1977 San Diego Chargers season

The 1977 San Diego Chargers season was the franchise's 8th season in the National Football League (NFL), and its 18th overall. It was Tommy Prothro's final full season as the team's head coach.

The 7-7 record allowed the Chargers to break a string of seven consecutive losing seasons. It was their best mark since the AFL-NFL merger.

1977 San Diego Chargers season
Head coachTommy Prothro
General managerJohnny Sanders
OwnerEugene V. Klein
Home fieldSan Diego Stadium
Results
Record7–7
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

1977 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
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 at Oakland Raiders L 24–0
51,022
2 September 25, 1977 at Kansas City Chiefs W 23–7
56,146
3 October 2, 1977 Cincinnati Bengals W 24–3
40,352
4 October 9, 1977 at New Orleans Saints W 14–0
53,942
5 October 16, 1977 New England Patriots L 24–20
50,327
6 October 23, 1977 Kansas City Chiefs L 21–16
33,010
7 October 30, 1977 at Miami Dolphins W 14–13
40,670
8 November 6, 1977 at Detroit Lions L 20–0
72,559
9 November 13, 1977 Denver Broncos L 17–14
45,211
10 November 20, 1977 Oakland Raiders W 12–7
50,887
11 November 27, 1977 at Seattle Seahawks W 30–28
58,994
12 December 4, 1977 Cleveland Browns W 37–14
37,312
13 December 11, 1977 at Denver Broncos L 17–9
74,905
14 December 18, 1977 Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–9
50,727

Results

Week 2

1 234Total
• Chargers 7 907 23
Chiefs 7 000 7

[1]

Week 3

1 234Total
Bengals 0 300 3
• Chargers 7 773 24

[2]

Week 4

1 234Total
• Chargers 7 007 14
Saints 0 000 0

[3]

Week 6

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–1 11–1 274 148 L1
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 3 0 .786 5–2 10–2 351 230 W2
San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 .500 3–4 6–6 222 205 L2
Seattle Seahawks 5 9 0 .357 1–3 4–9 282 373 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 2 12 0 .143 1–6 1–11 225 349 L6

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Nov-24.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Nov-24.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Nov-24.
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Chargers Raiders
1 Raiders Cliff Branch 7-yard touchdown reception from Ken Stabler, Errol Mann kick good 0 7
2 Raiders 20-yard field goal by Errol Mann 0 10
2 Raiders Dave Casper 1-yard touchdown reception from Ken Stabler, Errol Mann kick good 0 17
3 Raiders Pete Banaszak 2-yard touchdown run, Errol Mann kick good 0 24
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 0 24
Scoring summary
Q1SDWoods 12 yard pass from Harris (Benirschke kick)SD 7–0
Q1KCMarshall 19 yard pass from Livingston (Stenerud kick)Tie 7–7
Q2SDJones 17 yard interception return (kick failed)SD 13–7
Q2SDBenirschke 31 yard field goalSD 16–7
Q4SDFuller 7 yard run (Benirschke kick)SD 23–7
Scoring summary
Q1SDJoiner 30 yard pass from Harris (Benirschke kick)SD 7–0
Q2CINBahr 35 yard field goalSD 7–3
Q2SDJoiner 15 yard pass from Harris (Benirschke kick)SD 14–3
Q3SDHarris 1 yard run (Benirschke kick)SD 21–3
Q4SDBenirschke 42 yard field goalSD 24–3
Scoring summary
Q1SDFuller 88 yard punt return (Benirschke kick)SD 7–0
Q4SDYoung 5 yard run (Benirschke kick)SD 14–0
Franchise
Stadiums
Culture
Lore
Rivalries
Wild card berths (3)
Division championships (15)
Conference championships (1)
League championships (1)
Current league affiliations
Former league affiliation
Seasons (60)

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