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1994

CHARGERS BEAT THE STEELERS IN A NAIL BITTER FOR THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP, LOSE TO THE 49ERS IN THE SUPERBOWL:

July 13 The Chargers open training camp at UCSD.

July 30 The Chargers fell to the Atlanta Falcons, 21-17, in the team’s second appearance in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.

Aug. 13 San Diego made its first appearance in an American Bowl game, losing to the New York Giants, 28-20, in Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. The game concluded the longest road trip in team history, playing two games during the 10-day trip.

Sept. 4 Stanley Richard returns an interception 99 yards for a touchdown to give San Diego a 27-24 lead at halftime on the way to a remarkable, 37-34, come-from-behind win in Denver to open the season.

Sept. 18 Stan Humphries and Tony Martin combined on a 99-yard touchdown completion to tie an NFL record and help defeat the Seahawks in Husky Stadium, 27-10.

Sept. 25 The Chargers defeated the Raiders in Los Angeles, 26-24, on a 33-yard John Carney field goal with two seconds remaining and improved their record to 4-0, the team’s best start since 1980.

Oct. 16 San Diego remained the NFL’s only undefeated team (6-0) by winning on the road in New Orleans, 36-22.

Dec. 18 The Chargers clinched the AFC Western Division title with a 21-6 win over the N.Y. Jets in Giants Stadium.

Jan. 8 The Chargers advanced to the AFC Championship game with a 22-21 victory over the Miami Dolphins in front of a record home crowd of 63,381. San Diego recovered from a 21-6, third- quarter deficit.

Jan. 15 The Chargers advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history with a stunning, 17-13 victory over the heavily-favored Pittsburgh Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium. Linebacker Dennis Gibson knocked down a Neil O’Donnell pass and stopped the Steelers on downs on the Chargers’ three-yard line with 1:04 left in the game. The team returned to San Diego following the game and were greeted by an estimated crowd of 70,000 screaming fans in San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.

Jan. 29 In Super Bowl XXIX in Miami, Florida, the Chargers suffered a 49-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Jan. 30 More than 100,000 San Diegans crowded the streets of downtown San Diego at a post-Super Bowl parade to show support for the Chargers upon their return from Miami.

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1992

CHARGERS GO FROM 0-4 TO 11-5 TO WIN THE AFC WEST TITLE, CHARGERS GET ZAPPED BY MIAMI 31-0 IN THE DIVISIONAL ROUND:

Jan. 2 Former Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Ross is named the ninth head coach in Chargers history.

July 15 The Chargers open training camp at UCSD.

Aug. 13 The Chargers acquire quarterback Stan Humphries in trade with Washington Redskins.

Nov. 1 San Diego sets NFL record by winning fourth straight game, defeating Indianapolis 34-14, after losing four in a row.

Dec. 20 The Chargers clinch first playoff berth since 1983 with 36-14 win at Raiders and make history as only team to start 0-4 and make playoffs and have winning record.

Dec. 27 The Chargers win AFC West title with 31-14 victory over Seattle in Kingdome.

Jan. 2 Marion Butts runs for 119 yards and one touchdown and the offense gains 342 yards on a rain-soaked Jack Murphy Stadium field. The Chargers shut out Kansas City in the AFC Wild Card playoff game, 17-0. The Chargers’ defense sacked Chiefs quarterback Dave Krieg seven times and added two interceptions.

Jan. 10 Miami intercepted Stan Humphries four times and held the visitors scoreless to defeat San Diego, 31-0, in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.

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1982

DAN FOUTS GETS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS, CHARGERS LOSE TO MIAMI IN THE DIVISIONAL ROUND WITH HELP OF FOUTS FIVE INTS:

July 24 The Chargers open training camp at UCSD.

Sept. 12 Rolf Benirschke kicks three field goals and the Chargers’ defense didn’t allow a touchdown, first time since Dec. 9, 1979, as San Diego wins season opener, 23-3 in Denver.

Sept. 21 NFL Players Association walks out on strike.

Nov. 16 Management Council and NFL Players Association reach agreement after missing eight weeks of season.

Nov. 22 Raiders beat San Diego in Los Angeles, 28-24 on opening Monday night after strike; Chargers held 24-0 lead in second quarter.

Dec. 11 Dan Fouts ties club records with 444 yards passing and 33 completions and Chargers have three receivers with more than 100 yards receiving as San Diego beats Super Bowl XVI champion San Francisco, 41-37.

Dec. 20 The Chargers set four team records, including one for 661 total yards, while defeating defending AFC Conference champion Cincinnati, 50-34.

Jan. 9 Chuck Muncie runs for 126 yards on 25 carries, his third straight 100-yard performance, and Dan Fouts throws for 333 yards as Chargers win opening-round playoff game in Pittsburgh, 31-28.

Jan. 16 Miami picks off five Dan Fouts’ passes and hold the visitors scoreless in the second half, defeating San Diego in second round, 34-13.

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1980

CHARGERS GO 11-5 WITH THEIR HIGH FLYING OFFENSE, LOSE TO THE RAIDERS IN THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP:

Jan. 14 John Sanders, general manager of the Chargers, is named NFL executive of the year in balloting of other NFL executives by The Sporting News.

Jan. 27 Head coach Don Coryell and his staff and players Russ Washington, Dan Fouts, Gary Johnson, Fred Dean, John Jefferson, Charlie Joiner and Ed White represent the Chargers on AFC team in Pro Bowl at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium.

July 11 The Chargers open training camp at UCSD.

Sept. 14 Dan Fouts’ 24-yard touchdown pass to John Jefferson gives the Chargers a 30-24 victory over Oakland in overtime before 51,943 persons in San Diego Stadium.

Sept. 28 The Chargers win their fourth game in a row against AFC West competition, defeating Kansas City 24-7 in Arrowhead Stadium. The 4-0 record is the Chargers’ best at the beginning of the season since 1966.

Oct. 19 Dan Fouts sets a club record with 444 yards passing and Chargers 44-7 victory over the N.Y. Giants is most one-sided by a San Diego team since 1969.

Nov. 30 Running back Keith Lincoln and Barron Hilton are inducted into the Chargers’ Hall of Fame at halftime of the Philadelphia game.

Dec. 22 Kellen Winslow catches 10 passes for 171 yards and Chargers clinch second straight AFC West title by defeating Pittsburgh 26-17 before 51,785 persons in San Diego Stadium and a national Monday night television audience. San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson announces that the stadium will be renamed San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium in honor of Jack Murphy, late sports editor of The San Diego Union.

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BEST, WORST OF CHARGERS’ 10-8 PLAYOFF SEASON - A look at some highlights and lowlights from the San Diego Chargers’ 10-8 season that ended with a 24-17 loss in the AFC divisional playoffs to the Denver Broncos.BEST GAME: The Chargers stunned Denver 27-20 on Dec. 12 in the Mile High City, the Broncos’ only home loss of the season. With Ryan Mathews rushing 29 times for 127 yards, San Diego held the ball for 38 minutes, 49 seconds, to keep Peyton Manning off the field.WORST GAME: A 30-24 overtime loss at Washington on Nov. 3. The Chargers had a first-and-goal inside the 1-yard line and a chance to win in the closing seconds but failed to score a touchdown, settled for a tying field goal and then lost in overtime. Mathews wasn’t on the field for the final three offensive plays.BEST PLAY: Philip Rivers’ 26-yard touchdown pass to Seyi Ajirotutu with 24 seconds left that lifted the Chargers to a thrilling 41-38 victory at Kansas City on Nov. 24. The wild win ended a three-game losing streak and helped save the season.WORST PLAY: Allowing Peyton Manning to complete a 20-yard pass to Julius Thomas on third-and-17 from the Broncos’ 20-yard line, the first of three third-down conversions on Denver’s final possession Sunday. The Chargers had preached communication and not allowing big plays, and then failed at both.BIGGEST SURPRISE: Wide receiver Keenan Allen, who fell to the third round before the Chargers drafted him. After catching 71 passes for 1,046 yards in the regular season, he’s a leading candidate for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. His two touchdown catches in the fourth quarter Sunday helped bring back the Bolts.BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: CB Derek Cox, who signed a four-year contract for about $20 million, with about $10 million guaranteed. He struggled so badly that he was benched three times in four games, leading rookie coach Mike McCoy to tell the media there was a competition for jobs in the secondary.WHAT’S NEXT: The Chargers’ biggest free agent is inside linebacker Donald Butler, who had a solid season. Team will also have to decide whether to part ways with Cox. (Photo: Associated Press

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BEST, WORST OF CHARGERS’ 10-8 PLAYOFF SEASON - A look at some highlights and lowlights from the San Diego Chargers’ 10-8 season that ended with a 24-17 loss in the AFC divisional playoffs to the Denver Broncos.

BEST GAME: The Chargers stunned Denver 27-20 on Dec. 12 in the Mile High City, the Broncos’ only home loss of the season. With Ryan Mathews rushing 29 times for 127 yards, San Diego held the ball for 38 minutes, 49 seconds, to keep Peyton Manning off the field.

WORST GAME: A 30-24 overtime loss at Washington on Nov. 3. The Chargers had a first-and-goal inside the 1-yard line and a chance to win in the closing seconds but failed to score a touchdown, settled for a tying field goal and then lost in overtime. Mathews wasn’t on the field for the final three offensive plays.

BEST PLAY: Philip Rivers’ 26-yard touchdown pass to Seyi Ajirotutu with 24 seconds left that lifted the Chargers to a thrilling 41-38 victory at Kansas City on Nov. 24. The wild win ended a three-game losing streak and helped save the season.

WORST PLAY: Allowing Peyton Manning to complete a 20-yard pass to Julius Thomas on third-and-17 from the Broncos’ 20-yard line, the first of three third-down conversions on Denver’s final possession Sunday. The Chargers had preached communication and not allowing big plays, and then failed at both.

BIGGEST SURPRISE: Wide receiver Keenan Allen, who fell to the third round before the Chargers drafted him. After catching 71 passes for 1,046 yards in the regular season, he’s a leading candidate for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. His two touchdown catches in the fourth quarter Sunday helped bring back the Bolts.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: CB Derek Cox, who signed a four-year contract for about $20 million, with about $10 million guaranteed. He struggled so badly that he was benched three times in four games, leading rookie coach Mike McCoy to tell the media there was a competition for jobs in the secondary.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Chargers’ biggest free agent is inside linebacker Donald Butler, who had a solid season. Team will also have to decide whether to part ways with Cox. (Photo: Associated Press

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The season that the San Diego Chargers had was up and down. With major highs, and extreme lows. Wins against quality teams, and losses to teams they had no business losing to.

Four weeks ago, the odds of San Diego making the playoffs was 1 percent. They needed all the stars to align, and…

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imageThe San Diego Chargers' Cinderella season came to an end Sunday night following a 24-17 loss to the Denver Broncos, but the Chargers proved in 2013 that rebuilding was clearly not an option.

With a new coaching staff and general manager in place, there were minimal expectations for a Chargers team that finished 7-9 a year ago and missed the playoffs for a third consecutive season. The hope was that Tom Telesco would make the necessary personnel adjustments to turn the team around and Mike McCoy would come in and put forth a respectable finish in his first season as head coach.

Clearly, this team exceeded those initial expectations and rode a 9-7 season all the way to its first postseason berth since 2009.

San Diego charged into the playoffs in the most unlikely of scenarios, getting help from other teams along the way. By way of a missed field goal in one of the most entertaining games of the season, the Chargers took their four-game win streak into Cincinnati and pulled off one of their many upsets during the year.

Needing a win against the Broncos, the same team they beat in Denver on a memorable Thursday night, the Chargers were unable to have lightning strike twice despite a valiant fourth-quarter effort. A touchdown would have kept bolo-tie fever in play for at least overtime, but fans should take on the optimistic perspective of San Diego’s players.

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While losing a big game may hurt now, it must be satisfying to know what the future holds for this team as it attempts to come back in 2014 and make another run with a solid core of veteran players and young studs. The Chargers battled plenty of injuries throughout the year, but the absence of certain starters opened the door for a lot of young players, including a potential Offensive Rookie of the Year winner in Allen.

Allen, a third-round pick in the 2013 draft, finished his rookie year (including the postseason) with a jaw-dropping 79 receptions for 1,209 yards and 10 touchdowns—numbers that far surpassed any of the receivers taken ahead of him.

In Sunday’s loss to Denver, Allen went out with a bang, catching six passes for 142 yards and two scores—the sixth time he’s finished with over 100 yards receiving and third time with multiple touchdowns.

In Allen alone, the Chargers struck gold in the draft. Add in D.J. Fluker (a first-round pick who locked down the right tackle spot) and Manti Te’o (who played well at inside linebacker down the stretch), and you have an impressive young core of players in the first three picks capable of helping the Chargers make another run.

Also take into account how well Philip Rivers played in a bounce-back year. With the help of McCoy and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, Rivers got his groove back and finished with numbers that were second only to Peyton Manning. Ryan Mathews had a similar type of year, bouncing back from an injury-prone season to cross the 1,000-yard rushing mark and played a big role in getting the Chargers into the playoffs. 

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For a team that was once 5-7 with losses to the Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins (just to name a few), the Chargers have to be pretty content with finishing how they did with the players they had.

This team hit road road bumps early with the losses of Malcom Floyd (last season’s leading receiver), Danario Alexander (last season’s second-leading receiver) and Dwight Freeney (San Diego’s biggest free-agent acquisition) to injury.

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Other than veteran tight end Antonio Gates, Rivers had little familiarity with his receiving group. Still, he had one of the best seasons of his career throwing the ball and helped the development of players like Allen and second-year tight end Ladarius Green. San Diego’s offensive line was also a suspect piece of the offense, and yet it held up pretty well compared to last season (35 sacks in 2013, 49 in 2012).

There were so many things that were supposed to go wrong for the Chargers, but they prevailed and turned heads in doing so. While fans may feel grief in their team missing out on a trip to the AFC Championship, looking ahead to the future could be the medicine they need to heal quickly.

Watch out for the Chargers in 2014 and keep those bolo ties handy.

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