2002 San Diego Chargers season

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2002 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Marty Schottenheimer
General manager John Butler
Home field Qualcomm Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2001 2003 >

The 2002 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 5–11 record in 2001. It was Marty Schottenheimer's first season as the team's head coach. Their stadium, Qualcomm Stadium, hosted Super Bowl XXXVII at the end of the season, but the Chargers' failure to secure a playoff berth marked the 18th straight time that the Super Bowl did not include the team in whose region the game was being played. Their division was reduced to four teams at the start of the season with the Seattle Seahawks moving to the NFC. Despite starting the season at 4–0 and ending 6–2 halfway through, the Chargers only went 2–6 in their last 8 games.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2002 San Diego Chargers staff

Front Office

  • Chairman of the Board – Alex Spanos
  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Dean Spanos
  • Executive Vice President – Michael Spanos
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – John Butler
  • Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel – A. J. Smith
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Ed McGuire
  • Director of Player Personnel – Buddy Nix
  • Director of College Scouting – Jimmy Raye

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dave Redding
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Matt Schiotz

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Cincinnati Bengals W 34–6
53,705
2 September 15, 2002 Houston Texans W 24–3
56,098
3 September 22, 2002 at Arizona Cardinals W 23–15
28,980
4 September 29, 2002 New England Patriots W 21–14
66,463
5 October 6, 2002 at Denver Broncos L 26–9
75,065
6 October 13, 2002 Kansas City Chiefs W 35–34
58,995
7 October 20, 2002 at Oakland Raiders W 27–21
60,974
8 Bye
9 November 3, 2002 New York Jets L 44–13
59,772
10 November 10, 2002 at St. Louis Rams L 28–24
66,093
11 November 17, 2002 San Francisco 49ers W 20–17
67,161
12 November 24, 2002 at Miami Dolphins L 30–3
73,138
13 December 1, 2002 Denver Broncos W 30–27
66,357
14 December 8, 2002 Oakland Raiders L 27–7
67,968
15 December 15, 2002 at Buffalo Bills L 20–13
61,838
16 December 22, 2002 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–22
77,899
17 December 29, 2002 Seattle Seahawks L 31–28
52,159

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Chargers 10 10 7 7 34
Bengals 0 0 3 3 6

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z (1) Oakland Raiders 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 450 304 W2
Denver Broncos 9 7 0 .563 3–3 5–7 392 344 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 2–4 6–6 467 399 L1
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 333 367 L4

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 San Diego Chargers Media Guide. pp. 326–327. Retrieved December 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com