1960 Los Angeles Chargers season

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1960 Los Angeles Chargers season
Head coach Sid Gillman
Home field Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 10–4
Division place 1st Western Division
Playoff finish Lost AFL Championship (Oilers) (24–16)
Timeline
Previous season Next season
N/A 1961

The 1960 Los Angeles Chargers season was the team's inaugural season. It was also the inaugural season of the American Football League. Head Coach Sid Gillman led the Chargers to the AFL Western Division title with a 10–4 record, in the team's only season in Los Angeles. However, the season ended with a 24–16 loss in the AFL Championship to the Houston Oilers. Following the season, the team relocated down the coast to San Diego.

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
1 September 10, 1960 Dallas Texans W 21–20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
17,724
2 September 18, 1960 at Houston Oilers L 38–28 Jeppesen Stadium
20,156
3 September 25, 1960 at Dallas Texans L 17–0 Cotton Bowl
42,000
4 October 2, 1960 at Buffalo Bills W 24–10 War Memorial Stadium
15,821
5 October 8, 1960 Boston Patriots L 35–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
18,226
6 October 16, 1960 at Denver Broncos W 23–19 Bears Stadium
19,141
8 October 28, 1960 at Boston Patriots W 45–16 Nickerson Field
13,988
9 November 4, 1960 at New York Titans W 21–7 Polo Grounds
19,402
10 November 13, 1960 Houston Oilers W 24–21 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
21,805
11 November 20, 1960 Buffalo Bills L 32–3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
16,161
12 November 27, 1960 Oakland Raiders W 52–28 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
15,075
13 December 4, 1960 at Oakland Raiders W 41–17 Candlestick Park
12,061
14 December 10, 1960 Denver Broncos W 41–33 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
9,928
15 December 18, 1960 New York Titans W 50–43 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
11,457

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship January 1, 1961 Houston Oilers L 24–16
32,183