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1980 San Diego Chargers (NFL)

1st place American Football Conference Western Division 11-5-0 .688
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Head Coach: Don Coryell
Earnel Durden Offensive Backs
Joe Gibbs Offensive Coordinator
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Wayne Sevier Special Teams
Jacki Simpson Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Larrye Weaver Defensive Backs
Ernie Zampese Receivers
SCORES
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Sat 8/2/1980 N Green Bay Packers 0-0 T Canton, OH Fawcett Stadium 19972 Stopped at 9:17 4th Quarter
Sat 8/9/1980 A Minnesota Vikings 17-27 L Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Stadium 45179
Sat 8/16/1980 H San Francisco 49ers 14-17 L San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 48836
Sat 8/23/1980 H Atlanta Falcons 17-9 W San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 47184
Sat 8/30/1980 A Los Angeles Rams 17-34 L Anaheim, CA Anaheim Stadium 61550
Sun 9/7/1980 A Seattle Seahawks 34-13 W Seattle, WA Kingdome 62042
Sun 9/14/1980 H Oakland Raiders 30-24 W OT San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 51943
Sun 9/21/1980 A Denver Broncos 30-13 W Denver, CO Mile High Stadium 74970
Sun 9/28/1980 A Kansas City Chiefs 24-7 W Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium 45161
Sun 10/5/1980 H Buffalo Bills 24-26 L San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 51982
Sun 10/12/1980 A Oakland Raiders 24-38 L Oakland, CA Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 44826
Sun 10/19/1980 H New York Giants 44-7 W San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 50397
Sun 10/26/1980 A Dallas Cowboys 31-42 L Irving, TX Texas Stadium 60639
Sun 11/2/1980 A Cincinnati Bengals 31-14 W Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Stadium 46406
Sun 11/9/1980 H Denver Broncos 13-20 L San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 51435
Sun 11/16/1980 H Kansas City Chiefs 20-7 W San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 50248
Thu 11/20/1980 A Miami Dolphins 27-24 W OT Miami, FL Orange Bowl 63013
Sun 11/30/1980 H Philadelphia Eagles 22-21 W San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 51567
Sun 12/7/1980 A Washington Redskins 17-40 L Washington, DC RFK Stadium 48556
Sat 12/13/1980 H Seattle Seahawks 21-14 W San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 49980
Mon 12/22/1980 H Pittsburgh Steelers 26-17 W San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 51785
Sat 1/3/1981 H Buffalo Bills 20-14 W San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 52028 AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun 1/11/1981 H Oakland Raiders 27-34 L San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 52428 AFC Championship
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
60 Dan Audick ROT 6-3 250 26 Hawaii 15 9
37 Hank Bauer RB 5-10 200 26 California Lutheran 16 0
6 Rolf Benirschke K 6-0 165 25 UC Davis 16 0
28 Willie Buchanon LCB 6-0 189 30 MiraCosta JC; San Diego State 16 16
25 John Cappelletti FB 6-1 220 28 Penn State 10 8
71 Fred Dean RDE 6-2 230 28 Louisiana Tech 14 11
73 Charles DeJurnett RDE 6-4 265 28 West Los Angeles JC; San Jose State 15 4
48 Jerome Dove RCB 6-1 190 27 Hutchinson CC; Colorado State 16 2
47 Frank Duncan S 6-1 188 24 San Mateo JC; San Francisco State 15 1
27 Glen Edwards FS 6-0 185 33 Florida A&M 16 14
86 John Floyd WR 6-1 195 24 Louisiana-Monroe 15 0
14 Dan Fouts QB 6-3 210 29 Oregon 16 16
42 Mike Fuller SS 5-9 182 27 Auburn 16 4
34 LaRue Harrington RB 6-0 220 23 Norfolk State 4 0
55 Bob Horn MLB 6-3 239 26 Oregon State 16 16
26 Bernie Jackson FS 6-0 173 30 Los Angeles Pierce JC; Washington State 4 0
83 John Jefferson WR 6-1 201 24 Arizona State 16 16
79 Gary Johnson RDT 6-2 255 28 Grambling State 16 16
18 Charlie Joiner WR 5-11 186 33 Grambling State 16 16
68 Leroy Jones LDE 6-8 245 30 Norfolk State 15 15
74 Louie Kelcher LDT 6-5 290 27 Southern Methodist 15 14
57 Linden King LB 6-4 247 25 Colorado State 5 0
54 Jim Laslavic RLB-LLB 6-2 237 29 Penn State 16 3
69 John Lee DE 6-2 259 27 Nebraska 11 0
64 Chuck Loewen OG-OT 6-4 264 23 South Dakota State 16 0
51 Woodrow Lowe RLB-LLB 6-0 227 26 Alabama 16 16
11 Ed Luther QB 6-3 200 23 San Jose State 5 0
62 Don Macek C 6-2 270 26 Boston College 16 16
88 Gregg McCrary TE 6-3 232 28 Clark Atlanta 16 10
58 Carl McGee RLB 6-3 228 24 Duke 6 0
46 Chuck Muncie FB 6-3 233 27 Arizona Western JC; California 11 5
17 Rick Partridge P 6-1 175 23 Golden West JC; Utah 16 0
53 Ralph Perretta C 6-2 252 27 Purdue 5 0
32 Scott Perry RCB 6-0 180 26 Williams 4 0
52 Ray Preston RLB-LLB 6-0 221 26 Syracuse 14 13
56 Bob Rush ROT 6-5 270 25 Memphis 15 1
41 Booker Russell FB 6-2 235 24 Texas State 15 0
44 Pete Shaw SS 5-10 178 26 Northwestern 12 12
66 Billy Shields LOT 6-8 281 27 Georgia Tech 16 16
84 Ronnie Smith WR 6-0 185 24 Fullerton JC; San Diego State 15 0
45 Hal Stringert CB-S 5-11 185 28 Willamette; Hawaii 10 0
22 Mike Thomas RB 5-11 190 27 Oklahoma; Nevada-Las Vegas 10 5
59 Cliff Thrift LB 6-2 234 24 East Central 15 0
70 Russ Washington ROT 6-6 295 34 Missouri 6 6
67 Ed White ROG 6-2 264 33 California 16 16
63 Doug Wilkerson LOG 6-3 253 33 North Carolina Central 16 16
40 Clarence Williams RB-FB 5-10 185 25 South Carolina 13 9
29 Mike Williams RCB 5-10 186 27 Louisiana State 14 14
80 Kellen Winslow TE 6-5 251 23 Missouri 16 11
16 Mike Wood K 5-11 199 26 Southeast Missouri State 1 0
33 Don Woods RB 6-1 191 29 New Mexico Highlands; New Mexico 2 0
99 Wilbur Young RDE 6-6 285 31 William Penn 12 4
DRAFT LIST
Round Overall Player Pos College Notes
9th Billy Mullins WR Southern California
4 101 Ed Luther QB San Jose State
4 108 Bob Gregor DB Washington State
6 151 LaRue Harrington RB Norfolk State
6 163 Wayne Hamilton LB Alabama
7 175 Chuck Loewen G South Dakota State
7 191 Stuart Dodds P Montana State
8 219 Curtis Sirmones RB North Alabama
9 247 Steve Whitman RB Alabama
11 303 John Singleton DE Texas-El Paso
12 331 Harry Price WR McNeese State
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT
Team Totals 69 190 72 78 9
Opponents Totals 54 76 85 112 0
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty 3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY 4TH DOWN EFFICIENCY PEN YDS
Team Totals 29:41 372 106 244 22 97/210 46.2% / % 109 912
Opponents Totals 30:19 284 101 156 27 95/248 38.3% / % 104 880
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Rolf Benirschke 0 46 48 95.8 24 36 66.7 0 118
John Jefferson 13 0 0 0 0 0 78
Kellen Winslow 9 0 0 0 0 0 54
John Cappelletti 5 0 0 0 0 0 30
Charlie Joiner 4 0 0 0 0 0 24
Chuck Muncie 4 0 0 0 0 0 24
Clarence Williams 4 0 0 0 0 0 24
Mike Thomas 3 0 0 0 0 0 18
Dan Fouts 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Gregg McCrary 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Hank Bauer 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Glen Edwards 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
John Floyd 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Woodrow Lowe 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
(Team) 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 50 46 49 93.9 24 36 66.7 0 418
Opponents Totals 40 39 40 97.5 16 34 47.1 0 227
FIELD GOALS MADE ATT PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Rolf Benirschke 24 36 66.7 0/0 7/8 8/12 6/10 3/6
Team Totals 24 36 66.7 0/0 7/8 8/12 6/10 3/6
Opponents Totals 16 34 47.1 0/ 4/ 2/ 9/ 1/
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Chuck Muncie 135 659 4.9 53 4
Mike Thomas 118 484 4.1 18 3
John Cappelletti 101 364 3.6 46 5
Clarence Williams 97 258 2.7 13 3
Booker Russell 8 41 5.1 10 0
Hank Bauer 10 34 3.4 7 1
John Jefferson 1 16 16.0 16 0
Dan Fouts 23 15 0.7 9 2
Don Woods 4 10 2.5 5 0
Ed Luther 3 5 1.7 9 0
Mike Fuller 2 0 0.0 0 0
Rick Partridge 3 0 0.0 0 0
LaRue Harrington 4 -7 -1.8 -1 0
Team Totals 509 1879 3.7 53 18
Opponents Totals 478 1842 3.9 89t 18
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP RTG
Dan Fouts 589 348 59.1 217 4715 8.0 13.5 65 30 5.1 24 4.1 32 210 4505 84.7
Ed Luther 3 2 66.7 0 26 8.7 13.0 13 0 0.0 1 33.3 0 0 26 54.2
Mike Thomas 2 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0 0 0.0
Team Totals 594 350 58.9 218 4741 8.0 13.5 65 30 5.1 26 4.4 32 210 4531 83.0
Opponents Totals 519 300 57.8 199 3324 6.4 11.1 61 18 3.5 20 3.9 60 475 2849 72.4
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD
Kellen Winslow 89 1290 14.5 65 9
John Jefferson 82 1340 16.3 58t 13
Charlie Joiner 71 1132 15.9 51 4
Mike Thomas 29 218 7.5 27 0
Clarence Williams 26 230 8.8 26 1
Chuck Muncie 24 234 9.8 19 0
John Cappelletti 13 112 8.6 12 0
Gregg McCrary 11 106 9.6 28t 2
Ronnie Smith 4 48 12.0 24 0
John Floyd 1 31 31.0 31t 1
Team Totals 350 4741 13.5 65 30
Opponents Totals 300 3324 11.1 61 18
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Glen Edwards 5 122 24.4 68t 1
Pete Shaw 4 50 12.5 25 0
Woodrow Lowe 3 72 24.0 28 1
Willie Buchanon 2 13 6.5 7 0
Jim Laslavic 2 11 5.5 11 0
Louie Kelcher 1 2 2.0 2 0
Hal Stringert 1 0 0.0 0 0
Cliff Thrift 1 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Williams 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 20 270 13.5 68t 2
Opponents Totals 26 419 16.1 51t 1
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 RYDS NYDS NET
Rick Partridge 60 2347 39.1 55 1 3 10 359 1928 31.6
Team Totals 61 2347 38.5 55 1 3 10 359 1928 31.6
Opponents Totals 86 3471 40.4 62 3 7 21 335 2996 34.8
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Mike Fuller 30 12 298 9.9 31 0
Pete Shaw 5 0 20 4.0 6 0
Glen Edwards 4 1 17 4.3 8 0
John Floyd 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Bob Horn 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 41 13 335 8.2 31 0
Opponents Totals 43 5 359 8.3 42 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Chuck Muncie 16 344 21.5 44 0
Mike Fuller 15 289 19.3 30 0
Ronnie Smith 10 186 18.6 27 0
Bernie Jackson 9 149 16.6 32 0
Frank Duncan 5 85 17.0 22 0
Hank Bauer 2 37 18.5 23 0
Jim Laslavic 2 26 13.0 21 0
Booker Russell 1 19 19.0 19 0
John Cappelletti 1 0 0.0 0 0
John Jefferson 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 62 1135 18.3 44 0
Opponents Totals 75 1617 21.6 53 0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Willie Buchanon 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
John Cappelletti 1 0 0 0 0 0
Fred Dean 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Charles DeJurnett 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Jerome Dove 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Dan Fouts 11 3 0 3 -5 0
Mike Fuller 3 4 0 4 0 0
Bob Horn 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Bernie Jackson 1 1 0 1 0 0
Gary Johnson 0 0 0 3 3 0 0
Charlie Joiner 3 0 0 0 0 0
Louie Kelcher 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Woodrow Lowe 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Don Macek 2 1 0 1 -23 0
Chuck Muncie 10 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Partridge 0 0 3 0 3 0 0
Ralph Perretta 1 0 0 0 -8 0
Ray Preston 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Bob Rush 2 0 0 0 -35 0
Booker Russell 1 1 0 1 0 0
Billy Shields 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
Hal Stringert 0 0 0 2 2 26 0
Cliff Thrift 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Ed White 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Clarence Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0
Kellen Winslow 2 0 0 0 0 0
Wilbur Young 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Team Totals 40 24 16 18 34 -45 0
Opponents Totals 39 18 21 22 43 2
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