1986 San Diego Chargers season

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1986 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Don Coryell (Weeks 1-8)
Al Saunders (Weeks 9-16)
General manager Johnny Sanders
Owner Alex Spanos
Home field Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1986 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–8 record in 1985. Following a 1-7 start, Head Coach Don Coryell resigned and Al Saunders was named interim Head Coach. After the season, Saunders was named the permanent Head Coach and would hold the position through the end of the 1988 season. Leslie O'Neal was named Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Roster[edit]

1986 San Diego Chargers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1986 Miami Dolphins W 50–28 57,726
2 September 14, 1986 at New York Giants L 20–7 74,921
3 September 21, 1986 Washington Redskins L 30–27 57,853
4 September 28, 1986 at Los Angeles Raiders L 17–13 63,153
5 October 6, 1986 at Seattle Seahawks L 33–7 63,207
6 October 12, 1986 Denver Broncos L 31–14 55,662
7 October 19, 1986 at Kansas City Chiefs L 42–41 55,767
8 October 26, 1986 at Philadelphia Eagles L 23–7 41,469
9 November 2, 1986 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–23 48,518
10 November 9, 1986 at Denver Broncos W 9–3 75,012
11 November 16, 1986 Dallas Cowboys L 24–21 55,622
12 November 20, 1986 Los Angeles Raiders L 37–31 56,031
13 November 30, 1986 at Indianapolis Colts W 17–3 47,950
14 December 7, 1986 Houston Oilers W 27–0 40,103
15 December 14, 1986 Seattle Seahawks L 34–24 47,096
16 December 21, 1986 at Cleveland Browns L 47–17 68,505

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(2) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 378 327 L1
Kansas City Chiefs(5) 10 6 0 .625 5–3 9–5 358 326 W3
Seattle Seahawks 10 6 0 .625 5–3 7–5 366 293 W5
Los Angeles Raiders 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–5 323 346 L4
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 1–7 4–8 335 396 L2

Awards and honors[edit]