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2002 San Diego Chargers

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: -1.0, Defense: 0.2, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 333 points (20.8/g), 20th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 367 points (22.9/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -34 points (-2.1/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 7.1-8.9.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Cam Cameron
 Defensive Coordinator: Dale Lindsey

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Alex Spanos
General Manager John Butler
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 333 5325 1028 5.2 24 8 30 313 324 538 3188 17 16 5.7 166 466 2137 19 4.6 117 191 28.3 11.0 Own 32.1 2:36 5.53 27.8 1.60
Team Defense 367 6034 1056 5.7 27 10 30 326 375 607 4295 26 17 6.6 205 410 1739 15 4.2 91 196 31.6 10.7 Own 28.9 2:33 5.5 30.8 1.79
Lg Rank Offense 20 16 7 6 16 21 22 28 17 20 9 8 7 7 23 26 18 16 20 19 21
Lg Rank Defense 22 30 18 23 26 31 32 26 15 28 10 11 17 18 18 19 30 15 15 28 19

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 8 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 34 6 27 401 160 241 13 203 167 36 1 22.74 6.67 -2.84
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-0 Houston Texans 24 3 16 267 143 124 1 7 118 29 89 3 -7.35 41.78 -14.24
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 3-0 @ Arizona Cardinals 23 15 19 289 164 125 1 15 297 200 97 3 -1.03 10.90 -0.09
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 4-0 New England Patriots 21 14 14 342 104 238 1 25 440 353 87 3 7.34 -0.74 0.65
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 4-1 @ Denver Broncos 9 26 16 314 235 79 3 20 417 300 117 1 -11.00 -7.75 1.03
6 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-1 Kansas City Chiefs 35 34 27 465 312 153 5 17 319 231 88 2 12.73 -1.05 -11.26
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W OT 6-1 @ Oakland Raiders 27 21 24 333 161 172 26 390 353 37 1 11.49 -13.71 8.51
8 Bye Week
9 Sun November 3 boxscore L 6-2 New York Jets 13 44 15 243 170 73 3 21 413 248 165 -11.63 -13.34 -4.60
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 6-3 @ St. Louis Rams 24 28 15 256 130 126 2 25 524 453 71 4 -4.77 -1.03 1.87
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W OT 7-3 San Francisco 49ers 20 17 26 441 336 105 1 21 467 331 136 1 6.43 -9.23 5.41
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 7-4 @ Miami Dolphins 3 30 12 144 80 64 2 24 413 191 222 -11.90 -15.44 -0.15
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W OT 8-4 Denver Broncos 30 27 25 434 214 220 20 417 261 156 3 11.93 4.40 -12.29
14 Sun December 8 boxscore L 8-5 Oakland Raiders 7 27 19 291 226 65 3 22 393 326 67 -10.29 -11.59 4.56
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 8-6 @ Buffalo Bills 13 20 14 308 192 116 17 256 101 155 1 -9.77 2.12 0.04
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 8-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 22 24 20 383 235 148 1 19 376 323 53 1 -2.76 -8.03 6.28
17 Sun December 29 boxscore L OT 8-8 Seattle Seahawks 28 31 24 414 326 88 1 34 591 428 163 3 13.16 -19.43 5.25

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
9 Drew Brees 23 QB 16 16 8-8-0 320 526 60.8% 3284 17 3.2 16 3.0 52 6.2 5.5 10.3 205.3 76.9 24 180 5.64 4.95 4.4 2 4
7 Doug Flutie 40 1 0 3 11 27.3% 64 0 0.0 0 0.0 47 5.8 5.8 21.3 64.0 51.3 0 0 5.82 5.82 0.0
82 Reche Caldwell 23 wr 16 2 1 1 100.0% 20 0 0.0 0 0.0 20 20.0 20.0 20.0 1.3 118.7 0 0 20.00 20.00 0.0
Team Total 26.9 16 8-8-0 324 538 60.2% 3368 17 3.2 16 3.0 52 6.3 5.6 10.4 210.5 76.5 24 180 5.67 5.00 4.3 2 4
Opp Total 16 375 607 61.8% 4526 26 4.3 17 2.8 7.5 7.05 12.1 282.9 87.2 39 231 6.6 6.3 6.0

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
21 LaDainian Tomlinson* 23 RB 16 16 372 1683 14 76 4.5 105.2 23.3 101 79 489 6.2 1 30 4.9 30.6 2172 15 3
9 Drew Brees 23 QB 16 16 38 130 1 15 3.4 8.1 2.4 130 1 2
41 Terrell Fletcher 29 10 0 26 128 1 15 4.9 12.8 2.6 17 10 62 6.2 0 13 1.0 6.2 190 1 0
85 Tim Dwight 27 PR/WR 16 14 12 108 1 20 9.0 6.8 0.8 93 50 623 12.5 2 42 3.1 38.9 731 3 1
80 Curtis Conway 31 WR 13 13 7 53 2 22 7.6 4.1 0.5 93 57 852 14.9 5 52 4.4 65.5 905 7 2
24 Jesse Chatman 23 10 0 6 19 0 11 3.2 1.9 0.6 3 3 44 14.7 0 25 0.3 4.4 63 0 0
82 Reche Caldwell 23 wr 16 2 2 9 0 6 4.5 0.6 0.1 39 22 208 9.5 3 26 1.4 13.0 217 3 3
44 Fred McCrary 30 FB 16 16 2 1 0 2 0.5 0.1 0.1 31 22 96 4.4 3 25 1.4 6.0 97 3 1
7 Doug Flutie 40 1 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6.0 1.0 6 0 0
81 Stephen Alexander 27 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 73 45 510 11.3 1 32 3.2 36.4 510 1 1
88 Eric Parker 23 wr 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 17 268 15.8 1 31 1.9 29.8 268 1 0
83 Josh Norman 22 te 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 16 201 12.6 1 29 1.5 18.3 201 1 0
84 Justin Peelle 23 te 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 3 15 5.0 0 10 0.2 1.0 15 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 466 2137 19 76 4.6 133.6 29.1 508 324 3368 10.4 17 52 20.3 210.5 5505 36 16
Opp Total 16 410 1739 15 4.2 108.7 25.6 375 4295 11.5 26 23.4 268.4 6034 41 16

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
28 Ronney Jenkins 25 KR 13 0 40 925 0 56 23.1 925
87 Tamarick Vanover 28 7 0 16 86 0 16 5.4 14 323 0 39 23.1 409
85 Tim Dwight 27 PR/WR 16 14 19 231 0 37 12.2 8 166 0 26 20.8 1128
82 Reche Caldwell 23 wr 16 2 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 9 220 0 39 24.4 435
96 Leonardo Carson 25 ldt 16 7 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
41 Terrell Fletcher 29 10 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 212
Team Total 26.9 16 37 315 0 37 8.5 73 1670 0 56 22.9 7490
Opp Total 16 36 369 1 10.3 53 1059 0 20.0

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 37 P 16 0 87 3540 63 2 40.7
8 Steve Christie 35 K 16 0 8 8 6 5 9 4 3 1 26 18 69.2%% 36 35 97.2%%
Team Total 26.9 16 8 8 6 5 9 4 3 1 26 18 69.2%% 36 35 97.2%% 87 3540 63 2 40.7
Opp Total 16 31 21 67.7%% 42 42 100.0%% 83 3328 40.1

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
59 Donnie Edwards* 29 MLB 16 16 5 95 1 46 10 0 0 1 82 1 100 28
37 Rodney Harrison 30 SS 13 13 2.0 2 2 0 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 67 19
47 Ryan McNeil 32 RCB 15 15 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 4 14 1 72 7
25 Alex Molden 29 LCB 16 16 2.0 3 9 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 66 11
55 Junior Seau* 33 RLB 13 13 1.5 1 25 0 25 7 1 0 0 0 0 59 24
23 Quentin Jammer 23 db 14 4 0 0 0 0 10 58 9
51 Ben Leber 24 LLB 16 14 5.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 41 9
57 Zeke Moreno 24 lb 16 3 1 8 0 8 0 36 7
99 Raylee Johnson 32 RDE 16 16 6.5 0 0 1 0 1 32 8
42 Rogers Beckett 25 FS 16 10 36 2
75 Marcellus Wiley 28 LDE 14 14 6.0 1 40 0 40 5 1 0 0 0 0 30 5
92 Jason Fisk 30 RDT 16 13 3.0 28 10
35 Keith Lyle 30 fs 15 6 2 26 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 25 5
96 Leonardo Carson 25 ldt 16 7 3.5 0 0 1 0 0 22 9
90 Adrian Dingle 25 de 16 3 4.0 0 0 1 1 0 24 1
76 Jamal Williams 26 LDT 12 10 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 19 4
36 Vernon Fox 23 db 16 3 1 25 0 25 3 18 6
52 Carlos Polk 25 15 0 1.0 16 1
56 Orlando Ruff 26 16 0 14 0
45 Joey Goodspeed 24 12 0 11 1
78 DeQuincy Scott 24 10 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
27 Tay Cody 25 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1
84 Justin Peelle 23 te 15 2 7 0
33 Davis Sanchez 28 10 0 7 0
85 Tim Dwight 27 PR/WR 16 14 0 1 0 -16 0 4 0
24 Jesse Chatman 23 10 0 4 0
82 Reche Caldwell 23 wr 16 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
9 Drew Brees 23 QB 16 16 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
80 Curtis Conway 31 WR 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
20 Jerry Wilson 29 5 0 3 0
2 Darren Bennett 37 P 16 0 2 0
8 Steve Christie 35 K 16 0 2 0
41 Terrell Fletcher 29 10 0 2 0
28 Ronney Jenkins 25 KR 13 0 2 0
44 Fred McCrary 30 FB 16 16 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
81 Stephen Alexander 27 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
21 LaDainian Tomlinson* 23 RB 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
87 Tamarick Vanover 28 7 0 0 3 0 0 0
5 Wade Richey 26 k 12 0 1 0
60 Jason Ball 23 C 16 13 0 0 1 0 0
63 Kelvin Garmon 26 lg 7 5 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 37.0 17 246 1 46 36 8 16 14 81 3 685 154
Opp Total 16 24 16 6 1

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
21 LaDainian Tomlinson* 23 RB 16 16 14 1 15 90
8 Steve Christie 35 K 16 0 35 18 89
80 Curtis Conway 31 WR 13 13 2 5 7 42
82 Reche Caldwell 23 wr 16 2 3 3 1 20
85 Tim Dwight 27 PR/WR 16 14 1 2 3 18
44 Fred McCrary 30 FB 16 16 3 3 18
59 Donnie Edwards* 29 MLB 16 16 1 1 2 12
81 Stephen Alexander 27 TE 14 14 1 1 6
9 Drew Brees 23 QB 16 16 1 1 6
41 Terrell Fletcher 29 10 0 1 1 6
99 Raylee Johnson 32 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
47 Ryan McNeil 32 RCB 15 15 1 1 6
83 Josh Norman 22 te 11 1 1 1 6
88 Eric Parker 23 wr 9 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 16 19 17 3 1 40 1 35 18 1 331
Opp Total 16 15 26 1 1 1 42 21 1 367