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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.

1984 San Diego Chargers season
Head coachDon Coryell
(7th season)
General managerJohnny Sanders
(Since 1976)
OwnerAlex Spanos
(Since 1984)
Home fieldJack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record7–9
Division place5th AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros

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.[3][4] Two days later, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round draft pick;[3][5] however, a urinalysis given by Miami detected cocaine, and the trade was voided.[3][6] Afterwards, Muncie entered an Arizona drug rehabilitation center for a month. On November 15, he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL;[3] he never played another NFL game.[7]

Contents

RosterEdit

1984 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

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 at Minnesota Vikings W 42–13
57,276
2 September 9, 1984 at Seattle Seahawks L 31–17
61,314
3 September 16, 1984 Houston Oilers W 31–14
52,266
4 September 24, 1984 at Los Angeles Raiders L 33–30
76,131
5 September 30, 1984 Detroit Lions W 27–24
53,509
6 October 7, 1984 at Green Bay Packers W 34–28
54,045
7 October 14, 1984 at Kansas City Chiefs L 31–13
62,233
8 October 21, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders L 44–37
57,442
9 October 29, 1984 Seattle Seahawks L 24–0
53,974
10 November 4, 1984 at Indianapolis Colts W 38–10
60,143
11 November 11, 1984 Denver Broncos L 16–13
53,162
12 November 18, 1984 Miami Dolphins W 34–28
53,041
13 November 25, 1984 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 52–24
55,856
14 December 3, 1984 Chicago Bears W 20–7
45,470
15 December 9, 1984 at Denver Broncos L 16–13
74,867
16 December 16, 1984 Kansas City Chiefs L 42–21
40,221

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

1 234Total
• Chargers 14 7210 42
Vikings 3 073 13

Week 6Edit

As of 2015, this is the only time the Chargers have ever defeated the Packers, in either the regular or postseason.

1 234Total
• Chargers 7 71010 34
Packers 7 777 28

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StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(2) 13 3 0 .813 6–2 10–2 353 241 W2
Seattle Seahawks(4) 12 4 0 .750 5–3 8–4 418 282 L2
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1984 NFL Pro Bowlers". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "1984 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  3. ^ a b c d Cobbs, Chris (March 29, 1985). "Spanos' Decision Puzzles Attorney : Klevan Expects a Clean Bill of Health for Chuck Muncie". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 18, 2013.
  4. ^ MaGee, Jerry (September 10, 1984). "Seahawks pick off Chargers Eight turnovers aid Seattle in 31–17 win". The San Diego Union. p. C1.
  5. ^ MaGee, Jerry (September 11, 1984). "Chargers ship Muncie for Miami draft pick". The San Diego Union. p. C1.
  6. ^ "Vikings' Chuck Muncie Retires to Get 'Life in Order'". Los Angeles Times. September 12, 1985. Archived from the original on May 17, 2013.
  7. ^ "Chuck Muncie dies at age 60". ESPN.com. May 14, 2013. Archived from the original on May 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

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