1983 San Diego Chargers season

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1983 San Diego Chargers season
Head coachDon Coryell
(6th season)
General managerJohnny Sanders
(Since 1976)
OwnerEugene V. Klein
(Since 1966)
Home fieldJack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record6–10
Division place5th AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros

The 1983 San Diego Chargers season was the franchise's 14th season in the National Football League (NFL), its 24th overall. the team fell from their 6–3 record from 1982 to 6-10. It was their first losing season since 1976, as it is to date the most points the Chargers have surrendered in a sixteen-game season.

Despite San Diego's disappointing 6-10 record, they led the NFL in passing yardage for the sixth consecutive season, which remains an NFL record.

Roster[edit]

1983 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

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1983 New York Jets L 41–29
51,004
2 September 12, 1983 at Kansas City Chiefs W 17–14
62,150
3 September 18, 1983 at Seattle Seahawks L 34–31
61,714
4 September 25, 1983 Cleveland Browns L 30–24
49,482
5 October 2, 1983 at New York Giants W 41–34
73,892
6 October 9, 1983 Seattle Seahawks W 28–21
49,132
7 October 16, 1983 at New England Patriots L 37–21
59,016
8 October 23, 1983 at Denver Broncos L 14–6
74,581
9 October 31, 1983 Washington Redskins L 27–24
46,114
10 November 6, 1983 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 26–3
58,191
11 November 13, 1983 Dallas Cowboys W 24–23
46,192
12 November 20, 1983 at St. Louis Cardinals L 44–14
40,644
13 November 27, 1983 Denver Broncos W 31–7
43,650
14 December 1, 1983 Los Angeles Raiders L 42–10
47,760
15 December 11, 1983 Kansas City Chiefs W 41–38
35,510
16 December 18, 1983 at Los Angeles Raiders L 30–14
57,325

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 10–2 442 338 W1
Seattle Seahawks(4) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 8–4 403 397 W2
Denver Broncos(5) 9 7 0 .563 3–5 9–5 302 327 L1
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 4–4 4–8 358 462 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 2–6 4–8 386 367 W1

Game summaries[edit]

Week 5: New York Giants[edit]

1 2 34Total
Chargers 13 14 7741
Giants 0 17 71034

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 66°F, wind 8 mph
  • Box Score

Gill Byrd had an interception for San Diego.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 NFL Pro Bowlers". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "1983 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com.

External links[edit]