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1991 San Diego Chargers

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.2, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -1.7, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 274 points (17.1/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 342 points (21.4/g), 21st.
 Differential of -68 points (-4.2/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 5.9-10.1.

Coach: Dan Henning (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ted Tollner
 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 Bobby Beathard
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 274 4995 1010 4.9 28 12 16 285 272 511 2747 13 16 5.0 155 464 2248 16 4.8 114
Team Defense 342 5111 961 5.3 28 9 17 292 300 503 3445 22 19 6.5 181 430 1666 15 3.9 94
Lg Rank Offense 21 13 9 4 12 9 24 20 11 25 9 2 7 1
Lg Rank Defense 21 19 20 25 13 14 22 23 7 24 12 14 19 13

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 26 20 281 186 95 2 16 390 266 124 2
2 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 34 19 326 170 156 4 24 458 344 114 1
3 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-3 Atlanta Falcons 10 13 13 313 129 184 1 18 317 195 122 1
4 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-4 @ Denver Broncos 19 27 17 297 126 171 2 18 360 216 144 2
5 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-5 Kansas City Chiefs 13 14 17 311 155 156 12 182 96 86 1
6 Sun October 6 boxscore W 1-5 @ Los Angeles Raiders 21 13 17 258 100 158 16 277 178 99 3
7 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-6 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 30 17 387 298 89 1 21 284 204 80
8 Sun October 20 boxscore L OT 1-7 Cleveland Browns 24 30 29 437 305 132 3 17 364 294 70
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-8 @ Seattle Seahawks 9 20 19 320 192 128 15 202 127 75 2
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W 2-8 Seattle Seahawks 17 14 16 315 213 102 18 387 350 37 3
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 3-8 New Orleans Saints 24 21 15 305 159 146 2 17 285 193 92 4
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 3-9 @ New York Jets 3 24 18 291 105 186 4 21 314 176 138 1
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L 3-10 Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 12 199 124 75 3 14 283 122 161 3
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L OT 3-11 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 20 23 366 208 158 2 21 349 245 104 2
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 4-11 Miami Dolphins 38 30 20 368 170 198 23 348 273 75 2
17 Sun December 22 boxscore L 4-12 Denver Broncos 14 17 13 221 107 114 4 21 311 166 145 1

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
17 John Friesz 24 QB 16 16 4-12-0 262 487 53.8% 2896 12 2.5 15 3.1 58 5.9 5.1 11.1 181.0 67.1 32 214 5.17 4.33 6.2 2 3
16 Bob Gagliano 33 2 0 9 23 39.1% 76 0 0.0 1 4.3 17 3.3 1.3 8.4 38.0 30.3 3 22 2.08 0.35 11.5
82 Rod Bernstine 26 RB 13 8 1 1 100.0% 11 1 100.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 31.0 11.0 0.8 152.1 0 0 11.00 31.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 16 4-12-0 272 511 53.2% 2983 13 2.5 16 3.1 58 5.8 4.9 11.0 186.4 66.2 35 236 5.03 4.19 6.4 2 3
Opp Total 16 300 503 59.6% 3628 22 4.4 19 3.8 7.2 6.39 12.1 226.8 80.7 28 183 6.5 5.7 5.3

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
35 Marion Butts* 25 rb 16 8 193 834 6 44 4.3 52.1 12.1 10 91 9.1 1 46 0.6 5.7 925 7 3
82 Rod Bernstine 26 RB 13 8 159 766 8 63 4.8 58.9 12.2 11 124 11.3 0 25 0.8 9.5 890 8 1
33 Ronnie Harmon 27 16 0 89 544 1 33 6.1 34.0 5.6 59 555 9.4 1 36 3.7 34.7 1099 2 2
17 John Friesz 24 QB 16 16 10 18 0 11 1.8 1.1 0.6 18 0 10
81 Nate Lewis 25 WR 16 9 3 10 0 9 3.3 0.6 0.2 42 554 13.2 3 49 2.6 34.6 564 3 0
32 Eric Bieniemy 22 15 0 3 17 0 15 5.7 1.1 0.2 17 0 0
16 Bob Gagliano 33 2 0 3 19 0 16 6.3 9.5 1.5 19 0 2
20 Chris Samuels 22 3 0 2 10 0 6 5.0 3.3 0.7 2 33 16.5 0 29 0.7 11.0 43 0 0
80 Shawn Jefferson 22 wr 16 3 1 27 0 27 27.0 1.7 0.1 12 125 10.4 1 29 0.8 7.8 152 1 0
34 Steve Hendrickson 25 lb 15 4 1 3 1 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 4 36 9.0 1 20 0.3 2.4 39 2 0
83 Anthony Miller 26 WR 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 649 14.8 3 58 3.4 49.9 649 3 1
31 Craig McEwen 26 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 399 10.8 3 30 2.3 24.9 399 3 0
85 Kitrick Taylor 27 PR 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 218 9.1 0 27 2.0 18.2 218 0 2
89 Derrick Walker 24 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 134 6.7 0 14 1.3 8.4 134 0 0
88 Arthur Cox 30 TE 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 53 10.6 0 19 0.6 6.6 53 0 0
87 Duane Young 23 te 7 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 6 0.3 1.7 12 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 464 2248 16 63 4.8 140.5 29.0 272 2983 11.0 13 58 17.0 186.4 5231 29 24
Opp Total 16 430 1666 15 3.9 104.1 26.9 300 3445 11.5 22 18.8 215.3 5111 37 22

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
81 Nate Lewis 25 WR 16 9 5 59 0 26 11.8 23 578 1 95 25.1 1201
85 Kitrick Taylor 27 PR 12 0 28 269 0 48 9.6 487
28 Donnie Elder 29 KR 16 1 27 535 0 42 19.8 535
33 Ronnie Harmon 27 16 0 2 25 0 14 12.5 1124
95 Mitchell Benson 24 16 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
82 Rod Bernstine 26 RB 13 8 1 7 0 7 7.0 897
35 Marion Butts* 25 rb 16 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 925
29 Darren Carrington 25 db 16 1 0 24 0 24 24
Team Total 26.3 16 33 328 0 48 9.9 55 1171 1 95 21.3 6730
Opp Total 16 32 267 0 8.3 52 1034 0 19.9

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
10 John Kidd 30 P 16 0 76 3064 60 1 40.3
3 John Carney 27 K 16 0 1 1 6 6 8 6 10 4 4 2 29 19 65.5%% 31 31 100.0%%
Team Total 26.3 16 1 1 6 6 8 6 10 4 4 2 29 19 65.5%% 31 31 100.0%% 76 3064 60 1 40.3
Opp Total 16 29 23 79.3%% 38 37 97.4%% 76 3063 40.3

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
55 Junior Seau* 22 RILB 16 16 7.0 129 0
50 Gary Plummer 31 LILB 16 15 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 111 0
91 Leslie O'Neal 27 ROLB 16 16 9.0 2 0 0 0 0 68 0
57 Henry Rolling 26 LOLB 15 13 1.0 2 54 0 47 0 0 1 2 53 0 63 0
92 Burt Grossman 24 RDE 16 16 5.5 1 0 2 0 0 57 0
24 Stanley Richard 24 FS 15 14 2 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 59 0
44 Martin Bayless 29 SS 16 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 57 0
27 Donald Frank 26 db 16 1 1 71 1 71 0 41 0
75 Joe Phillips 28 NT 16 15 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 36 0
29 Darren Carrington 25 db 16 1 3 30 0 19 0 17 0
17 John Friesz 24 QB 16 16 0 10 2 -21 0
22 Gill Byrd* 30 LCB 15 15 6 48 0 22 0
35 Marion Butts* 25 rb 16 8 0 3 0 0 0
28 Donnie Elder 29 KR 16 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 Bob Gagliano 33 2 0 0 2 1 -3 0
54 Billy Ray Smith 30 lb 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Kitrick Taylor 27 PR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
95 Mitchell Benson 24 16 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Courtney Hall 23 C 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
33 Ronnie Harmon 27 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
83 Anthony Miller 26 WR 13 12 0 1 1 0 0
23 Anthony Shelton 24 db 11 4 1.0 1 19 0 19 0
97 George Hinkle 26 LDE 13 13 0.5 0 0 1 0 0
82 Rod Bernstine 26 RB 13 8 0 1 0 0 0
34 Steve Hendrickson 25 lb 15 4 0 0 1 0 0
81 Nate Lewis 25 WR 16 9 0 0 1 2 0
76 Broderick Thompson 31 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
89 Derrick Walker 24 TE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 28.0 19 227 1 71 0 5 24 20 31 0 638 0
Opp Total 16 35 22 13 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
3 John Carney 27 K 16 0 31 19 88
82 Rod Bernstine 26 RB 13 8 8 8 48
35 Marion Butts* 25 rb 16 8 6 1 7 42
81 Nate Lewis 25 WR 16 9 3 1 4 24
31 Craig McEwen 26 te 16 6 3 3 18
83 Anthony Miller 26 WR 13 12 3 3 18
33 Ronnie Harmon 27 16 0 1 1 2 12
34 Steve Hendrickson 25 lb 15 4 1 1 2 12
27 Donald Frank 26 db 16 1 1 1 6
80 Shawn Jefferson 22 wr 16 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 16 13 1 1 31 31 19 274
Opp Total 16 15 22 1 37 23 1 342

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 @ PIT L, 20-26 4 11 pass Nate Lewis 11 yard pass from Rod Bernstine (John Carney kick)
2 1991-09-01 @ PIT L, 20-26 4 5 pass Shawn Jefferson 5 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
3 1991-09-08 @ SFO L, 14-34 1 1 pass Craig McEwen 1 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
4 1991-09-08 @ SFO L, 14-34 2 9 pass Anthony Miller 9 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
5 1991-09-15 ATL L, 10-13 2 15 pass Anthony Miller 15 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
6 1991-09-22 @ DEN L, 19-27 4 27 rush Marion Butts 27 yard rush (John Carney kick)
7 1991-09-29 KAN L, 13-14 1 2 rush Rod Bernstine 2 yard rush (John Carney kick)
8 1991-10-06 @ RAI W, 21-13 2 4 rush Rod Bernstine 4 yard rush (John Carney kick)
9 1991-10-06 @ RAI W, 21-13 2 1 rush Marion Butts 1 yard rush (John Carney kick)
10 1991-10-06 @ RAI W, 21-13 4 2 pass Marion Butts 2 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
11 1991-10-13 @ RAM L, 24-30 1 30 pass Anthony Miller 30 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
12 1991-10-13 @ RAM L, 24-30 2 49 pass Nate Lewis 49 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
13 1991-10-13 @ RAM L, 24-30 3 1 rush Rod Bernstine 1 yard rush (John Carney kick)
14 1991-10-20 CLE L, 24-30 3 11 rush Ronnie Harmon 11 yard rush (John Carney kick)
15 1991-10-20 CLE L, 24-30 3 2 rush Marion Butts 2 yard rush (John Carney kick)
16 1991-10-20 CLE L, 24-30 4 2 pass Steve Hendrickson 2 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
17 1991-11-10 SEA W, 17-14 1 17 rush Marion Butts 17 yard rush (John Carney kick)
18 1991-11-10 SEA W, 17-14 2 1 rush Marion Butts 1 yard rush (John Carney kick)
19 1991-11-17 NOR W, 24-21 1 3 rush Steve Hendrickson 3 yard rush (John Carney kick)
20 1991-11-17 NOR W, 24-21 2 95 kickoff Nate Lewis 95 yard kickoff return (John Carney kick)
21 1991-11-17 NOR W, 24-21 4 5 rush Marion Butts 5 yard rush (John Carney kick)
22 1991-12-01 RAI L, 7-9 3 1 rush Rod Bernstine 1 yard rush (John Carney kick)
23 1991-12-08 @ KAN L, 17-20 2 6 pass Nate Lewis 6 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
24 1991-12-08 @ KAN L, 17-20 2 71 interception Donald Frank 71 yard interception return (John Carney kick)
25 1991-12-15 MIA W, 38-30 2 12 pass Craig McEwen 12 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
26 1991-12-15 MIA W, 38-30 4 25 pass Ronnie Harmon 25 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
27 1991-12-15 MIA W, 38-30 4 5 rush Rod Bernstine 5 yard rush (John Carney kick)
28 1991-12-15 MIA W, 38-30 4 1 rush Rod Bernstine 1 yard rush (John Carney kick)
29 1991-12-15 MIA W, 38-30 4 63 rush Rod Bernstine 63 yard rush (John Carney kick)
30 1991-12-22 DEN L, 14-17 2 1 pass Craig McEwen 1 yard pass from John Friesz (John Carney kick)
31 1991-12-22 DEN L, 14-17 4 1 rush Rod Bernstine 1 yard rush (John Carney kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 @ PIT W, 26-20 2 33 pass Chris Calloway 33 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
2 1991-09-01 @ PIT W, 26-20 4 89 pass Dwight Stone 89 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
3 1991-09-08 @ SFO W, 34-14 2 32 pass Jerry Rice 32 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
4 1991-09-08 @ SFO W, 34-14 2 1 pass John Taylor 1 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
5 1991-09-08 @ SFO W, 34-14 3 70 pass Jerry Rice 70 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
6 1991-09-08 @ SFO W, 34-14 3 6 rush Keith Henderson 6 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
7 1991-09-15 ATL W, 13-10 1 14 pass Mike Pritchard 14 yard pass from Chris Miller (Norm Johnson kick)
8 1991-09-22 @ DEN W, 27-19 3 5 rush Gaston Green 5 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
9 1991-09-22 @ DEN W, 27-19 4 63 rush Gaston Green 63 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
10 1991-09-22 @ DEN W, 27-19 4 20 rush Gaston Green 20 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
11 1991-09-29 KAN W, 14-13 1 1 rush Christian Okoye 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
12 1991-09-29 KAN W, 14-13 2 11 pass Robb Thomas 11 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
13 1991-10-06 @ RAI L, 13-21 2 11 pass Ethan Horton 11 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Jeff Jaeger kick)
14 1991-10-13 @ RAM W, 30-24 2 18 pass Jim Price 18 yard pass from Jim Everett (Tony Zendejas kick)
15 1991-10-13 @ RAM W, 30-24 2 1 rush Robert Delpino 1 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
16 1991-10-13 @ RAM W, 30-24 3 1 rush Robert Delpino 1 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
17 1991-10-13 @ RAM W, 30-24 4 12 pass Jim Price 12 yard pass from Jim Everett (Tony Zendejas kick)
18 1991-10-20 CLE W, 30-24 3 6 pass Leroy Hoard 6 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
19 1991-10-20 CLE W, 30-24 4 1 rush Joe Morris 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
20 1991-10-20 CLE W, 30-24 4 15 pass Leroy Hoard 15 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
21 1991-10-20 CLE W, 30-24 5 30 interception David Brandon 30 yard interception return
22 1991-10-27 @ SEA W, 20-9 1 1 rush Derrick Fenner 1 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
23 1991-10-27 @ SEA W, 20-9 4 5 pass Mike Tice 5 yard pass from Dave Krieg (John Kasay kick)
24 1991-11-10 SEA L, 14-17 4 13 pass John Williams 13 yard pass from Dave Krieg (John Kasay kick)
25 1991-11-10 SEA L, 14-17 4 20 pass Jeff Chadwick 20 yard pass from Dave Krieg (John Kasay kick)
26 1991-11-17 NOR L, 21-24 1 1 pass Buford Jordan 1 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
27 1991-11-17 NOR L, 21-24 2 37 blocked punt Frank Warren 37 yard blocked punt return (Morten Andersen kick)
28 1991-11-17 NOR L, 21-24 2 38 pass Quinn Early 38 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
29 1991-11-24 @ NYJ W, 24-3 1 6 pass Rob Moore 6 yard pass from Ken O'Brien (Pat Leahy kick)
30 1991-11-24 @ NYJ W, 24-3 1 1 rush Blair Thomas 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
31 1991-11-24 @ NYJ W, 24-3 4 22 rush Blair Thomas 22 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
32 1991-12-08 @ KAN W, 20-17 3 1 rush Barry Word 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
33 1991-12-08 @ KAN W, 20-17 4 16 pass Harvey Williams 16 yard pass from Mark Vlasic (Nick Lowery kick)
34 1991-12-15 MIA L, 30-38 2 10 rush Dan Marino 10 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
35 1991-12-15 MIA L, 30-38 3 9 pass Tony Paige 9 yard pass from Dan Marino
36 1991-12-15 MIA L, 30-38 3 10 pass Mark Clayton 10 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
37 1991-12-15 MIA L, 30-38 4 8 pass Mark Clayton 8 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
38 1991-12-22 DEN W, 17-14 2 2 rush Steve Sewell 2 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)
39 1991-12-22 DEN W, 17-14 4 2 rush Greg Lewis 2 yard rush (David Treadwell kick)