1982 San Diego Chargers season

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1982 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Don Coryell
Home field Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 6–3
Division place 6th AFC
Playoff finish Won First-round Playoffs (Steelers) (31–28)[1]
Lost Second-round Playoffs (Dolphins) (34–13)
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1981 1983 >

The 1982 San Diego Chargers season was the team's 23rd year, and 13th in the National Football League. The team had a 10–6 record in 1981. It was a strike-shortened season so the league was divided up into two conferences instead of its normal divisional alignment. It ended with a second round loss to the Dolphins.

The 1982 Chargers were the top-scoring team in the NFL. They scored a total of 288 points, 32 per game. They led the league in passing touchdowns (19), rushing touchdowns (15, tied with the Raiders) passing yards (2,927), and yards per attempt (8.9).

The Chargers defense, however, surrendered the most passing yards (2,292), and second-most first downs (119) in the league.[2]

Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts was named the Pro Football Writers of America MVP, and 1982 AP Offensive Player of the Year.[3] Wide receiver Wes Chandler, tight end Kellen Winslow, and guard Doug Wilkerson all made first-team All-Pro.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 at Denver Broncos W 23–3
73,564
2 September 19, 1982 at Kansas City Chiefs L 12–19
60,514
September 26, 1982 Los Angeles Raiders cancelled
October 3, 1982 at Atlanta Falcons cancelled
October 10, 1982 Seattle Seahawks cancelled
October 17, 1982 Kansas City Chiefs cancelled
October 24, 1982 at Seattle Seahawks cancelled
October 31, 1982 Los Angeles Rams cancelled
November 8, 1982 at Miami Dolphins cancelled
November 14, 1982 New Orleans Saints cancelled
3 November 22, 1982 at Los Angeles Raiders L 24–28
42,162
4 November 28, 1982 Denver Broncos W 30–20
47,629
5 December 5, 1982 at Cleveland Browns W 30–13
54,064
6 December 11, 1982 at San Francisco 49ers W 41–37
55,988
7 December 20, 1982 Cincinnati Bengals W 50–34
51,296
8 December 26, 1982 Baltimore Colts W 44–26
49,711
9 January 2, 1983 Los Angeles Raiders L 34–41
51,612

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard January 9, 1983 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–28
53,546
Divisional January 16, 1983 at Miami Dolphins L 13–34
71,383

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 5–0 5–1 260 200
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 2–1 5–3 288 221
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 2–1 3–5 127 147
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 2–1 3–3 176 184
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 0–6 0–6 148 226
AFC
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Raiders 8 1 0 .889 260 200
Miami Dolphins 7 2 0 .778 198 131
Cincinnati Bengals 7 2 0 .778 232 177
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 3 0 .667 204 146
San Diego Chargers 6 3 0 .667 288 221
New York Jets 6 3 0 .667 245 166
New England Patriots 5 4 0 .556 143 157
Cleveland Browns 4 5 0 .444 140 182
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236

[4]

Qualified for playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Pittsburgh Steelers finished ahead of the Chargers based on better record against common opponents.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1982 NFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference: 1982 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 294

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