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1988 San Diego Chargers

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6-10-0, 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
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 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

Week 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

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
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

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 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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

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 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

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 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

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 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