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1988 San Diego Chargers

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6-10-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -7.1, Defense: -0.2, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 231 points (14.4/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 332 points (20.8/g), 18th.
 Differential of -101 points (-6.3/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 4.8-11.2.

Coach: Al Saunders (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Rhome
 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
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 231 4429 937 4.7 32 12 24 255 241 468 2388 11 20 4.8 116 438 2041 11 4.7 115
Team Defense 332 5418 1072 5.1 26 10 27 335 274 517 3285 22 16 6.0 173 521 2133 15 4.1 135
Lg Rank Offense 27 26 8 4 27 21 26 28 16 27 24 12 19 3
Lg Rank Defense 18 21 26 25 27 18 16 18 19 16 24 22 14 17

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 13 24 15 263 152 111 1 18 277 183 94 1
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-2 @ Denver Broncos 3 34 13 244 111 133 2 24 443 259 184
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-2 Seattle Seahawks 17 6 14 237 78 159 1 20 299 194 105 4
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 2-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 24 23 19 303 138 165 1 20 331 237 94 2
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-3 Denver Broncos 0 12 11 190 170 20 2 22 291 162 129 1
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-4 New Orleans Saints 17 23 12 206 113 93 2 24 365 231 134 1
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-5 @ Miami Dolphins 28 31 23 396 283 113 4 25 375 329 46 1
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-6 Indianapolis Colts 0 16 14 239 121 118 1 28 453 255 198 3
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-7 @ Seattle Seahawks 14 17 18 299 169 130 3 16 235 109 126
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-8 Los Angeles Raiders 3 13 12 216 153 63 3 18 306 170 136 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 3-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 7 15 355 170 185 2 13 245 188 57 2
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 4-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 38 24 17 297 196 101 1 20 363 212 151 2
13 Sun November 27 boxscore L 4-9 San Francisco 49ers 10 48 21 312 176 136 3 24 475 272 203
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 4-10 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 27 14 211 123 88 4 21 352 145 207 2
15 Sun December 11 boxscore W 5-10 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 14 17 324 144 180 20 302 172 130 3
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 6-10 Kansas City Chiefs 24 13 20 337 91 246 2 22 306 167 139 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
16 Mark Malone 30 QB 12 8 2-6-0 147 272 54.0% 1580 6 2.2 13 4.8 59 5.8 4.1 10.7 131.7 58.8 9 45 5.46 3.81 3.2
12 Babe Laufenberg 29 qb 8 6 2-4-0 69 144 47.9% 778 4 2.8 5 3.5 47 5.4 4.4 11.3 97.3 59.3 18 155 3.85 2.95 11.1 1 1
13 Mark Vlasic 25 qb 2 2 2-0-0 25 52 48.1% 270 1 1.9 2 3.8 57 5.2 3.8 10.8 135.0 54.2 3 32 4.33 3.05 5.5
26 Lionel James 26 PR 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 8 -8.00 -8.00 100.0
Team Total 26.0 16 6-10-0 241 468 51.5% 2628 11 2.4 20 4.3 59 5.6 4.2 10.9 164.3 58.4 31 240 4.79 3.42 6.2 1 1
Opp Total 16 274 517 53.0% 3525 22 4.3 16 3.1 6.8 6.28 12.9 220.3 75.9 34 240 6.0 5.5 6.2

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
40 Gary Anderson 27 RB 14 13 225 1119 3 36 5.0 79.9 16.1 32 182 5.7 0 20 2.3 13.0 1301 3 5
43 Tim Spencer 28 rb 16 1 44 215 0 24 4.9 13.4 2.8 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 0.9 229 0 0
42 Curtis Adams 26 rb 7 1 38 149 1 14 3.9 21.3 5.4 149 1 1
16 Mark Malone 30 QB 12 8 37 169 4 36 4.6 14.1 3.1 169 4 6
12 Babe Laufenberg 29 qb 8 6 31 120 0 23 3.9 15.0 3.9 120 0 2
26 Lionel James 26 PR 16 1 23 105 0 23 4.6 6.6 1.4 36 279 7.8 1 31 2.3 17.4 384 1 3
20 Barry Redden 28 rb 8 2 19 30 3 5 1.6 3.8 2.4 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.4 41 3 0
83 Anthony Miller 23 WR 16 15 7 45 0 20 6.4 2.8 0.4 36 526 14.6 3 49 2.3 32.9 571 3 1
87 Quinn Early 23 WR 16 11 7 63 0 37 9.0 3.9 0.4 29 375 12.9 4 38 1.8 23.4 438 4 1
86 Jamie Holland 24 KR/wr 16 6 3 19 0 10 6.3 1.2 0.2 39 536 13.7 1 45 2.4 33.5 555 1 1
82 Rod Bernstine 23 TE 14 13 2 7 0 5 3.5 0.5 0.1 29 340 11.7 0 59 2.1 24.3 347 0 0
13 Mark Vlasic 25 qb 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 1
88 Arthur Cox 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 144 8.0 0 20 1.1 9.0 144 0 0
89 Darren Flutie 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 208 11.6 2 28 1.1 13.0 208 2 2
81 Anthony Jones 28 te 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.3 2.8 11 0 0
85 Eric Sievers 31 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 0.4 2 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 438 2041 11 37 4.7 127.6 27.4 241 2628 10.9 11 59 15.1 164.3 4669 22 26
Opp Total 16 521 2133 15 4.1 133.3 32.6 274 3285 12.0 22 17.1 205.3 5418 37 25

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
86 Jamie Holland 24 KR/wr 16 6 31 810 1 94 26.1 1365
26 Lionel James 26 PR 16 1 28 278 0 24 9.9 662
83 Anthony Miller 23 WR 16 15 25 648 1 93 25.9 1219
89 Darren Flutie 22 16 0 7 36 0 10 5.1 1 10 0 10 10.0 254
42 Curtis Adams 26 rb 7 1 1 13 0 13 13.0 162
81 Anthony Jones 28 te 4 1 1 13 0 13 13.0 24
43 Tim Spencer 28 rb 16 1 1 16 0 16 16.0 245
Team Total 26.0 16 35 314 0 24 9.0 60 1510 2 94 25.2 6493
Opp Total 16 56 558 0 10.0 47 1055 1 22.4

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
2 Ralf Mojsiejenko 25 P 16 0 85 3745 62 1 44.1
10 Vince Abbott 29 K 11 0 3 3 4 2 5 3 12 8 66.7%% 15 15 100.0%%
6 Steve DeLine 27 k 5 0 3 3 1 1 4 2 8 6 75.0%% 12 12 100.0%%
Team Total 26.0 16 6 6 5 3 9 5 20 14 70.0%% 27 27 100.0%% 85 3745 62 1 44.1
Opp Total 16 36 22 61.1%% 38 36 94.7%% 71 2790 39.3

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
50 Gary Plummer 28 RILB 16 12 1 0 0 0 0 118 0
25 Vencie Glenn 24 FS 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 90 0
75 Joe Phillips 25 RDE 16 16 2.0 41 0
51 Cedric Figaro 22 lilb 6 5 35 0
44 Martin Bayless 26 SS 15 11 1.0 31 0
91 Leslie O'Neal 24 de 9 1 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 28 0
72 Karl Wilson 24 de 13 2 0.5 17 0
69 Les Miller 23 13 0 8 0
58 David Brandon 23 lb 8 1 6 0
99 Lee Williams* 26 LDE 16 16 11.0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Gary Anderson 27 RB 14 13 0 5 3 0 0
22 Gill Byrd 27 RCB 16 16 7 82 0 42 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 Mark Malone 30 QB 12 8 0 6 1 -2 0
57 Keith Browner 26 LOLB 16 15 2.5 2 65 1 55 0 0 0 1 25 0
12 Babe Laufenberg 29 qb 8 6 0 2 3 -10 0
93 Tyrone Keys 28 ROLB 13 11 3.0 0 0 1 2 0
95 Joe Campbell 22 16 0 3.0
31 Leonard Coleman 26 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
97 George Hinkle 23 de 3 1 3.0
26 Lionel James 26 PR 16 1 0 3 0 0 0
94 Randy Kirk 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
34 Elvis Patterson 28 lcb 14 6 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Ken Dallafior 29 LT 13 13 0 0 2 0 0
53 Chuck Faucette 25 LILB 8 8 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Darren Flutie 22 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
66 Dan Rosado 29 C 12 11 0 1 1 -18 0
30 Sam Seale 26 LCB 14 8 0 0 2 50 1
54 Billy Ray Smith 27 rolb 9 8 1.0 1 9 0 9 0
13 Mark Vlasic 25 qb 2 2 0 1 1 -10 0
42 Curtis Adams 26 rb 7 1 0 1 0 0 0
23 Roy Bennett 27 db 16 2 1 21 0 21 0
87 Quinn Early 23 WR 16 11 0 1 0 0 0
86 Jamie Holland 24 KR/wr 16 6 0 1 0 0 0
62 Don Macek 34 c 5 5 0 1 0 0 0
83 Anthony Miller 23 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
48 Pat Miller 24 lb 8 3 1.0
65 David Richards 22 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 34.0 16 179 1 55 0 2 26 23 37 1 375 0
Opp Total 16 31 25 15 1

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
10 Vince Abbott 29 K 11 0 15 8 39
6 Steve DeLine 27 k 5 0 12 6 30
87 Quinn Early 23 WR 16 11 4 4 24
16 Mark Malone 30 QB 12 8 4 4 24
83 Anthony Miller 23 WR 16 15 3 1 4 24
40 Gary Anderson 27 RB 14 13 3 3 18
20 Barry Redden 28 rb 8 2 3 3 18
89 Darren Flutie 22 16 0 2 2 12
86 Jamie Holland 24 KR/wr 16 6 1 1 2 12
42 Curtis Adams 26 rb 7 1 1 1 6
23 Roy Bennett 27 db 16 2 1 1 6
57 Keith Browner 26 LOLB 16 15 1 1 6
26 Lionel James 26 PR 16 1 1 1 6
30 Sam Seale 26 LCB 14 8 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 16 11 11 2 1 1 1 27 27 14 231
Opp Total 16 15 22 1 36 22 1 332

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1988-09-04 @ RAI L, 13-24 4 24 pass Jamie Holland 24 yard pass from Babe Laufenberg (Vince Abbott kick)
2 1988-09-18 SEA W, 17-6 1 55 interception Keith Browner 55 yard interception return (Vince Abbott kick)
3 1988-09-18 SEA W, 17-6 4 25 rush Gary Anderson 25 yard rush (Vince Abbott kick)
4 1988-09-25 @ KAN W, 24-23 1 38 pass Quinn Early 38 yard pass from Babe Laufenberg (Vince Abbott kick)
5 1988-09-25 @ KAN W, 24-23 1 30 rush Gary Anderson 30 yard rush (Vince Abbott kick)
6 1988-09-25 @ KAN W, 24-23 4 9 pass Lionel James 9 yard pass from Babe Laufenberg (Vince Abbott kick)
7 1988-10-09 NOR L, 17-23 1 47 pass Anthony Miller 47 yard pass from Babe Laufenberg (Vince Abbott kick)
8 1988-10-09 NOR L, 17-23 1 0 fumble Roy Bennett 0 yard fumble return (Vince Abbott kick)
9 1988-10-16 @ MIA L, 28-31 1 15 pass Quinn Early 15 yard pass from Mark Malone (Vince Abbott kick)
10 1988-10-16 @ MIA L, 28-31 2 1 rush Mark Malone 1 yard rush (Vince Abbott kick)
11 1988-10-16 @ MIA L, 28-31 2 21 pass Darren Flutie 21 yard pass from Mark Malone (Vince Abbott kick)
12 1988-10-16 @ MIA L, 28-31 3 1 rush Curtis Adams 1 yard rush (Vince Abbott kick)
13 1988-10-30 @ SEA L, 14-17 4 11 pass Anthony Miller 11 yard pass from Mark Malone (Vince Abbott kick)
14 1988-10-30 @ SEA L, 14-17 4 10 pass Anthony Miller 10 yard pass from Mark Malone (Vince Abbott kick)
15 1988-11-13 @ ATL W, 10-7 4 5 rush Barry Redden 5 yard rush (Vince Abbott kick)
16 1988-11-20 @ RAM W, 38-24 1 4 pass Quinn Early 4 yard pass from Mark Vlasic (Steve DeLine kick)
17 1988-11-20 @ RAM W, 38-24 1 93 kickoff Anthony Miller 93 yard kickoff return (Steve DeLine kick)
18 1988-11-20 @ RAM W, 38-24 3 50 lateral Sam Seale 50 yard lateral return (Steve DeLine kick)
19 1988-11-20 @ RAM W, 38-24 4 1 rush Barry Redden 1 yard rush (Steve DeLine kick)
20 1988-11-20 @ RAM W, 38-24 4 1 rush Barry Redden 1 yard rush (Steve DeLine kick)
21 1988-11-27 SFO L, 10-48 2 36 rush Mark Malone 36 yard rush (Steve DeLine kick)
22 1988-12-04 @ CIN L, 10-27 3 9 pass Quinn Early 9 yard pass from Mark Malone (Steve DeLine kick)
23 1988-12-11 PIT W, 20-14 2 6 pass Darren Flutie 6 yard pass from Mark Malone (Steve DeLine kick)
24 1988-12-11 PIT W, 20-14 2 1 rush Mark Malone 1 yard rush (Steve DeLine kick)
25 1988-12-18 KAN W, 24-13 1 9 rush Gary Anderson 9 yard rush (Steve DeLine kick)
26 1988-12-18 KAN W, 24-13 2 5 rush Mark Malone 5 yard rush (Steve DeLine kick)
27 1988-12-18 KAN W, 24-13 3 94 kickoff Jamie Holland 94 yard kickoff return (Steve DeLine kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1988-09-04 @ RAI W, 24-13 2 11 rush Marcus Allen 11 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
2 1988-09-04 @ RAI W, 24-13 2 97 kickoff Tim Brown 97 yard kickoff return (Chris Bahr kick)
3 1988-09-04 @ RAI W, 24-13 4 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
4 1988-09-11 @ DEN W, 34-3 1 44 pass Mark Jackson 44 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
5 1988-09-11 @ DEN W, 34-3 2 1 rush Gerald Willhite 1 yard rush (Rich Karlis kick)
6 1988-09-11 @ DEN W, 34-3 2 21 rush Tony Dorsett 21 yard rush (Rich Karlis kick)
7 1988-09-11 @ DEN W, 34-3 3 24 pass Vance Johnson 24 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
8 1988-09-25 @ KAN L, 23-24 2 71 pass Paul Palmer 71 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
9 1988-09-25 @ KAN L, 23-24 2 2 pass Stephone Paige 2 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
10 1988-09-25 @ KAN L, 23-24 3 6 pass Paul Palmer 6 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
11 1988-10-09 NOR W, 23-17 2 19 pass Lonzell Hill 19 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
12 1988-10-09 NOR W, 23-17 3 10 pass Eric Martin 10 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
13 1988-10-16 @ MIA W, 31-28 1 6 pass Mark Duper 6 yard pass from Dan Marino (Fuad Reveiz kick)
14 1988-10-16 @ MIA W, 31-28 3 2 rush Lorenzo Hampton 2 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
15 1988-10-16 @ MIA W, 31-28 4 1 rush Lorenzo Hampton 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
16 1988-10-16 @ MIA W, 31-28 4 3 rush Troy Stradford 3 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
17 1988-10-23 IND W, 16-0 4 25 pass Matt Bouza 25 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Dean Biasucci kick)
18 1988-10-30 @ SEA W, 17-14 2 23 pass Brian Blades 23 yard pass from Kelly Stouffer (Norm Johnson kick)
19 1988-10-30 @ SEA W, 17-14 4 6 pass John Williams 6 yard pass from Kelly Stouffer (Norm Johnson kick)
20 1988-11-06 RAI W, 13-3 4 7 pass Trey Junkin 7 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Chris Bahr kick)
21 1988-11-13 @ ATL L, 7-10 4 22 pass Michael Haynes 22 yard pass from Chris Miller (Greg Davis kick)
22 1988-11-20 @ RAM L, 24-38 1 4 pass Pete Holohan 4 yard pass from Jim Everett (Mike Lansford kick)
23 1988-11-20 @ RAM L, 24-38 2 12 rush Greg Bell 12 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
24 1988-11-20 @ RAM L, 24-38 4 20 pass Aaron Cox 20 yard pass from Jim Everett (Mike Lansford kick)
25 1988-11-27 SFO W, 48-10 1 96 pass Jerry Rice 96 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
26 1988-11-27 SFO W, 48-10 2 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
27 1988-11-27 SFO W, 48-10 2 2 pass Roger Craig 2 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
28 1988-11-27 SFO W, 48-10 3 41 pass Jerry Rice 41 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
29 1988-11-27 SFO W, 48-10 3 7 rush Roger Craig 7 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
30 1988-11-27 SFO W, 48-10 4 37 rush Doug DuBose 37 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
31 1988-12-04 @ CIN W, 27-10 1 4 rush Ickey Woods 4 yard rush
32 1988-12-04 @ CIN W, 27-10 1 23 pass Cris Collinsworth 23 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
33 1988-12-04 @ CIN W, 27-10 2 30 rush Ickey Woods 30 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
34 1988-12-04 @ CIN W, 27-10 3 2 pass James Brooks 2 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
35 1988-12-11 PIT L, 14-20 4 3 pass Preston Gothard 3 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
36 1988-12-11 PIT L, 14-20 4 3 rush Bubby Brister 3 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
37 1988-12-18 KAN L, 13-24 1 26 rush Paul Palmer 26 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
38 1988-12-18 KAN L, 13-24 1 4 pass Jonathan Hayes 4 yard pass from Steve DeBerg