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1989 San Diego Chargers

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6-10-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: -2.9, Defense: 2.1, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 266 points (16.6/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 290 points (18.1/g), 9th.
 Differential of -24 points (-1.5/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 7.2-8.8.

Coach: Dan Henning (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Larry Beightol
 Defensive Coordinator: Ron Lynn
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Mora (Defensive Backs)

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 266 4910 986 5.0 36 17 23 267 270 515 3037 15 19 5.5 149 432 1873 13 4.3 95
Team Defense 290 4764 1040 4.6 38 13 21 295 283 513 2951 15 25 5.3 172 479 1813 13 3.8 102
Lg Rank Offense 23 21 16 19 23 13 22 23 12 22 19 16 16 6
Lg Rank Defense 9 6 8 18 12 14 4 3 5 4 15 13 13 11

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 10 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 14 40 16 305 134 171 1 23 418 258 160 1
2 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-2 Houston Oilers 27 34 24 413 372 41 5 26 367 235 132
3 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-2 Kansas City Chiefs 21 6 18 296 96 200 13 272 154 118 5
4 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-2 @ Phoenix Cardinals 24 13 13 268 165 103 17 301 232 69 4
5 Sun October 8 boxscore L 2-3 @ Denver Broncos 10 16 12 211 93 118 2 24 335 179 156 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 2-4 Seattle Seahawks 16 17 26 362 263 99 4 15 224 139 85 3
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 2-5 New York Giants 13 20 9 179 128 51 1 24 327 218 109 2
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L 2-6 @ Seattle Seahawks 7 10 11 195 103 92 1 23 339 269 70 2
9 Sun November 5 boxscore W 3-6 Philadelphia Eagles 20 17 17 358 254 104 3 24 373 195 178 3
10 Sun November 12 boxscore W 4-6 Los Angeles Raiders 14 12 12 202 66 136 2 15 295 161 134 3
11 Sun November 19 boxscore L 4-7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 20 20 359 225 134 3 14 191 103 88 1
12 Sun November 26 boxscore L 4-8 @ Indianapolis Colts 6 10 14 314 137 177 1 11 264 205 59 2
13 Sun December 3 boxscore L 4-9 New York Jets 17 20 14 258 187 71 2 19 249 68 181 4
14 Sun December 10 boxscore L 4-10 @ Washington Redskins 21 26 21 427 350 77 1 20 389 302 87 1
15 Sun December 17 boxscore W 5-10 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 13 22 376 159 217 4 11 214 124 90 3
16 Sun December 24 boxscore W 6-10 Denver Broncos 19 16 18 387 305 82 6 16 206 109 97 3

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
9 Jim McMahon 30 QB 12 11 4-7-0 176 318 55.3 2132 10 3.1 10 3.1 69 6.7 5.9 12.1 177.7 73.5 28 167 5.68 4.96 8.1 2 3
11 Billy Joe Tolliver 23 qb 5 5 2-3-0 89 185 48.1 1097 5 2.7 8 4.3 49 5.9 4.5 12.3 219.4 57.9 9 75 5.27 3.93 4.6 2 2
15 David Archer 27 16 0 5 12 41.7 62 0 0.0 1 8.3 17 5.2 1.4 12.4 3.9 23.6 2 12 3.57 0.36 14.3
Team Total 26.4 16 6-10-0 270 515 52.4 3291 15 2.9 19 3.7 69 6.4 5.3 12.2 205.7 66.7 39 254 5.48 4.48 7.0 4 5
Opp Total 16 283 513 55.2 3311 15 2.9 25 4.9 6.5 4.85 11.7 206.9 64.4 48 360 5.3 3.8 8.6

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
35 Marion Butts 23 rb 15 5 170 683 9 50 4.0 45.5 11.3 7 21 3.0 0 8 0.5 1.4 704 9 2
43 Tim Spencer 29 RB 16 11 134 521 3 15 3.9 32.6 8.4 18 112 6.2 0 23 1.1 7.0 633 3 3
20 Darrin Nelson 30 9 0 36 197 0 28 5.5 21.9 4.0 31 328 10.6 0 49 3.4 36.4 525 0 1
9 Jim McMahon 30 QB 12 11 29 141 0 15 4.9 11.8 2.4 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 145 0 3
33 Dana Brinson 24 10 0 17 64 0 9 3.8 6.4 1.7 12 71 5.9 0 11 1.2 7.1 135 0 3
82 Rod Bernstine 24 5 0 15 137 1 32 9.1 27.4 3.0 21 222 10.6 1 36 4.2 44.4 359 2 0
27 Victor Floyd 23 6 0 8 15 0 5 1.9 2.5 1.3 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.2 1.0 21 0 1
11 Billy Joe Tolliver 23 qb 5 5 7 0 0 3 0.0 0.0 1.4 0 0 4
86 Jamie Holland 25 KR/WR 16 6 6 46 0 24 7.7 2.9 0.4 26 336 12.9 0 37 1.6 21.0 382 0 0
83 Anthony Miller* 24 WR 16 16 4 21 0 24 5.3 1.3 0.3 75 1252 16.7 10 69 4.7 78.3 1273 10 1
15 David Archer 27 16 0 2 14 0 14 7.0 0.9 0.1 14 0 0
80 Wayne Walker 23 wr 13 4 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.7 0.1 24 395 16.5 1 49 1.8 30.4 404 1 2
87 Quinn Early 24 wr 6 3 1 19 0 19 19.0 3.2 0.2 11 126 11.5 0 21 1.8 21.0 145 0 0
46 Joe Caravello 26 TE 12 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 10 95 9.5 0 37 0.8 7.9 95 0 0
50 Gary Plummer 29 LILB 16 16 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 6 0 0
88 Arthur Cox 28 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 200 9.1 2 24 1.4 12.5 200 2 0
31 Craig McEwen 24 te 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 99 14.1 0 29 1.8 24.8 99 0 0
89 Anthony Allen 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 19 9.5 0 11 0.3 2.7 19 0 0
85 Andy Parker 28 te 10 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 5 2.5 1 4 0.2 0.5 5 1 0
Team Total 26.4 16 432 1873 13 50 4.3 117.1 27.0 270 3291 12.2 15 69 16.9 205.7 5164 28 23
Opp Total 16 479 1813 13 3.8 113.3 29.9 283 2951 10.4 15 17.7 184.4 4764 28 21

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
86 Jamie Holland 25 KR/WR 16 6 29 510 0 34 17.6 892
83 Anthony Miller* 24 WR 16 16 21 533 1 91 25.4 1806
21 Phil McConkey 32 PR 6 0 14 111 0 29 7.9 111
26 Darryl Usher 24 6 0 3 15 0 11 5.0 10 159 0 26 15.9 174
33 Dana Brinson 24 10 0 11 112 0 52 10.2 247
80 Wayne Walker 23 wr 13 4 6 31 0 13 5.2 435
27 Victor Floyd 23 6 0 3 12 0 12 4.0 33
89 Anthony Allen 30 7 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 22
51 Cedric Figaro 23 RILB 16 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
24 Lester Lyles 27 db 16 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 38 272 0 52 7.2 64 1235 1 91 19.3 6671
Opp Total 16 43 451 0 10.5 57 1249 1 21.9

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
8 Hank Ilesic 30 P 14 0 76 3049 64 0 40.1
3 Chris Bahr 36 K 16 0 6 6 9 6 6 4 4 1 25 17 68.0% 30 29 96.7%
3 Lewis Colbert 26 p 2 0 8 266 46 0 33.3
Team Total 26.4 16 6 6 9 6 6 4 4 1 25 17 68.0% 30 29 96.7% 84 3315 64 0 39.5
Opp Total 16 41 29 70.7% 29 27 93.1% 79 3049 38.6

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
50 Gary Plummer 29 LILB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 146 0
91 Leslie O'Neal* 25 ROLB 16 16 12.5 2 0 2 10 0 96 0
25 Vencie Glenn 25 FS 16 16 1.0 4 52 0 31 0 0 0 1 81 1 68 0
92 Burt Grossman 22 RDE 16 16 10.0 63 0
51 Cedric Figaro 23 RILB 16 14 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 64 0
44 Martin Bayless 27 SS 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 61 0
75 Joe Phillips 26 NT 16 15 1.0 37 0
69 Les Miller 24 14 0 2.5 0 0 1 0 0 18 0
58 David Brandon 24 13 0 9 0
47 Johnny Thomas 25 13 0 7 0
99 Lee Williams* 27 LDE 16 16 14.0
22 Gill Byrd 28 LCB 16 16 7 38 0 22 0
54 Billy Ray Smith 28 LOLB 16 16 2.5 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 23 1
24 Lester Lyles 27 db 16 1 1.0 2 28 0 28 0 0 1 1 0 0
11 Billy Joe Tolliver 23 qb 5 5 0 4 1 -6 0
9 Jim McMahon 30 QB 12 11 0 3 1 0 0
30 Sam Seale 27 RCB 13 12 4 47 0 25 0
23 Roy Bennett 28 16 0 3 4 0 4 0
33 Dana Brinson 24 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
35 Marion Butts 23 rb 15 5 0 2 1 0 0
34 Elvis Patterson 29 db 16 3 2 44 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Tim Spencer 29 RB 16 11 0 3 0 0 0
97 George Hinkle 24 14 0 2.5
80 Wayne Walker 23 wr 13 4 0 2 0 0 0
3 Chris Bahr 36 K 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Joe Caravello 26 TE 12 9 0 0 1 0 0
27 Victor Floyd 23 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Chris Gannon 23 de 10 1 0 0 1 0 0
53 Courtney Hall 21 C 16 16 0 1 0 -29 0
79 Joey Howard 24 t 9 2 0 0 1 0 0
21 Phil McConkey 32 PR 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
83 Anthony Miller* 24 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
20 Darrin Nelson 30 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 48.0 25 224 0 34 0 2 23 18 79 2 569 0
Opp Total 16 39 21 8 1

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
3 Chris Bahr 36 K 16 0 29 17 80
83 Anthony Miller* 24 WR 16 16 10 1 11 66
35 Marion Butts 23 rb 15 5 9 9 54
43 Tim Spencer 29 RB 16 11 3 3 18
82 Rod Bernstine 24 5 0 1 1 2 12
88 Arthur Cox 28 TE 16 16 2 2 12
25 Vencie Glenn 25 FS 16 16 1 1 6
85 Andy Parker 28 te 10 6 1 1 6
54 Billy Ray Smith 28 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
80 Wayne Walker 23 wr 13 4 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 16 13 15 1 2 31 29 17 266
Opp Total 16 13 15 1 27 29 1 290