1965 San Diego Chargers season

The 1965 Season was the 6th season for the San Diego Chargers as a professional AFL franchise; the team improved 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).

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

RosterEdit

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 scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 11 Denver Broncos W 34–31 1–0 Balboa Stadium 27,022 Recap
2 September 19 at Oakland Raiders W 17–6 2–0 Frank Youell Field 21,406 Recap
3 September 26 Kansas City Chiefs T 10–10 2–0–1 Balboa Stadium 28,126 Recap
4 October 3 Houston Oilers W 31–14 3–0–1 Balboa Stadium 28,190 Recap
5 October 10 at Buffalo Bills W 34–3 4–0–1 War Memorial Stadium 45,260 Recap
6 October 17 at Boston Patriots T 13–13 4–0–2 Fenway Park 20,924 Recap
7 October 23 at New York Jets W 34–9 5–0–2 Shea Stadium 60,679 Recap
8 October 31 Boston Patriots L 6–22 5–1–2 Balboa Stadium 33,366 Recap
9 November 7 at Denver Broncos W 35–21 6–1–2 Bears Stadium 33,073 Recap
10 November 14 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–31 6–2–2 Municipal Stadium 21,968 Recap
11 Bye
12 November 25 Buffalo Bills T 20–20 6–2–3 Balboa Stadium 27,473 Recap
13 December 4 New York Jets W 38–7 7–2–3 Balboa Stadium 32,169 Recap
14 December 12 at Houston Oilers W 37–26 8–2–3 Rice University 24,120 Recap
15 December 19 Oakland Raiders W 24–14 9–2–3 Balboa Stadium 26,056 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Season summaryEdit

Week 9Edit

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

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StandingsEdit

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.

PlayoffsEdit

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Recap
Championship December 26 Buffalo Bills L 0–23 Balboa Stadium 30,361 Recap

ReferencesEdit