1974 San Diego Chargers season

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1974 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Tommy Prothro
Home field San Diego Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1973 1975 >

The 1974 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 2–11–1 record in 1973. It was Tommy Prothro's first season as the teams head coach.

Before the season, the team changed from white helmets and powder blue jerseys—which it had had since its inception in 1960—to royal blue helmets and jerseys.[1] Players' uniform numbers were also removed from the helmets. The royal blue would remain through 1984, when the helmets and jerseys became a darker shade of blue; that blue became even darker in 1988. The Chargers switched back permanently to modified white helmets in 2007.[2]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1974 at Houston Oilers L 21–14
25,317
2 September 22, 1974 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–17
51,178
3 September 29, 1974 Miami Dolphins L 28–21
44,706
4 October 6, 1974 Philadelphia Eagles L 13–7
36,124
5 October 13, 1974 Oakland Raiders L 14–10
40,539
6 October 20, 1974 at Denver Broncos L 27–7
50,928
7 October 27, 1974 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–14
34,371
8 November 3, 1974 Cleveland Browns W 36–35
35,683
9 November 10, 1974 at Kansas City Chiefs W 14–7
48,551
10 November 17, 1974 at Oakland Raiders L 17–10
50,178
11 November 24, 1974 at Green Bay Packers L 34–0
56,267
12 December 1, 1974 at New York Jets L 27–14
44,888
13 December 8, 1974 Chicago Bears W 28–21
33,662
14 December 15, 1974 Denver Broncos W 17–0
36,571

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Oakland Raiders 12 2 0 .857 5–1 9–2 355 228
Denver Broncos 7 6 1 .536 3–3 5–4–1 302 294
Kansas City Chiefs 5 9 0 .357 2–4 4–7 212 285
San Diego Chargers 5 9 0 .357 2–4 4–7 233 293

Roster[edit]

References[edit]