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|Colours:||Powder blue, sunshine gold & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Lance Alworth, Ron Mix, Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow,Charlie Joiner, Fred Dean, Junior Seau, LaDainian Tomlinson, Bobby Beathard|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Sid Gillman|
|Rivals:||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Legends:||Lance Alworth, Junior Seau, LaDainian Tomlinson, John Hadl, Charlie Joiner, Ron Mix, Kellen Winsolw, Antonio Gates, Dan Fouts & Philip Rivers|
|Retired Numbers:||14, 19, 21 & 55|
|Super Bowl Championships:||0|
|Conference Championships:||1: 1994|
When the Los Angeles Chargers started their rein in 1960 for the American Football League (a rival league to the National Football League), nobody thought they would leave the city after just one year.
But that was the case for the Chargers as even after winning the AFC Western division in their first year was not enough to get the fans flocking through the gate as owner Barron Hilton (who managed hotels and then created the Hilton Hotel chain), moved the franchise to San Diego, a year later.
Throughout their 55 year stint in San Diego from 1961-2016, the Chargers tasted various amounts of success (mainly in the 60s) albeit in short bursts here and there, but it was largely thanks to Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman who made the Chargers an exciting team to watch, as they were high scoring which pleased the crowd.
With the AFL dying a slow death compared to the NFL, the Chargers introduced future Hall of Famers Lance Alworth, Kieth Lincoln, Paul Lowe and John Hadl who rejuvenated the AFL. On top of that they sparked the Chargers to five divisional championships in the first six years of the AFL, including clinching the AFC title in 1963 with a win over Boston.
By 1970, the AFL and NFL merged together to create the NFL. Meanwhile the Chargers would have to wait 13 years before they tasted the success of the 60s. Their moment came when they hired Don Coryell as coach for the 1978 to the 1986 seasons, and it paid dividends in 1979 when they won the division championship, mainly thanks to his style of play.
Coryell’s style of play was often referred to as “Air Coryell” which was a very offensive orientated game plan led by quarterback Dan Foults. With “Air Coryell” in full effect, the Chargers led the NFL in passing yards in all the years Coryell coached the team.
The Chargers then went back-to-back claiming the division titles in 1980 and 1981, as well as making back-to-back AFC Championship games during the same years, but ultimately fell short of a maiden Super Bowl berth.
It would be another 10 years before the Chargers made the playoffs this time with Bobby Ross coaching the team. After claiming the AFC West division title with a 11-5 record, they couldn’t make the most of their season as they lost the divisional round.
However, two years later the Chargers appeared in their maiden Super Bowl appearance after winning the AFC West division with a 11-5 record, then beating Miami in the division playoff and overcoming Pittsburgh by four points in the AFC Championship game, but fell to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX.
They made the playoffs the next year but crashed out in the wildcard round to the Indianapolis Colts. It would be a further eight year wait before the Chargers made the playoffs again, when in 2004 they made it to the wildcard round but fell to the New York Jets.
They made the playoffs from 2006 to 2009, but mostly fell out in the division playoffs. The closest the Chargers came to a second Super Bowl showing was in 2007, when they lost the AFC Championship game to New England.
They reached the playoffs in 2013 losing in the divisional round, which would subsequently be the last time they made the playoffs under the San Diego Chargers name. By 2016 Chargers owner Alex G. Sapos decided to move the franchise back to Los Angeles so they could play in a new stadium and enter the second biggest media market in the US.
By 2017, they returned back to LA, and although they missed the playoff by one game (they finished with nine wins which meant they ended the season in second place in the AFC West, compared to the Kansas City Chiefs who made the playoffs with 10 wins).
They made up for it a year later, when they returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. However, they went out in the divisional round. They couldn’t back up a playoff spot in 2019 as they finished bottom of the AFC West division with a 5-11 record.
After Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season the Chargers found themselves with a 3-7 win-loss record, with each of their seven losses having been decided by one score or less. Although Los Angeles won their final four games of the regular season to finish with a 7-9 record, the franchise fired Anthony Lynn as their head coach, attributing Lynn’s poor coaching as the reason behind their single score losses.
The shining light for the Chargers in 2020 was the Offensive Rookie of the Year season that quarterback Justin Herbert put together. After being drafted with the sixth pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Herbert got his first start in Week 2 of the NFL season and never looked back. Herbert finished his rookie year as the all-time rookie record holder in passing touchdowns (31), total touchdowns (36), completions (396), games with 300-plus passing yards (eight) and games with three-plus touchdowns (six). In Los Angeles’ Week 17 matchup at Kansas City, Herbert became the youngest player in NFL history to throw 30 touchdowns in a single season, at 22 years and 299 days old.
Herbert will enter his second year as a pro with Brandon Stanley calling the plays in Los Angeles. Stanley was hired to become the head coach of the Chargers in January of 2021.
Led by Justin Herbert, the Chargers looked good at the start of the year. Midseason they hit a snag and would end up missing the playoffs after losing in overtime to the Las Vegas Raiders in week 17.
If you are a fan of the Los Angeles Chargers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Los Angeles Chargers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Los Angeles Chargers:
Brandon Staley enters his second season as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers this year. It was a solid season for the Chargers in his first year but they came up just short of the playoffs after their Week 18 loss.
He has proven he has all the tools he needs to be a solid coach in the National Football League and with the team around him, playoff success is not far away for this franchise. While this is only a second season as a head coach he has coached all over at several different levels of football and has shown time and time again that he is headed for a solid career as a head coach.
The Los Angeles Chargers offense is led by third-year quarterback Justin Herbert. He has some of the most electric weapons in the league at wide receiver as he has both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams to throw the football to. As well as a dependable pass catching running back out of the back field in Austin Eckler.
They also feature a much improved offensive line to protect Herbert in the pocket. This Los Angeles Chargers offense has the potential to finish as a top five unit in the National Football League this season, as long as everybody remains healthy and on the field. With Staleys hyper analytics approach this offense is going to be on the field more often than not on fourth down as well which gives them more opportunities to succeed.
The Los Angeles Chargers went out and made a ton of improvements on the defensive side of the ball before the season began. They brought in one of the best pass rushers in NFL history Khalil Mack, as well as Sebastian Joseph-Day to help him on the inside. Pairing those two with Joey Bosa creates a dangerous three headed monster up front.
They also added JC Jackson to a defensive backfield that includes Derwin James and Asante Samuel Junior. This Chargers defense is likely going to finish the season as a top-five defensive unit in the league, as they have playmakers on every level of the field.
Last season the Los Angeles Chargers finished with a record of 9-8 and they are expected to improve and be better then they were during the 2021-22 season. Oddsmakers expect the Los Angeles Chargers to win around ten of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season. The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (-135), while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (+115) heading into the 2022-23 season.
Their odds to win their division are currently (+220), while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+750) at the moment. Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at (+1400) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season.
This puts them as one of the teams in the middle of the pack in terms of odds to bring home the title this season. They are currently the favorites in 12 of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road.
They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites in two of their seventeen games against Seattle and Jacksonville, and two possession underdogs in none of their seventeen games this season, as they are only three point underdogs to Kansas City at the moment.
It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a stacked conference like the AFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the Los Angeles Chargers being on the more successful end of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.
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Where do the Los Angeles Chargers play?
The Los Angeles Chargers play their home games at SoFi stadium.
Who owns the Los Angeles Chargers?
Dean Spanos owns the Los Angeles Chargers.
Has the Los Angeles Chargers won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Los Angeles Chargers have never won a Super Bowl.
Who is the Los Angeles Chargers coach?
Brandon Staley was named head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2021 offseason.
Do the Los Angeles Chargers play tonight?
Are you wondering if the Los Angeles Chargers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Los Angeles Chargers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Los Angeles Chargers record?
The Los Angeles Chargers finished the 2021 season with a 9-8 record.
Did the Los Angeles Chargers win last night?
Fans of the Los Angeles Chargers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Los Angeles Chargers worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Los Angeles Chargers are with $2.92 billion.
Who do the Los Angeles Chargers play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Los Angeles Chargers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Los Angeles Chargers?
You can watch the Los Angeles Chargers on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on Chargers.com. You can also stream Los Angeles Chargers games on the Chargers app, Yahoo sports app, CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.
Will the Los Angeles Chargers make the playoffs this year?
The Los Angeles Chargers did not make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 9-8 record, third in the AFC West and 9th in the AFC.
When do the Los Angeles Chargers play?
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When is the next Los Angeles Chargers game?
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Where did the Los Angeles Chargers finish the season?
The Los Angeles Chargers finished third in the AFC West and 9th in the AFC.
How many games did the Los Angeles Chargers win?
The Los Angeles Chargers won nine games in the 2021 NFL season.
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