List of Los Angeles Chargers seasons

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Qualcomm Stadium, where the Chargers played their home games from 1967 to 2016.

The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football franchise based in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The Chargers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The club was founded in 1959 by Barron Hilton and played the 1960 season in Los Angeles as part of the American Football League (AFL). In the next season, the Chargers moved to San Diego.[1] In 2017, the Chargers relocated back to Los Angeles.

The franchise has experienced three major periods of success. The first was from 1960 to 1965, when the Chargers were AFL West champions five times and AFL champions once. The second was from 1978 to 1982, when the Chargers had winning seasons (seasons with more wins than losses) in each of these years, and won three consecutive division championships for the second time in franchise history. The most recent accomplishments range from 2004 to 2009, with the franchise reaching the playoffs five times in six years. Their only Super Bowl appearance was in 1994.

The Chargers have experienced three notable periods of decline. Between 1970 and 1977, the Chargers never won more games than they lost as part of a 13-year period without playing in the postseason, including four consecutive years last in their division from 1972 to 1975, in which year they bottomed out before two late wins avoided the NFL's first 0–14 season. From 1983 to 1991, they never placed higher than third in their division and did not make the playoffs. From 1996 to 2003, the team had no winning seasons, and had their worst season ever, winning only one of 16 games in 2000.[2]

The Chargers have been division champions nine times including 2009, all of them in the AFC West. They have been conference champions six times, but only once since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. As of the end of the 2010 season, the Chargers had played 787 regular and post-season games in 51 seasons, and have appeared in the post-season 16 times.[2]

Seasons

Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any post-season play.

AFL Champions (1960–1969) Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Post-season results Awards Head coaches
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Los Angeles Chargers
1960 1960 AFL West 1st 10 4 0 Lost AFL Championship (Oilers) 24–16 Sid Gillman
San Diego Chargers
1961 1961 AFL West 1st 12 2 0 Lost AFL Championship (Oilers) 10–3 Sid Gillman
1962 1962 AFL West 3rd 4 10 0 Earl Faison (ASG MVP) Sid Gillman
1963 1963 AFL West 1st 11 3 0 Won AFL Championship (1) (Patriots) 51–10 Lance Alworth (MVP)
Keith Lincoln (ASG MVP)
Sid Gillman
1964 1964 AFL West 1st 8 5 1 Lost AFL Championship (Bills) 20–7 Keith Lincoln (ASG MVP) Sid Gillman
1965 1965 AFL West 1st 9 2 3 Lost AFL Championship (Bills) 23–0 Frank Buncom (ASG MVP) Sid Gillman
1966 1966 AFL West 3rd 7 6 1 Sid Gillman
1967 1967 AFL West 3rd 8 5 1 Speedy Duncan (ASG MVP) Sid Gillman
1968 1968 AFL West 3rd 9 5 0 Sid Gillman
1969 1969 AFL West 3rd 8 6 0 John Hadl (ASG MVP) Charlie Waller
1970[A] 1970 NFL AFC West 3rd 5 6 3 Charlie Waller
1971 1971 NFL AFC West 3rd 6 8 0 Harland Svare (2–2)
Sid Gillman (4–6)
1972 1972 NFL AFC West 4th 4 9 1 Harland Svare
1973 1973 NFL AFC West 4th 2 11 1 Harland Svare (1–6–1)
Ron Waller (1–5)
1974 1974 NFL AFC West 3rd 5 9 0 Don Woods (OROY) Tommy Prothro
1975 1975 NFL AFC West 4th 2 12 0 Tommy Prothro
1976 1976 NFL AFC West 3rd 6 8 0 Tommy Prothro
1977 1977 NFL AFC West 3rd 7 7 0 Tommy Prothro
1978 1978[B] NFL AFC West 3rd 9 7 0 Tommy Prothro (1–3)
Don Coryell (8–4)
1979 1979 NFL AFC West 1st 12 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Oilers) 17–14 Don Coryell
1980 1980 NFL AFC West 1st[C] 11 5 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Bills) 20–14
Lost Conference Championship (Raiders) 34–27
Don Coryell
1981 1981 NFL AFC West 1st[D] 10 6 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 41–38 (OT)[E]
Lost Conference Championship (Bengals)[F] 27–7
Kellen Winslow (PB MVP) Don Coryell
1982[G] 1982 NFL AFC 6th 6 3 0 Won First-Round Playoffs (Steelers) 31–28
Lost Second-Round Playoffs (Dolphins) 34–13
Dan Fouts (OPOY,
PB MVP)
Don Coryell
1983 1983 NFL AFC West 5th 6 10 0 Don Coryell
1984 1984 NFL AFC West 5th 7 9 0 Don Coryell
1985 1985 NFL AFC West 3rd 8 8 0 Don Coryell
1986 1986 NFL AFC West 5th 4 12 0 Leslie O'Neal (DROY) Don Coryell (1–7)
Al Saunders (3–5)
1987[H] 1987 NFL AFC West 3rd 8 7 0 Dan Henning
1988 1988 NFL AFC West 4th 6 10 0 Dan Henning
1989 1989 NFL AFC West 5th 6 10 0 Dan Henning
1990 1990 NFL AFC West 4th 6 10 0 Bobby Ross
1991 1991 NFL AFC West 5th 4 12 0 Bobby Ross
1992 1992 NFL AFC West 1st 11 5 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 17–0
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 31–0
Bobby Ross
1993 1993 NFL AFC West 4th 8 8 0 Bobby Ross
1994 1994 NFL AFC West 1st 11 5 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 22–21
Won Conference Championship (Steelers) 17–13
Lost Super Bowl XXIX (49ers) 49–26
Bobby Ross
1995 1995 NFL AFC West 2nd 9 7 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Colts) 35–20 Bobby Ross
1996 1996 NFL AFC West 3rd 8 8 0 Bobby Ross
1997 1997 NFL AFC West 5th 4 12 0 Kevin Gilbride
1998 1998 NFL AFC West 5th 5 11 0 Kevin Gilbride (2–4)
June Jones (3–7)
1999 1999 NFL AFC West 4th 8 8 0 Mike Riley
2000 2000 NFL AFC West 5th 1 15 0 Mike Riley
2001 2001 NFL AFC West 5th 5 11 0 Mike Riley
2002 2002 NFL AFC West 3rd 8 8 0 Marty Schottenheimer
2003 2003 NFL AFC West 4th 4 12 0 Marty Schottenheimer
2004 2004 NFL AFC West 1st 12 4 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 20–17 (OT) Marty Schottenheimer (COY)
Drew Brees (CBPOY)
Marty Schottenheimer
2005 2005 NFL AFC West 3rd 9 7 0 Shawne Merriman (DROY) Marty Schottenheimer
2006 2006 NFL AFC West 1st 14 2 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 24–21 LaDainian Tomlinson (MVP, OPOY) Marty Schottenheimer
2007 2007 NFL AFC West 1st 11 5 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Titans) 17–6
Won Divisional Playoffs (Colts) 28–24
Lost Conference Championship (Patriots) 21–12
Norv Turner
2008 2008 NFL AFC West 1st 8 8 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Colts) 23–17 (OT)
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 35–24
Norv Turner
2009 2009 NFL AFC West 1st 13 3 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Jets) 17–14 Norv Turner
2010 2010 NFL AFC West 2nd 9 7 0 Norv Turner
2011 2011 NFL AFC West 2nd 8 8 0 Norv Turner
2012 2012 NFL AFC West 2nd 7 9 0 Norv Turner
2013 2013 NFL AFC West 3rd 9 7 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 27–10
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Broncos) 24–17
Philip Rivers (CBPOY) Mike McCoy
2014 2014 NFL AFC West 3rd 9 7 0 Mike McCoy
2015 2015 NFL AFC West 4th 4 12 0 Mike McCoy
2016 2016 NFL AFC West 4th 5 11 0 Joey Bosa (DROY) Mike McCoy
Los Angeles Chargers
2017 2017 NFL AFC West Anthony Lynn
Total 426 431 11 (1960–2016, Regular season only)
11 17 (1960–2016, Post-season games only)
437 448 11 (1960–2016, Total for all games; 1 AFL Championship, 3 NFL Titles)

Footnotes

  • A As a result of the AFL-NFL merger, the league was broken into two conferences; the AFL teams moved into the American Football Conference.
  • B This season included the Holy Roller game.
  • C The Chargers finished ahead of Oakland in the AFC West based on better net points in division games.
  • D The Chargers finished ahead of the Denver Broncos based on better divisional record.
  • E This game is known as The Epic in Miami.
  • F This game was known as the Freezer Bowl.
  • G The 1982 season was shortened by a strike, so the league was divided up into two conferences instead of its normal divisional alignment.
  • H The strike of 1987 reduced the regular season schedule from 16 to 15 games.

References

General
  • "San Diego Chargers (1960–Present)". Sports Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  • "San Diego Chargers Season Records". Rauzulu's Street. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  • "HickokSports.com". HickokSports.com – History – NFL Rookie of the Year Awards. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  • "NFL.com – History – Yearly Standings". National Football League Official website. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  • "chargers.com – History – Record Book". The National Football League – San Diego Chargers. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  • "San Diego Chargers (1970 – )". databasefootball.com. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  • "San Diego Chargers History". Football @ JT-SW.com. John M. Troan. Retrieved Apr 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
Specific
  1. ^ "Chronology". chargers.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "San Diego Chargers Franchise Encyclopedia". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
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