1966 San Diego Chargers season

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1966 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Sid Gillman
Home field Balboa Stadium
Results
Record 7–6–1
Division place 3rd Western Division
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1965 1967 >

The 1966 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 9–2–3 record in 1965. In the team's final season at Balboa Stadium, the Chargers went 7–6–1 and finished in third place in the AFL West Division. The team would move to San Diego Stadium for the following season. It was also the first season to feature an AFL-NFL World Championship Game now known as the Super Bowl.

For the 1966 season only, the Chargers changed the color of the lightning bolt on their helmets from yellow to blue. The yellow bolt returned the following season.[1]

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result attendance
1 September 4, 1966 Buffalo Bills W 27–7
27,572
2 September 10, 1966 Boston Patriots W 24–0
29,539
3 September 25, 1966 at Oakland Raiders W 29–20
37,183
4 October 2, 1966 Miami Dolphins W 44–10
26,444
5 October 8, 1966 at New York Jets L 17–16
63,497
6 October 16, 1966 at Buffalo Bills T 17–17
45,169
7 October 23, 1966 at Boston Patriots W 35–17
32,371
8 October 30, 1966 Denver Broncos W 24–17
25,819
9 November 6, 1966 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–14
40,986
10 November 13, 1966 Oakland Raiders L 41–19
26,230
11 November 27, 1966 at Denver Broncos L 20–17
24,860
12 December 4, 1966 at Houston Oilers W 28–22
17,569
13 December 11, 1966 New York Jets W 42–27
25,712
14 December 18, 1966 Kansas City Chiefs L 27–17
28,548

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