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2004 San Diego Chargers

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 2004 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.1, Offense: 6.1, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 446 points (27.9/g), 3rd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 313 points (19.6/g), 11th.
 Differential of 133 points (8.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.2-4.8.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Cam Cameron
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
 Training Camp: Home Depot Center (Carson, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Alex Spanos
General Manager A.J. Smith
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts 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 446 5542 996 5.6 18 10 37 328 288 450 3357 29 8 7.1 160 525 2185 24 4.2 131 179 40.8 8.9 Own 33.4 2:49 5.71 30.9 2.41
Team Defense 313 5360 991 5.4 33 10 41 320 372 607 4053 19 23 6.4 200 355 1307 15 3.7 79 183 29.5 8.7 Own 29.5 2:30 5.6 29.2 1.63
Lg Rank Offense 3 10 3 8 7 28 16 5 1 6 4 6 2 16 4 31 29 6 11 9 3
Lg Rank Defense 11 18 8 22 25 32 31 11 3 22 1 3 21 6 19 6 27 11 20 22 14

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 @ Houston Texans 27 20 17 324 202 122 20 336 226 110 4 9.55 0.05 -2.83
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 1-1 New York Jets 28 34 21 327 216 111 4 22 380 258 122 4.35 -12.54 -0.70
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 1-2 @ Denver Broncos 13 23 16 214 129 85 1 18 328 291 37 1 -10.21 -2.38 -1.91
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-2 Tennessee Titans 38 17 16 393 198 195 21 330 258 72 19.88 -1.07 0.88
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-2 Jacksonville Jaguars 34 21 18 386 210 176 28 429 349 80 3 16.45 -6.64 0.74
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 3-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 21 18 318 223 95 1 15 299 206 93 2 -2.49 -1.82 1.11
7 Sun October 24 boxscore W 4-3 @ Carolina Panthers 17 6 19 302 188 114 1 20 263 147 116 1 4.08 7.53 0.97
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-3 Oakland Raiders 42 14 33 448 273 175 1 15 281 259 22 3 27.64 5.46 -4.11
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 6-3 New Orleans Saints 43 17 28 402 250 152 18 220 165 55 2 30.07 2.46 -3.01
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 21 boxscore W 7-3 @ Oakland Raiders 23 17 26 402 226 176 1 14 273 220 53 1 9.58 0.74 -5.45
12 Sun November 28 boxscore W 8-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 34 31 25 498 371 127 20 310 200 110 2 18.40 -8.62 -7.63
13 Sun December 5 boxscore W 9-3 Denver Broncos 20 17 14 208 86 122 2 21 337 263 74 4 -14.51 7.63 8.02
14 Sun December 12 boxscore W 10-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 24 18 336 206 130 3 21 436 373 63 4 2.74 4.17 2.41
15 Sun December 19 boxscore W 11-3 @ Cleveland Browns 21 0 16 257 83 174 1 11 231 105 126 1 0.54 21.11 -1.83
16 Sun December 26 boxscore L OT 11-4 @ Indianapolis Colts 31 34 22 374 281 93 1 30 464 360 104 1 16.94 -18.01 -2.67
17 Sun January 2 boxscore W 12-4 Kansas City Chiefs 24 17 21 353 215 138 2 26 443 373 70 4 4.10 2.76 0.45
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 8 boxscore L OT 12-5 New York Jets 17 20 24 408 308 100 1 20 396 270 126 7.52 -8.31 -0.53

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 Drew Brees* 25 QB 15 15 11-4-0 262 400 65.5 3159 27 6.8 7 1.8 79 7.9 8.5 12.1 210.6 104.8 18 131 7.24 7.78 4.3 1 2
7 Doug Flutie 42 qb 2 1 1-0-0 20 38 52.6 276 1 2.6 0 0.0 29 7.3 7.8 13.8 138.0 85.0 1 7 6.90 7.41 2.6
17 Philip Rivers 23 2 0 5 8 62.5 33 1 12.5 0 0.0 13 4.1 6.6 6.6 16.5 110.9 0 0 4.13 6.63 0.0
21 LaDainian Tomlinson*+ 25 RB 15 15 1 2 50.0 38 0 0.0 0 0.0 38 19.0 19.0 38.0 2.5 95.8 1 1 12.33 12.33 33.3
86 Keenan McCardell 34 wr 7 6 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
5 Mike Scifres 24 P 16 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 12-4-0 288 450 64.0 3506 29 6.4 8 1.8 79 7.8 8.3 12.2 219.1 102.0 20 139 7.16 7.63 4.3 1 2
Opp Total 16 372 607 61.3 4195 19 3.1 23 3.8 6.9 5.83 11.3 262.2 76.6 29 142 6.4 5.3 4.6

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
21 LaDainian Tomlinson*+ 25 RB 15 15 339 1335 17 42 3.9 89.0 22.6 53 441 8.3 1 74 3.5 29.4 1776 18 6
24 Jesse Chatman 25 15 0 65 392 3 52 6.0 26.1 4.3 2 17 8.5 0 17 0.1 1.1 409 3 1
9 Drew Brees* 25 QB 15 15 53 85 2 22 1.6 5.7 3.5 1 38 38.0 0 38 0.1 2.5 123 2 7
33 Michael Turner 22 rb 14 1 20 104 0 30 5.2 7.4 1.4 4 8 2.0 0 7 0.3 0.6 112 0 1
41 Lorenzo Neal 34 FB 16 10 16 53 0 8 3.3 3.3 1.0 13 66 5.1 0 12 0.8 4.1 119 0 1
34 Andrew Pinnock 24 1 0 9 26 0 11 2.9 26.0 9.0 3 26 8.7 0 14 3.0 26.0 52 0 1
7 Doug Flutie 42 qb 2 1 5 39 2 20 7.8 19.5 2.5 39 2 0
88 Eric Parker 25 PR/WR 15 13 4 53 0 38 13.3 3.5 0.3 47 690 14.7 4 79 3.1 46.0 743 4 5
82 Reche Caldwell 25 wr 6 6 4 45 0 20 11.3 7.5 0.7 18 310 17.2 3 58 3.0 51.7 355 3 1
87 Tim Dwight 29 KR 12 0 4 54 0 48 13.5 4.5 0.3 2 31 15.5 1 23 0.2 2.6 85 1 0
17 Philip Rivers 23 2 0 4 -5 0 0 -1.3 -2.5 2.0 -5 0 1
86 Keenan McCardell 34 wr 7 6 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.4 0.1 31 393 12.7 1 31 4.4 56.1 396 1 0
83 Bobby Shaw 29 7 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
85 Antonio Gates*+ 24 TE 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 81 964 11.9 13 72 5.4 64.3 964 13 0
81 Kassim Osgood 24 WR 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 308 20.5 2 65 0.9 19.3 308 2 0
84 Justin Peelle 25 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 84 8.4 2 17 0.6 5.3 84 2 1
89 Ryan Krause 23 te 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 81 16.2 1 29 5.0 81.0 81 1 0
13 Malcom Floyd 23 wr 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 49 16.3 1 27 0.8 12.3 49 1 0
Team Total 26.1 16 525 2185 24 52 4.2 136.6 32.8 288 3506 12.2 29 79 18.0 219.1 5691 53 27
Opp Total 16 355 1307 15 3.7 81.7 22.2 372 4053 10.9 19 23.3 253.3 5360 34 19

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
87 Tim Dwight 29 KR 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 50 1222 1 87 24.4 1313
88 Eric Parker 25 PR/WR 15 13 27 237 0 32 8.8 980
24 Jesse Chatman 25 15 0 4 89 0 35 22.3 498
83 Wes Welker 23 1 0 4 102 0 33 25.5 102
45 Robb Butler 23 5 0 2 35 0 24 17.5 35
29 Drayton Florence 24 rcb 13 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
41 Lorenzo Neal 34 FB 16 10 1 12 0 12 12.0 131
33 Michael Turner 22 rb 14 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 130
Team Total 26.1 16 29 243 0 32 8.4 62 1478 1 87 23.8 7412
Opp Total 16 23 164 0 7.1 83 1846 2 22.2

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
10 Nate Kaeding 22 K 16 0 1 1 11 9 2 2 6 5 5 3 25 20 80.0% 55 54 98.2%
5 Mike Scifres 24 P 16 0 69 2974 60 0 43.1
Team Total 26.1 16 1 1 11 9 2 2 6 5 5 3 25 20 80.0% 55 54 98.2% 69 2974 60 0 43.1
Opp Total 16 27 20 74.1% 34 33 97.1% 64 2714 42.4

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
59 Donnie Edwards 31 LILB 16 16 1.0 5 49 1 30 14 2 0 0 0 0 105 46
48 Terrence Kiel 24 SS 16 16 1.0 2 31 0 31 10 0 0 1 0 0 72 25
58 Randall Godfrey 31 RILB 15 15 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 68 19
20 Jerry Wilson 31 FS 16 16 3 12 0 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 52 23
53 Steve Foley 29 ROLB 16 16 10.0 2 4 0 4 12 5 0 2 0 0 48 17
23 Quentin Jammer 25 RCB 16 16 1 12 0 12 10 53 9
51 Ben Leber 26 LOLB 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 25 0 49 11
54 Stephen Cooper 25 lb 16 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 32 10
25 Jamar Fletcher 25 16 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 7 0 35 3
29 Drayton Florence 24 rcb 13 5 4 54 0 40 8 0 1 0 0 0 31 5
22 Sammy Davis 24 LCB 12 10 1 4 0 4 10 32 6
99 Igor Olshansky 22 RDE 16 16 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 24 15
76 Jamal Williams 28 NT 15 15 4.0 0 0 0 0 4 25 7
95 Shaun Phillips 23 16 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 21 6
92 Jason Fisk 32 dt 15 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 19 11
42 Clinton Hart 27 14 0 1 13 0 13 2 18 6
74 Jacques Cesaire 24 LDE 16 12 0.5 0 0 0 0 3 18 6
31 Hanik Milligan 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 16 3
78 DeQuincy Scott 26 dt 14 2 1.5 0 0 0 0 2 14 5
56 Matt Wilhelm 23 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 10 3
57 Zeke Moreno 26 9 0 6 2
90 Adrian Dingle 27 de 10 2 1.0 1 1 0 1 1 3 3
9 Drew Brees* 25 QB 15 15 0 7 3 -9 0
45 Robb Butler 23 5 0 3 4
88 Eric Parker 25 PR/WR 15 13 0 5 4 -14 0
21 LaDainian Tomlinson*+ 25 RB 15 15 0 6 2 0 0
96 Dave Ball 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
93 Eric Downing 26 3 0 1 0
79 Mike Goff 28 RG 16 16 0 0 2 11 0
52 Carlos Polk 27 1 0 1 0
17 Philip Rivers 23 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
5 Mike Scifres 24 P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
82 Reche Caldwell 25 wr 6 6 0 1 0 0 0
24 Jesse Chatman 25 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Nick Hardwick 23 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
41 Lorenzo Neal 34 FB 16 10 0 1 0 0 0
70 Shane Olivea 23 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
84 Justin Peelle 25 te 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
34 Andrew Pinnock 24 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Jerrell Pippens 24 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Michael Turner 22 rb 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 29.0 23 180 1 40 103 11 27 25 20 0 758 246
Opp Total 16 21 19 9

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
10 Nate Kaeding 22 K 16 0 54 20 114
21 LaDainian Tomlinson*+ 25 RB 15 15 17 1 18 108
85 Antonio Gates*+ 24 TE 15 15 13 13 78
88 Eric Parker 25 PR/WR 15 13 4 4 24
82 Reche Caldwell 25 wr 6 6 3 3 18
24 Jesse Chatman 25 15 0 3 3 18
9 Drew Brees* 25 QB 15 15 2 2 12
87 Tim Dwight 29 KR 12 0 1 1 2 12
7 Doug Flutie 42 qb 2 1 2 2 12
81 Kassim Osgood 24 WR 16 7 2 2 12
84 Justin Peelle 25 te 16 4 2 2 12
59 Donnie Edwards 31 LILB 16 16 1 1 6
13 Malcom Floyd 23 wr 4 2 1 1 6
89 Ryan Krause 23 te 1 1 1 1 6
86 Keenan McCardell 34 wr 7 6 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 16 24 29 1 1 55 54 20 444
Opp Total 16 15 19 2 2 33 20 313