1984 San Diego Chargers season

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1984 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Don Coryell
Owner Alex Spanos
Home field Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 5th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1983 1985 >

The 1984 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 6–10 record in 1983.

Before the second game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks, running back Chuck Muncie missed the team's charter flight from San Diego. He told Chargers coach Don Coryell that he was late because vandals slashed the four tires on his car, but the coach did not believe him. Muncie arrived in Seattle, but he was sent back to San Diego and did not play.[1][2] Two days later, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round draft pick;[1][3] however, a urinalysis given by Miami detected cocaine, and the trade was voided.[1][4] Afterwards, Muncie entered an Arizona drug rehabilitation center for a month. On November 15, he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL;[1] he never played another NFL game.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 at Minnesota Vikings W 42–13
57,276
2 September 9, 1984 at Seattle Seahawks L 31–17
61,314
3 September 16, 1984 Houston Oilers W 31–14
52,266
4 September 24, 1984 at Los Angeles Raiders L 33–30
76,131
5 September 30, 1984 Detroit Lions W 27–24
53,509
6 October 7, 1984 at Green Bay Packers W 34–28
54,045
7 October 14, 1984 at Kansas City Chiefs L 31–13
62,233
8 October 21, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders L 44–37
57,442
9 October 29, 1984 Seattle Seahawks L 24–0
53,974
10 November 4, 1984 at Indianapolis Colts W 38–10
60,143
11 November 11, 1984 Denver Broncos L 16–13
53,162
12 November 18, 1984 Miami Dolphins W 34–28
53,041
13 November 25, 1984 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 52–24
55,856
14 December 3, 1984 Chicago Bears W 20–7
45,470
15 December 9, 1984 at Denver Broncos L 16–13
74,867
16 December 16, 1984 Kansas City Chiefs L 42–21
40,221

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Chargers 14 7 21 0 42
Vikings 3 0 7 3 13


Week 6[edit]

As of 2013, this is the only time the Chargers have ever defeated the Packers, in either the regular or postseason.

1 2 3 4 Total
• Chargers 7 7 10 10 34
Packers 7 7 7 7 28

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Denver Broncos(2) 13 3 0 .813 6–2 10–2 353 241
Seattle Seahawks(4) 12 4 0 .750 5–3 8–4 418 282
Los Angeles Raiders(5) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 368 278
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–7 314 324
San Diego Chargers 7 9 0 .438 0–8 3–9 394 413

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cobbs, Chris (March 29, 1985). "Spanos' Decision Puzzles Attorney : Klevan Expects a Clean Bill of Health for Chuck Muncie". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ MaGee, Jerry (September 10, 1984). "Seahawks pick off Chargers Eight turnovers aid Seattle in 31–17 win". The San Diego Union. p. C1. 
  3. ^ MaGee, Jerry (September 11, 1984). "Chargers ship Muncie for Miami draft pick". The San Diego Union. p. C1. 
  4. ^ "Vikings' Chuck Muncie Retires to Get 'Life in Order'". Los Angeles Times. September 12, 1985. Archived from the original on May 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chuck Muncie dies at age 60". ESPN.com. May 14, 2013. Archived from the original on May 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

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