 Barry Redden 27 12 0 11 36 0 7 3.3 3.0 0.9 7 46 6.6 0 13 0.6 3.8 82 0 0
7 Rick Neuheisel 26 qb 3 2 6 41 1 18 6.8 13.7 2.0 41 1 1
9 Mark Herrmann 28 qb 3 2 4 -1 0 0 -0.3 -0.3 1.3 -1 0 1
10 Mike Kelley 28 qb 3 1 4 17 0 10 4.3 5.7 1.3 17 0 0
84 Al Williams 26 wr 3 3 1 11 0 11 11.0 3.7 0.3 12 247 20.6 1 57 4.0 82.3 258 1 1
82 Rod Bernstine 22 rb 10 2 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.9 0.1 10 76 7.6 1 15 1.0 7.6 85 1 0
86 Jamie Holland 23 12 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 1.4 0.1 6 138 23.0 0 45 0.5 11.5 155 0 0
86 Tim Moffett 25 wr 3 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.3 0.3 5 80 16.0 1 25 1.7 26.7 81 1 0
45 Anthony Steels 28 2 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.5 0.5 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.5 2.0 7 0 0
33 Ken Zachary 24 3 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.0 0.3 3 0 1
80 Kellen Winslow* 30 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 519 9.8 3 30 4.4 43.3 519 3 1
89 Wes Chandler 31 WR 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 617 15.8 2 27 3.3 51.4 617 2 1
88 Pete Holohan 28 te 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 239 12.0 0 18 1.7 19.9 239 0 0
85 Harry Holt 30 te 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 56 8.0 0 17 2.3 18.7 56 0 1
82 Tag Rome 26 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 49 8.2 0 13 2.0 16.3 49 0 0
81 Calvin Muhammad 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 87 43.5 0 67 1.0 43.5 87 0 0
81 Timmie Ware 24 wr 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 38 19.0 0 23 0.2 3.2 38 0 0
Team Total 26.2 15 396 1308 11 25 3.3 100.6 30.5 303 3602 11.9 13 67 23.3 277.1 4910 24 38
Opp Total 15 522 2171 14 4.2 144.7 34.8 227 2782 12.3 19 15.1 185.5 4953 33 26

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
26 Lionel James 25 PR/WR 12 11 32 400 1 81 12.5 2 41 0 21 20.5 1136
40 Gary Anderson 26 KR/RB 12 7 22 433 0 31 19.7 1196
86 Jamie Holland 23 12 0 19 410 0 46 21.6 565
84 Al Williams 26 wr 3 3 10 96 0 25 9.6 354
82 Tag Rome 26 wr 3 1 3 12 0 6 4.0 2 28 0 17 14.0 89
35 Martin Sartin 24 rb 3 1 5 117 0 28 23.4 188
42 Curtis Adams 25 rb 12 4 4 32 0 11 8.0 413
94 Randy Kirk 23 lb 13 1 3 15 0 10 5.0 15
39 Keyvan Jenkins 26 rb 3 2 2 46 0 25 23.0 174
82 Rod Bernstine 22 rb 10 2 1 13 0 13 13.0 98
27 Daniel Hunter 25 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
33 Ken Zachary 24 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 5
Team Total 26.2 15 45 508 1 81 11.3 62 1137 0 46 18.3 6555
Opp Total 15 43 429 1 10.0 50 985 1 19.7

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* 24 P 12 0 67 2875 57 0 42.9
10 Vince Abbott 28 K 12 0 3 2 10 9 6 2 3 22 13 59.1% 23 22 95.7%
8 Joe Prokop 27 p 3 0 17 654 50 0 38.5
4 Jeff Gaffney 23 k 3 0 3 3 3 6 3 50.0% 5 4 80.0%
7 Rick Neuheisel 26 qb 3 2 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.2 15 6 5 13 9 6 2 3 28 16 57.1% 29 27 93.1% 84 3529 57 0 42.0
Opp Total 15 29 19 65.5% 37 36 97.3% 89 3694 41.5

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
25 Vencie Glenn 23 FS 12 12 0.5 4 166 1 103 0 0 0 1 0 0 66 0
44 Martin Bayless 25 SS 12 11 2.5 66 0
50 Gary Plummer 27 LILB 8 7 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 62 0
75 Joe Phillips 24 RDE 13 7 5.0 53 0
75 Les Miller 22 nt 9 4 3.0 0 0 2 0 1 21 0
96 Blaise Winter 25 de 3 3 4.0 20 0
94 Randy Kirk 23 lb 13 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 0 15 0
95 Karl Wilson 23 7 0 1.0 8 0
14 Dan Fouts 36 QB 11 10 0 10 4 -10 0
54 Billy Ray Smith 26 LOLB 12 12 3.0 5 28 0 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
58 David Brandon 22 lb 8 1 4 0
99 Lee Williams 25 LDE 12 12 8.0 1
56 Chip Banks 28 ROLB 12 12 3.0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Lionel James 25 PR/WR 12 11 0 6 0 -8 0
78 Chuck Ehin 26 nt 12 4 3.5 0 1 1 27 0
40 Gary Anderson 26 KR/RB 12 7 0 4 1 0 0
32 Todd Spencer 25 rb 3 2 0 2 2 0 0
35 Martin Sartin 24 rb 3 1 0 2 1 0 0
98 Terry Unrein 25 nt 9 2 2.5
57 Thomas Benson 26 RILB 11 8 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Wes Chandler 31 WR 12 11 0 1 1 0 0
9 Mark Herrmann 28 qb 3 2 0 1 1 -5 0
27 Daniel Hunter 25 12 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 0
52 Jeff Jackson 26 lilb 11 6 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Don Macek 33 C 11 11 0 1 1 0 0
7 Rick Neuheisel 26 qb 3 2 0 1 1 0 0
34 Elvis Patterson 27 LCB 13 11 1 75 1 75 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Mark Vlasic 24 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
41 King Simmons 24 db 3 1 1.5
42 Curtis Adams 25 rb 12 4 0 1 0 0 0
82 Rod Bernstine 22 rb 10 2 0 0 1 0 0
48 Carl Brazley 30 db 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
22 Gill Byrd 26 RCB 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
71 Mike Charles 25 NT 11 10 1.0
46 Walt Harris 23 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
88 Pete Holohan 28 te 12 4 0 0 1 0 0
85 Harry Holt 30 te 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
50 Mike Humiston 28 rilb 7 5 0 0 1 0 0
68 Gary Kowalski 27 RT 12 9 0 0 1 0 0
97 Tony Simmons 25 de 3 3 1.0
52 Angelo Snipes 24 2 0 1.0
43 Tim Spencer 27 FB 12 7 0 1 0 0 0
84 Al Williams 26 wr 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
80 Kellen Winslow* 30 TE 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
33 Ken Zachary 24 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Anthony Anderson 23 3 0 0.5
Team Total 26.2 15 45.0 13 291 2 103 0 1 38 32 4 1 315 0 1
Opp Total 15 39 26 11 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Vince Abbott 28 K 12 0 22 13 61
26 Lionel James 25 PR/WR 12 11 2 3 1 6 36
40 Gary Anderson 26 KR/RB 12 7 3 2 5 30
80 Kellen Winslow* 30 TE 12 12 3 3 18
4 Jeff Gaffney 23 k 3 0 4 3 13
89 Wes Chandler 31 WR 12 11 2 2 12
14 Dan Fouts 36 QB 11 10 2 2 12
7 Rick Neuheisel 26 qb 3 2 1 1 1 7
42 Curtis Adams 25 rb 12 4 1 1 6
82 Rod Bernstine 22 rb 10 2 1 1 6
58 David Brandon 22 lb 8 1 1 1 6
25 Vencie Glenn 23 FS 12 12 1 1 6
30 Frank Middleton 27 rb 3 2 1 1 6
75 Les Miller 22 nt 9 4 1 1 6
86 Tim Moffett 25 wr 3 1 1 1 6
34 Elvis Patterson 27 LCB 13 11 1 1 6
35 Martin Sartin 24 rb 3 1 1 1 6
84 Al Williams 26 wr 3 3 1 1 6
99 Lee Williams 25 LDE 12 12 1 2
Team Total 26.2 15 11 13 1 1 2 1 29 27 16 2 251
Opp Total 15 14 19 1 1 1 1 36 19 1 317