2005 San Diego Chargers season

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2005 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Marty Schottenheimer
General manager A.J. Smith
Home field Qualcomm Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2004 2006 >

The 2005 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 12–4 record in 2004. They finished the campaign 3rd in their division and as a result missed out on the playoffs. Outside linebacker Shawne Merriman was named rookie of the Year at the end of the season.

Despite missing the playoffs the Chargers humiliated some of the best teams in the NFL such as the defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots (41–17) and the Indianapolis Colts (26–17) (also ended their almost perfect season).

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

2005 San Diego Chargers Draft Selections
Draft order Player Position Height Weight College
Round Choice
1 12 Shawne Merriman Outside linebacker 6 ft 4 in 265 lb Maryland
1 28 Luis Castillo Defensive end 6 ft 3 in 290 lb Northwestern
2 61 Vincent Jackson Wide Receiver 6 ft 5 in 230 lb Northern Colorado
4 130 Darren Sproles Running back 5 ft 6 in 181 lb Kansas State
5 167 Wesley Britt Offensive tackle 6 ft 8 in 320 lb Alabama
6 177 Wes Sims Offensive guard 6 ft 4 in 317 lb Oklahoma
7 242 Scott Mruczkowski Center 6 ft 5 in 318 lb Bowling Green

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2005 San Diego Chargers staff

Front Office

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

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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Preseason[edit]

Date Opponent Result Host Stadium NFL Recap Attendance
August 11, 2005 at Green Bay Packers L 7 – 10 Lambeau Field Gamebook
69,611
August 21, 2005 St. Louis Rams W 36 – 21 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
54,421
August 26, 2005 at Minnesota Vikings L 16 – 19 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Gamebook
64,172
September 1, 2005 San Francisco 49ers W 28 – 24 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
49,817

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Host Stadium NFL Recap Attendance
1 September 11, 2005 Dallas Cowboys L 24 – 28 0–1 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
67,679
2 September 18, 2005 at Denver Broncos L 17 – 20 0–2 Invesco Field at Mile High Gamebook
75,310
3 September 25, 2005 New York Giants W 45 – 23 1–2 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
65,373
4 October 2, 2005 at New England Patriots W 41 – 17 2–2 Gillette Stadium Gamebook
68,756
5 October 10, 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers L 22 – 24 2–3 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
68,537
6 October 16, 2005 at Oakland Raiders W 27 – 14 3–3 McAfee Coliseum Gamebook
52,666
7 October 23, 2005 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17 – 20 3–4 Lincoln Financial Field Gamebook
67,747
8 October 30, 2005 Kansas City Chiefs W 28 – 20 4–4 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
65,750
9 November 6, 2005 at New York Jets W 31 – 26 5–4 The Meadowlands Gamebook
77,662
10 Bye
11 November 20, 2005 Buffalo Bills W 48 – 10 6–4 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
65,602
12 November 27, 2005 at Washington Redskins W 23 – 17 (OT) 7–4 FedEx Field Gamebook
84,930
13 December 4, 2005 Oakland Raiders W 34 – 19 8–4 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
66,436
14 December 11, 2005 Miami Dolphins L 21 – 23 8–5 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
65,026
15 December 18, 2005 at Indianapolis Colts W 26 – 17 9–5 RCA Dome Gamebook
57,389
16 December 24, 2005 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7 – 20 9–6 Arrowhead Stadium Gamebook
75,956
17 December 31, 2005 Denver Broncos L 7 – 23 9–7 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
65,513

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 395 258 W4
Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 403 325 W2
San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 418 312 L2
Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 .250 0–6 2–10 290 383 L6

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 San Diego Chargers Media Guide. pp. 326–327. Retrieved July 20, 2010.