1970 San Diego Chargers season

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1970 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Charlie Waller
General manager Sid Gillman
Owner Gene Klein
Home field San Diego Stadium
Results
Record 5–6–3
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1969 1971 >

The 1970 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–6 record in 1969. It was their first season as an NFL team as a result of the NFL-AFL Merger, where the league was broken into two Conferences, with the AFL teams moving into the American Football Conference.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 Baltimore Colts L 16–14
47,782
2 September 27, 1970 Oakland Raiders T 27–27
42,109
3 October 4, 1970 at Los Angeles Rams L 37–10
69,564
4 October 12, 1970 Green Bay Packers L 22–20
53,064
5 October 18, 1970 at Chicago Bears W 20–7
45,278
6 October 25, 1970 Houston Oilers T 31–31
41,427
7 November 1, 1970 at Cleveland Browns W 27–10
80,047
8 November 8, 1970 Denver Broncos W 24–21
48,327
9 November 15, 1970 at Boston Patriots W 16–14
30,597
10 November 22, 1970 at Oakland Raiders L 20–17
54,594
11 November 29, 1970 at Kansas City Chiefs L 26–14
50,315
12 December 6, 1970 Cincinnati Bengals L 17–14
41,461
13 December 13, 1970 at Denver Broncos T 17–17
50,959
14 December 20, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs W 31–13
41,379

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 8 4 2 .667 4–0–2 7–2–2 300 293 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .583 2–3–1 7–3–1 272 244 L2
San Diego Chargers 5 6 3 .455 2–2–2 4–4–3 282 278 W1
Denver Broncos 5 8 1 .385 1–4–1 3–6–1 253 264 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Roster[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]