San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers


5 - 6
record
1509
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #4
The Chargers will hold their position in their division.
AFC
NFL #12/16
IronRank #9/16
AFC West
NFL #4/4
IronRank #4/4

Chargers Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 11
Kansas City Chiefs at Chiefs LOSS 33-27 LOSS
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 18
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Jaguars WIN 38-14 WIN
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Indianapolis Colts at Colts LOSS 26-22 LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 2
New Orleans Saints vs Saints WIN 34-35 LOSS
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 9
Oakland Raiders at Raiders LOSS 34-31 LOSS
Week 6
Thursday, Oct 13
Denver Broncos vs Broncos LOSS 21-13 WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 23
Atlanta Falcons at Falcons LOSS 30-33 WIN
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 30
Denver Broncos at Broncos LOSS 27-19 LOSS
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 6
Tennessee Titans vs Titans WIN 43-35 WIN
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 13
Miami Dolphins vs Dolphins WIN 24-31 LOSS
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 27
Houston Texans at Texans LOSS 13-21 WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buccaneers WIN
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
Oakland Raiders vs Raiders WIN
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 24
Cleveland Browns at Browns WIN
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
Kansas City Chiefs vs Chiefs LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

#4
div. rank
#9
conf. rank
8-8-0
record

Chargers OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Chargers compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#2 Chargers
8.1
AFC
6.4
Great passing by the Chargers:
348 yds Oct 23, 2016 at Falcons
351 yds Oct 9, 2016 at Raiders
308 yds Oct 2, 2016 vs Saints

rushing

#13 Chargers
5.8
AFC
6.5
Great rushing by the Chargers:
208 yds Nov 6, 2016 vs Titans
123 yds Oct 30, 2016 at Broncos
155 yds Sep 11, 2016 at Chiefs

red zone performance

#9 Chargers
6.1
AFC
6.6
Great red zone performance by the Chargers:
60% Oct 9, 2016 at Raiders
60% Sep 11, 2016 at Chiefs
100% Dec 24, 2015 at Raiders

scoring points

#3 Chargers
8.4
AFC
7.0
High points scored by the Chargers:
33 pts Oct 23, 2016 at Falcons
34 pts Oct 2, 2016 vs Saints
26 pts Nov 1, 2015 at Ravens

Chargers Stats

How the Chargers compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
271
yds/game
#5
of 32
Rushing Offense
100
yds/game
#21
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
51
%
#23
of 32
Fumbles Caused
16
fum
#13
of 32
Interceptions
14
int
#1
of 32
Sacks
20
sacks
#28
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The San Diego Chargers are a charter member of the NFL’s American Football Conference. The franchise was founded in 1950 by Barron Hilton, the son of Conrad Hilton, who owned the Hilton Hotel chain. The team began play as a charter member of the American Football League in 1960 and played in Los Angeles for their first season. The franchise was moved to San Diego for the start of the 1961 campaign where they played at Balboa Stadium. The team then moved into San Diego Stadium, which was later renamed Qualcomm Park in 1967, and continue to play their home games there today.

The name Chargers was used in reference to fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers yelling “charge” at Dodgers games. Hilton liked this idea and adopted the name for his football club. During their time in the AFL, (1960 to 1969) the Chargers appeared in four AFL Championship games, winning on just one occasion in 1963. This remains the team’s only championship to date.

The Chargers became members of the NFL in 1970 when the AFL and NFL merged into one league. By 1980, the Chargers had a strong offensive club and were able to win three straight division titles. However, this success would not transfer into the playoffs, and they were unable to make an appearance in the Super Bowl at this time.

The 1994, the Chargers were led by quarterback Stan Humphries, running back Natrone Means, and linebacker Junior Seau and were finally able to find some success in the post season. The club started the regular season 6 to 0 and would win their division. They would make their first Super Bowl appearance that year but lose the game to the San Fransisco 49ers. The team has not made it back to the Super Bowl since.

The Chargers would have many up and down seasons towards the end of the '90s and see quarterback Stan Humphries retire due to concussions. However, during the 2002 and 2003 season running back LaDainian Tomlinson emerged as a superstar. Tomlinson became just the eighth player to record two consecutive 2,000 rushing yard seasons, and the first to rush for 1,000 and catch 100 passes in a single regular season in 2003. However, Tomlinson’s career would be cut short due to injury and the Chargers have not yet been able to recapture the magic the teams of the mid-1990s had.

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