1984 San Diego Chargers season
|1984 San Diego Chargers season|
|Head coach||Don Coryell|
|General manager||Johnny Sanders|
|Home field||Jack Murphy Stadium|
|Division place||5th AFC West|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1984 San Diego Chargers season was the franchise's 15th season in the National Football League (NFL), its 25th overall. The Team improveed on their 6–10 record in 1983 to 7-9. Despite winning seven games, the Chargers failed to win a single game within their division.
Before the second game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks, running back Chuck Muncie missed the team's charter flight from San Diego. He told Chargers coach Don Coryell that he was late because vandals slashed the four tires on his car, but Coryell did not believe him. Muncie arrived in Seattle, but he was sent back to San Diego and did not play. Two days later, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round draft pick; however, a urinalysis given by Miami detected cocaine, and the trade was voided. Afterwards, Muncie entered an Arizona drug rehabilitation center for a month. On November 15, he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL; he never played another NFL game.
|1984 San Diego Chargers final roster|
|1||September 2, 1984||at Minnesota Vikings||W 42–13|
|2||September 9, 1984||at Seattle Seahawks||L 31–17|
|3||September 16, 1984||Houston Oilers||W 31–14|
|4||September 24, 1984||at Los Angeles Raiders||L 33–30|
|5||September 30, 1984||Detroit Lions||W 27–24|
|6||October 7, 1984||at Green Bay Packers||W 34–28|
|7||October 14, 1984||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 31–13|
|8||October 21, 1984||Los Angeles Raiders||L 44–37|
|9||October 29, 1984||Seattle Seahawks||L 24–0|
|10||November 4, 1984||at Indianapolis Colts||W 38–10|
|11||November 11, 1984||Denver Broncos||L 16–13|
|12||November 18, 1984||Miami Dolphins||W 34–28|
|13||November 25, 1984||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 52–24|
|14||December 3, 1984||Chicago Bears||W 20–7|
|15||December 9, 1984||at Denver Broncos||L 16–13|
|16||December 16, 1984||Kansas City Chiefs||L 42–21|
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As of 2015, this is the only time the Chargers have ever defeated the Packers, in either the regular or postseason.
|Los Angeles Raiders(5)||11||5||0||.688||5–3||8–4||368||278||L1|
|Kansas City Chiefs||8||8||0||.500||4–4||7–7||314||324||W3|
|San Diego Chargers||7||9||0||.438||0–8||3–9||394||413||L2|
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- 1984 San Diego Chargers at pro-football-reference.com