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1998 San Diego Chargers

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.4, Offense: -7.7, Defense: -0.7, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 241 points (15.1/g), 29th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 342 points (21.4/g), 18th.
 Differential of -101 points (-6.3/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-11.1.

Coach: Kevin Gilbride (2-4-0) and June Jones (3-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sheppard
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Pascale

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
 Training Camp: UC San Diego (San Diego, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Alex Spanos
General Manager Bobby Beathard
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 241 4592 1063 4.3 51 17 31 272 261 566 2864 11 34 4.7 146 460 1728 11 3.8 95 197 23.4 22.8 Own 28.9 2:22 5.16 22.1 1.11
Team Defense 342 4208 991 4.2 27 7 35 256 271 530 3068 21 20 5.4 149 422 1140 12 2.7 72 200 27.5 22.5 Own 35.2 2:09 4.8 20.4 1.47
Lg Rank Offense 29 24 30 27 19 3 26 29 30 28 12 15 16 22 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 18 1 18 23 3 17 11 11 8 5 12 1 14 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 Buffalo Bills 16 14 14 254 187 67 2 20 297 207 90 2 -6.69 0.34 10.53
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 @ Tennessee Oilers 13 7 18 320 179 141 18 250 187 63 5.99 1.88 -0.99
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 2-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 7 23 6 152 -19 171 6 16 251 129 122 1 -28.41 16.26 -5.96
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 2-2 New York Giants 16 34 17 355 266 89 4 19 313 208 105 1 -16.23 -0.13 -0.11
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 2-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 12 17 17 295 143 152 3 11 192 137 55 1 -15.64 13.17 -3.44
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-4 @ Oakland Raiders 6 7 9 195 78 117 4 6 159 141 18 1 -35.40 30.69 4.99
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-4 Philadelphia Eagles 13 10 11 168 28 140 1 21 261 210 51 4 -10.64 13.51 2.40
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-5 Seattle Seahawks 20 27 27 391 280 111 14 274 234 40 8.39 -1.97 -9.53
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 3-6 @ Denver Broncos 10 27 13 213 136 77 3 19 289 217 72 1 -18.10 2.11 -1.17
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 4-6 Baltimore Ravens 14 13 19 203 146 57 1 8 161 121 40 2 -22.99 20.82 2.56
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 5-6 Kansas City Chiefs 38 37 25 366 271 95 3 21 366 297 69 2 14.82 -12.84 -1.61
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 5-7 Denver Broncos 16 31 21 367 302 65 6 18 322 226 96 4 -16.67 4.58 -3.78
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 5-8 @ Washington Redskins 20 24 21 344 217 127 2 17 278 212 66 2 -3.50 5.64 -8.92
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 5-9 @ Seattle Seahawks 17 38 16 277 211 66 8 18 238 130 108 3 -34.80 12.80 -0.80
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 5-10 Oakland Raiders 10 17 16 315 236 79 3 14 287 167 120 3 -15.05 9.55 0.53
17 Sun December 27 boxscore L 5-11 @ Arizona Cardinals 13 16 22 377 203 174 5 16 270 245 25 -6.45 2.52 0.65

Passing

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
5 Craig Whelihan 27 QB 10 7 2-5-0 149 320 46.6% 1803 8 2.5 19 5.9 55 5.6 3.5 12.1 180.3 48.0 15 111 5.05 2.98 4.5 2 2
16 Ryan Leaf 22 qb 10 9 3-6-0 111 245 45.3% 1289 2 0.8 15 6.1 67 5.3 2.7 11.6 128.9 39.0 22 140 4.30 1.93 8.2 1 2
41 Terrell Fletcher 25 rb 12 5 1 1 100.0% 23 1 100.0 0 0.0 23 23.0 43.0 23.0 1.9 158.3 0 0 23.00 43.00 0.0
Team Total 27.3 16 5-11-0 261 566 46.1% 3115 11 1.9 34 6.0 67 5.5 3.2 11.9 194.7 44.9 37 251 4.75 2.58 6.1 3 4
Opp Total 16 271 530 51.1% 3314 21 4.0 20 3.8 6.3 5.35 12.2 207.1 68.2 39 246 5.4 4.5 6.9

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
20 Natrone Means 26 RB 10 10 212 883 5 72 4.2 88.3 21.2 22 16 91 5.7 0 22 1.6 9.1 974 5 2
41 Terrell Fletcher 25 rb 12 5 153 543 5 21 3.5 45.3 12.8 43 30 188 6.3 0 22 2.5 15.7 731 5 1
34 Tremayne Stephens 22 rb 13 1 35 122 1 12 3.5 9.4 2.7 6 2 9 4.5 0 5 0.2 0.7 131 1 1
16 Ryan Leaf 22 qb 10 9 27 80 0 20 3.0 8.0 2.7 80 0 8
5 Craig Whelihan 27 QB 10 7 18 38 0 13 2.1 3.8 1.8 38 0 9
43 Kenny Bynum 24 KR 10 0 11 23 0 14 2.1 2.3 1.1 5 4 27 6.8 0 12 0.4 2.7 50 0 3
82 Charlie Jones 26 WR/wr 16 11 4 39 0 14 9.8 2.4 0.3 106 46 699 15.2 3 56 2.9 43.7 738 3 1
88 Freddie Jones 24 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 110 57 602 10.6 3 28 3.6 37.6 602 3 1
80 Bryan Still 24 WR 14 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 76 43 605 14.1 2 67 3.1 43.2 605 2 0
10 Mikhael Ricks 24 wr 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 77 30 450 15.0 2 39 1.9 28.1 450 2 1
87 Ryan Thelwell 25 wr 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 16 268 16.8 1 55 2.7 44.7 268 1 0
84 Webster Slaughter 34 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 8 93 11.6 0 31 0.8 9.3 93 0 0
89 Wendell Davis 23 TE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 4 23 5.8 0 8 0.4 2.1 23 0 0
83 John Burke 27 te 10 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 3 32 10.7 0 17 0.3 3.2 32 0 0
89 Frank Hartley 31 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 2 28 14.0 0 17 0.1 1.8 28 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 460 1728 11 72 3.8 108.0 28.8 515 261 3115 11.9 11 67 16.3 194.7 4843 22 33
Opp Total 16 422 1140 12 2.7 71.3 26.4 271 3068 11.3 21 16.9 191.8 4208 33 21

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
85 Latario Rachal 25 PR 11 0 32 387 0 56 12.1 11 192 0 25 17.5 579
85 Tony Gaiter 24 5 0 13 155 0 49 11.9 16 295 0 33 18.4 450
43 Kenny Bynum 24 KR 10 0 19 345 0 30 18.2 395
34 Tremayne Stephens 22 rb 13 1 16 349 0 36 21.8 480
41 Terrell Fletcher 25 rb 12 5 3 71 0 36 23.7 802
82 Charlie Jones 26 WR/wr 16 11 2 25 0 17 12.5 763
83 John Burke 27 te 10 6 1 5 0 5 5.0 37
89 Frank Hartley 31 te 16 3 1 11 0 11 11.0 39
64 Kendyl Jacox 23 rg 16 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 45 542 0 56 12.0 69 1293 0 36 18.7 6678
Opp Total 16 49 515 1 10.5 54 1484 1 27.5

Kicking & Punting

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 Darren Bennett 33 P 16 0 95 4174 65 0 43.9
3 John Carney 34 K 16 0 12 11 5 5 10 8 3 2 30 26 86.7%% 19 19 100.0%%
Team Total 27.3 16 12 11 5 5 10 8 3 2 30 26 86.7%% 19 19 100.0%% 95 4174 65 0 43.9
Opp Total 16 34 25 73.5%% 37 37 100.0%% 103 4542 44.1

Defense & Fumbles

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*+ 29 RLB 16 16 3.5 1 0 2 0 0 92 23
37 Rodney Harrison*+ 26 SS 16 16 4.0 3 42 0 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 25
27 Charles Dimry 32 LCB 16 15 3 38 0 30 0 59 4
42 Greg Jackson 32 FS 16 13 6 50 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 50 9
90 Marco Coleman 29 RDE 16 16 3.5 0 0 2 0 0 46 5
96 Norman Hand 26 LDT 16 16 6.0 2 47 0 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 42 7
29 Terrance Shaw 25 RCB 13 13 2 0 0 0 0 35 5
54 Kurt Gouveia 34 MLB 14 12 0.5 32 12
97 John Parrella 29 RDT 16 16 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 30 7
51 Gerald Dixon 29 llb 16 6 2.5 26 8
22 Jimmy Spencer 29 db 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 29 0
56 Steve Tovar 28 lb 16 2 1.0 22 6
95 William Fuller 36 LDE 13 13 3.0 18 4
58 Lewis Bush 29 LLB 10 10 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 12 6
38 Mike Dumas 29 db 3 3 1.0 8 3
21 Scott Turner 26 db 16 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0
23 Gerome Williams 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 1
28 Dwayne Harper 32 db 1 1 1 12 0 12 0 5 3
5 Craig Whelihan 27 QB 10 7 0 9 3 -21 0
76 Jamal Williams 22 9 0 1 14 1 14 0 5 1
94 Chris Mims 28 6 0 2.0 3 3
16 Ryan Leaf 22 qb 10 9 0 8 2 -18 0
98 Mike Mohring 24 10 0 1.0 2 1
99 Raylee Johnson 28 de 16 3 5.5
43 Kenny Bynum 24 KR 10 0 0 3 2 0 0
85 Latario Rachal 25 PR 11 0 0 4 1 0 0
52 James Burgess 24 16 0 1 1
41 Terrell Fletcher 25 rb 12 5 0 1 2 21 0
53 Michael Hamilton 25 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
20 Natrone Means 26 RB 10 10 0 2 1 0 0
2 Darren Bennett 33 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
31 Willie Clark 26 5 0 1 0
89 Wendell Davis 23 TE 11 7 0 0 1 0 0
85 Tony Gaiter 24 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Charlie Jones 26 WR/wr 16 11 0 1 0 0 0
88 Freddie Jones 24 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
10 Mikhael Ricks 24 wr 16 9 0 1 0 0 0
74 Raleigh Roundtree 23 rg 15 5 0 0 1 0 0
34 Tremayne Stephens 22 rb 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
73 Aaron Taylor 26 LG 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 36.0 19 203 1 30 0 5 33 19 -18 0 581 131
Opp Total 16 37 21 14

Scoring Summary

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 34 K 16 0 19 26 97
41 Terrell Fletcher 25 rb 12 5 5 5 30
20 Natrone Means 26 RB 10 10 5 5 30
88 Freddie Jones 24 TE 16 16 3 3 1 20
82 Charlie Jones 26 WR/wr 16 11 3 3 18
10 Mikhael Ricks 24 wr 16 9 2 2 12
80 Bryan Still 24 WR 14 9 2 2 12
34 Tremayne Stephens 22 rb 13 1 1 1 6
87 Ryan Thelwell 25 wr 6 3 1 1 6
76 Jamal Williams 22 9 0 1 1 6
5 Craig Whelihan 27 QB 10 7 1 2
Team Total 27.3 16 11 11 1 23 2 19 26 1 239
Opp Total 16 12 21 1 1 1 2 1 37 25 342