1983 San Diego Chargers season

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1983 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Don Coryell
Home field Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 5th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1982 1984 >

The 1983 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 6–3 record in 1982. It was their first losing season in seven years.

Despite San Diego's disappointing win-loss record, they led the NFL in passing yardage for the sixth consecutive season, which remains an NFL record.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1983 New York Jets L 41–29
51,004
2 September 12, 1983 at Kansas City Chiefs W 17–14
62,150
3 September 18, 1983 at Seattle Seahawks L 34–31
61,714
4 September 25, 1983 Cleveland Browns L 30–24
49,482
5 October 2, 1983 at New York Giants W 41–34
73,892
6 October 9, 1983 Seattle Seahawks W 28–21
49,132
7 October 16, 1983 at New England Patriots L 37–21
59,016
8 October 23, 1983 at Denver Broncos L 14–6
74,581
9 October 31, 1983 Washington Redskins L 27–24
46,114
10 November 6, 1983 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 26–3
58,191
11 November 13, 1983 Dallas Cowboys W 24–23
46,192
12 November 20, 1983 at St. Louis Cardinals L 44–14
40,644
13 November 27, 1983 Denver Broncos W 31–7
43,650
14 December 1, 1983 Los Angeles Raiders L 42–10
47,760
15 December 11, 1983 Kansas City Chiefs W 41–38
35,510
16 December 18, 1983 at Los Angeles Raiders L 30–14
57,325

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 10–2 442 338
Seattle Seahawks(4) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 8–4 403 397
Denver Broncos(5) 9 7 0 .563 3–5 9–5 302 327
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 4–4 4–8 358 462
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 2–6 4–8 386 367

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 5: New York Giants[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 13 14 7 7 41
Giants 0 17 7 10 34

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 66°F, wind 8 mph
  • Box Score

Gill Byrd had an interception for San Diego.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 384. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 

External links[edit]