1994 San Diego Chargers season

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1994 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Bobby Ross
General manager Bobby Beathard
Owner Alex Spanos
Home field Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish

W Divisional Playoffs
(Dolphins) 22–21
W Conference Championship
(Steelers) 17–13
L Super Bowl XXIX

(49ers) 49–26
Timeline
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< 1993 1995 >

The 1994 San Diego Chargers season was the team's 35th, its 25th in the National Football League (NFL), and its 34th in San Diego.

The 1994 season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–8 record in 1993. They finished the season with an 11–5 record and were crowned AFC West Champions. Their success peaked with a 17–13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game. They would advance to Super Bowl XXIX, only to lose to the San Francisco 49ers 49–26, which was played at Joe Robbie Stadium, now known as Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The team wore throwback uniforms for three games during the season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1994 NFL Draft
1994 San Diego Chargers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 43 Isaac Davis  Guard Arkansas
2 63 Vaughn Parker  Offensive tackle UCLA
3 70 Andre Coleman  Wide receiver Kansas State
3 82 Willie Clark  Cornerback Notre Dame
5 137 Aaron Laing  Tight end New Mexico State
5 145 Rodney Harrison *  Safety Western Illinois
5 150 Darren Krein  Defensive end Miami (FL)
5 160 Tony Vinson  Running back Towson
7 207 Zane Beehn  Linebacker Kentucky
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1994 San Diego Chargers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – John Dunn
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Chip Morton

Roster[edit]

1994 San Diego Chargers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance Location Record
1 September 4, 1994 at Denver Broncos W 37–34
74,032
Mile High Stadium 1–0
2 September 11, 1994 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–10
53,217
Jack Murphy Stadium 2–0
3 September 18, 1994 at Seattle Seahawks W 24–10
65,536
Husky Stadium 3–0
4 September 25, 1994 at Los Angeles Raiders W 26–24
55,385
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 4–0
5 Bye
6 October 9, 1994 Kansas City Chiefs W 20–6
62,923
Jack Murphy Stadium 5–0
7 October 16, 1994 at New Orleans Saints W 36–22
50,565
Louisiana Superdome 6–0
8 October 23, 1994 Denver Broncos L 15–20
61,626
Jack Murphy Stadium 6–1
9 October 30, 1994 Seattle Seahawks W 35–15
59,001
Jack Murphy Stadium 7–1
10 November 6, 1994 at Atlanta Falcons L 9–10
59,217
Georgia Dome 7–2
11 November 13, 1994 at Kansas City Chiefs W 14–13
76,997
Arrowhead Stadium 8–2
12 November 20, 1994 at New England Patriots L 17–23
59,690
Foxboro Stadium 8–3
13 November 27, 1994 Los Angeles Rams W 31–17
59,579
Jack Murphy Stadium 9–3
14 December 5, 1994 Los Angeles Raiders L 17–24
63,012
Jack Murphy Stadium 9–4
15 December 11, 1994 San Francisco 49ers L 15–38
62,105
Jack Murphy Stadium 9–5
16 December 18, 1994 at New York Jets W 21–6
48,213
Giants Stadium 10–5
17 December 24, 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers W 37–34
58,379
Jack Murphy Stadium 11–5

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 11 5 0 .688 381 306 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 319 298 W2
Los Angeles Raiders 9 7 0 .563 303 327 L1
Denver Broncos 7 9 0 .438 347 396 L3
Seattle Seahawks 6 10 0 .375 287 323 L2

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance Location
Division January 8, 1995 Miami Dolphins W 22–21
63,381
Jack Murphy Stadium
Conference Championship January 15, 1995 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–13
61,545
Three Rivers Stadium
Super Bowl January 29, 1995 N San Francisco 49ers L 26–49
74,107
Joe Robbie Stadium

Deaths of players[edit]

The 1994 Chargers are also remembered for tragedy in the form of numerous untimely deaths, as eight of the players from that 1994 squad have died prematurely since that time, all by the age of 44. It is part of a locally infamous curse in the San Diego area, involving its sports teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1994 San Diego Chargers Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 378. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ David Griggs; Football Player, 28 – published by The New York Times on June 21, 1995.
  4. ^ ON PRO FOOTBALL; Questions With Few Answers in Culver's Death – published by Thomas George for The New York Times on May 26, 1996.
  5. ^ Doug Miller, LB at NFL.com
  6. ^ Former center Whitley found dead in his Texas trailer home – NFL – ESPN – published on May 14, 2008.
  7. ^ Chris Mims Obituary – published by U-T San Diego.
  8. ^ Chris Mims | Former Charger Mims dead at 38 – published by Sam Farmer for the Los Angeles Times on October 16, 2008.
  9. ^ Former Chargers DL Shawn Lee dead at 44 | UTSanDiego.com – published by Chris Jenkins for U-T San Diego on February 28, 2011.
  10. ^ Ex-Washington High, WSU great Bush dies | NFL – The News Tribune – published by The News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington on December 9, 2011.
  11. ^ Junior Seau, Famed N.F.L. Linebacker , Dies at 43 – Suicide is Suspected – NYTimes.com – published by Greg Bishop and Rob Davis for The New York Times on May 2, 2012.