1965 San Diego Chargers season

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1965 San Diego Chargers season
Head coachSid Gillman
General managerSid Gillman
OwnerBarron Hilton
Home fieldBalboa Stadium
Results
Record9–2–3
Division place1st Western Division
Playoff finishLost AFL Championship (Buffalo Bills)

The 1965 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–5–1 record in 1964. Head Coach Sid Gillman led the Chargers to their fifth AFL West title, with a 9–2–3 record, before losing the AFL Championship Game to the Buffalo Bills for the second consecutive season. After that season, the Chargers would never make another post-season appearance until nearly a decade after the AFL–NFL merger took place (1979).

Roster[edit]

1965 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


Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1965 Denver Broncos W 34–31
27,022
2 September 19, 1965 at Oakland Raiders W 17–6
21,406
3 September 26, 1965 Kansas City Chiefs T 10–10
28,126
4 October 3, 1965 Houston Oilers W 31–14
28,190
5 October 10, 1965 at Buffalo Bills W 34–3
45,260
6 October 17, 1965 at Boston Patriots T 13–13
20,924
7 October 23, 1965 at New York Jets W 34–9
60,679
8 October 31, 1965 Boston Patriots L 22–6
33,366
9 November 7, 1965 at Denver Broncos W 35–21
33,073
10 November 14, 1965 at Kansas City Chiefs L 31–7
21,968
11 November 25, 1965 Buffalo Bills T 20–20
27,473
12 December 4, 1965 New York Jets W 38–7
32,169
13 December 12, 1965 at Houston Oilers W 37–26
24,120
14 December 19, 1965 Oakland Raiders W 24–14
26,056

Season summary[edit]

Week 9[edit]

1 234Total
• Chargers 0 14714 35
Broncos 0 1470 21
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: Bears Stadium
  • Game weather: 46°F • Wind 4

[1]

Standings[edit]

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 9 2 3 .818 4–1–1 340 227 W3
Oakland Raiders 8 5 1 .615 3–3 298 239 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .583 4–1–1 322 285 W1
Denver Broncos 4 10 0 .286 0–6 303 392 L4

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

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 26, 1965 Buffalo Bills L 23–0
30,361

References[edit]