2000 San Diego Chargers season

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2000 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Mike Riley
Home field Qualcomm Stadium
Results
Record 1–15
Division place 5th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 2
Timeline
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< 1999 2001 >

The 2000 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–8 record in 1999. Instead, the team lost its first eleven games before their only victory of the season (by one point, which was obtained on a last-second field goal). It is the worst record of any Chargers team in history.

The Chargers earned the 1st overall pick in the next season's draft, which they would later trade to the Atlanta Falcons for a package of draft picks and wide receiver Tim Dwight. This package included the fifth overall pick, which was used to select running back LaDanian Tomlinson. Punter Darren Bennett lead the league in average yards with 46.2.

San Diego had a historically inept running attack in 2000; their 1,062 total team rushing yards (66.4 per game) is the fewest number of rushing yards by any team in NFL history in a 16-game season.[1] For perspective, the strike-shortened 1982 NFL season—which was a nine-game schedule—included thirteen teams who rushed for more yards than San Diego did in 2000.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2000 San Diego Chargers staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Alex Spanos
  • President/Vice Chairman – Dean Spanos
  • Executive Vice President – Michael Spanos
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Ed McGuire
  • Director of Player Personnel – Billy Devaney
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Greg Gaines
  • Director of College Scouting – Jimmy Raye

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Bruce Read

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – John Hastings
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Mike Schleelein

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game Site Record Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 at Oakland Raiders L 6–9 Network Associates Coliseum 0–1
56,373
2 September 10, 2000 New Orleans Saints L 27–28 Qualcomm Stadium 0–2
51,300
3 September 17, 2000 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–42 Arrowhead Stadium 0–3
77,604
4 September 24, 2000 Seattle Seahawks L 12–20 Qualcomm Stadium 0–4
47,233
5 October 1, 2000 at St. Louis Rams L 31–57 Trans World Dome 0–5
66,010
6 October 8, 2000 Denver Broncos L 7–21 Qualcomm Stadium 0–6
56,079
7 October 15, 2000 at Buffalo Bills L 24–27 Ralph Wilson Stadium 0–7
72,351
8 October 22, 2000 Bye
9 October 29, 2000 Oakland Raiders L 13–15 Qualcomm Stadium 0–8
66,659
10 November 5, 2000 at Seattle Seahawks L 15–17 Husky Stadium 0–9
59,884
11 November 12, 2000 Miami Dolphins L 7–17 Qualcomm Stadium 0–10
56,896
12 November 19, 2000 at Denver Broncos L 37–38 Mile High Stadium 0–11
75,218
13 November 26, 2000 Kansas City Chiefs W 17–16 Qualcomm Stadium 1–11
47,228
14 December 3, 2000 San Francisco 49ers L 17–45 Qualcomm Stadium 1–12
57,255
15 December 10, 2000 at Baltimore Ravens L 3–24 PSINet Stadium 1–13
68,805
16 December 17, 2000 at Carolina Panthers L 22–30 Ericsson Stadium 1–14
72,159
17 December 24, 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–34 Qualcomm Stadium 1–15
50,809

Standings[edit]

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 12 4 0 .750 479 299
Denver Broncos 11 5 0 .688 485 369
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 355 354
Seattle Seahawks 6 10 0 .375 320 405
San Diego Chargers 1 15 0 .063 269 440

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Rushing Yds | as of 2011 season
  2. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362