1987 San Diego Chargers season

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1987 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Al Saunders
Home field Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 8–7
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1986 1988 >

The 1987 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 4–12 record in 1986. The strike of 1987 reduced the regular season schedule from sixteen to fifteen games. Their stadium, Qualcomm Stadium, hosted Super Bowl XXII at the end of the season.

The Chargers started the season 8–1, before notoriously losing their final six games of the season, narrowly missing the playoffs. All but one of their final six losses came to teams that would go on to make the postseason in 1987.

1987 was the final season for Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts, who had been with the team since 1973, had led the league in passing four times, and who retired only the third quarterback in history to pass for more than 40,000 yards. Also retiring after the season was tight end Kellen Winslow; ending his career after having played since 1979.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at Kansas City Chiefs L 20–13
56,940
2 September 20, 1987 St. Louis Cardinals W 28–24
47,988
September 27, 1987 Seattle Seahawks canceled
3 October 4, 1987 at Cincinnati Bengals W 10–9
26,209
4 October 11, 1987 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–13
23,873
5 October 18, 1987 at Los Angeles Raiders W 23–17
23,541
6 October 25, 1987 Kansas City Chiefs W 42–21
47,972
7 November 1, 1987 Cleveland Browns W 27–24
55,381
8 November 8, 1987 at Indianapolis Colts W 16–13
60,459
9 November 15, 1987 Los Angeles Raiders W 16–14
60,639
10 November 22, 1987 at Seattle Seahawks L 34–3
62,444
11 November 29, 1987 Denver Broncos L 31–17
61,880
12 December 6, 1987 at Houston Oilers L 33–18
31,714
13 December 13, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–16
51,605
14 December 20, 1987 Indianapolis Colts L 20–7
46,211
15 December 27, 1987 at Denver Broncos L 24–0
21,189

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA
Denver Broncos 10 4 1 .700 379 288
Seattle Seahawks 9 6 0 .600 371 314
San Diego Chargers 8 7 0 .533 253 317
Los Angeles Raiders 5 10 0 .333 301 289
Kansas City Chiefs 4 11 0 .267 273 388

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 382. Retrieved July 29, 2011.