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2013 San Diego Chargers season
Head Coach Mike McCoy
General Manager Tom Telesco[1]
Home Field Qualcomm Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Place 3rd AFC West
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 27–10

Lost Divisional Playoffs (Broncos) 24–17

Pro Bowlers Philip Rivers, QB
Eric Weddle, FS
Timeline
Previous Season Next Season
2012 2014

The 2013 San Diego Chargers season was the franchise's 44th season in the National Football League (NFL), the 54th overall, and the 1st under head coach Mike McCoy. The Chargers finished the regular season with a record of 9–7, improving on their 7–9 record from 2012. Also, they qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Chargers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round by a score of 27–10, but lost to the Denver Broncos in the Divisional round by a score of 24–17.

The new head coach, Mike McCoy, along with offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, completed the Chargers' first winning season since 2010. Only two offensive coaches returned from 2012 in an overhauled coaching staff, and a revamped offensive system had quarterback Philip Rivers releasing the ball earlier and taking what opposing defenses conceded. Rivers was sacked 30 times, compared to 49 the previous year, and threw for 4,479 yards and 32 touchdowns while tying a career high with a 105.5 passer rating. San Diego's rushing attack improved from the prior season's 1,461 yards and 3.6 yards per carry—tied for the second worst in the league—to 1,965 yards and a 4-yard average.[2] Although they were speculated to have a poor, disappointing season, and getting off to a shaky start, the Chargers finished in the top eight of the overall standings. Rivers was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, and Keenan Allen broke out into the national scene as a rookie sensation, breaking multiple wide receiver rookie records. Whisenhunt left at the conclusion of the season to become the head coach of the Titans. Template:TOC limit

2013 draft classEdit

Round Selection Player Position College
1 11 D. J. Fluker Offensive tackle Alabama
2 38Template:Efn-ua Manti Te'o Linebacker Notre Dame
3 76 Keenan Allen Wide receiver California
4 NoneTemplate:Efn-ua
5 145 Steve Williams Cornerback California
6 179 Tourek Williams Defensive end Florida International
7 221 Brad Sorensen Quarterback Southern Utah

StaffEdit

2013 San Diego Chargers final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2013 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, 10 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 Seattle L 10–31 0–1 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
2 August 15 at Chicago L 28–33 0–2 Soldier Field Recap
3 August 24 at Arizona W 24–7 1–2 U of Phoenix Stadium Recap
4 August 29 San Francisco L 6–41 1–3 Qualcomm Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 Houston L 28–31 0–1 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
2 September 15 at Philadelphia W 33–30 1–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
3 September 22 at Tennessee L 17–20 1–2 LP Field Recap
4 September 29 Dallas W 30–21 2–2 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
5 October 6 at Oakland L 17–27 2–3 O.co Coliseum Recap
6 October 14 Indianapolis W 19–9 3–3 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
7 October 20 at Jacksonville W 24–6 4–3 Everbank Field Recap
8 Bye week
9 November 3 at Washington L 24–30 (OT) 4–4 Fedex Field Recap
10 November 10 Denver L 20–28 4–5 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
11 November 17 at Miami L 16–20 4–6 Sun Life Stadium Recap
12 November 24 at Kansas City W 41–38 5–6 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
13 December 1 Cincinnati L 10–17 5–7 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
14 December 8 New York W 37–14 6–7 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
15 December 12 at Denver W 27–20 7–7 Mile High Recap
16 December 22 Oakland W 26–13 8–7 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
17 December 29 Kansas City W 27–24 (OT) 9–7 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 5, 2014 at Cincinnati (3) W 27–10 1–0 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
Divisional January 12, 2014 at Denver (1) L 17–24 1–1 Mile High Recap

Game summariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week One: Houston Texans at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 7 0 7 17 31
Chargers 7 14 7 0 28

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information
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Fourth quarter

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With the loss, the Chargers started their season 0-1.

Week 2: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Two: San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 3 10 7 13 33
Eagles 3 7 10 10 30

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
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First quarter
  • SD – Nick Novak 49 yd. field goal, 7:26. Chargers 3-0. Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 4:25.
  • PHI – Alex Henery 25 yd. field goal, 5:30. Tied 3-3. Drive: 5 plays, 70 yards, 1:56.
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SD – Nick Novak 33 yd. field goal, 10:47. Chargers 23-20. Drive: 17 plays, 73 yards, 8:55.
  • PHI – Michael Vick 2 yd. run (Alex Henery kick), 7:06. Eagles 27-23. Drive: 10 plays, 76 yards, 3:41.
  • SD – Eddie Royal 15 yd. pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 3:11. Chargers 30-27. Drive: 7 plays, 39 yards, 3:55.
  • PHI – Alex Henery 32 yd. field goal, 1:51. Tied 30-30. Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 1:20.
  • SD – Nick Novak 46 yd. field goal, 0:07. Chargers 33-30. Drive: 9 plays, 51 yards, 1:44.

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Week 3: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Three: San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 3 7 0 17
Titans 0 10 0 10 20

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
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Second quarter
  • TEN – Rob Bironas 20 yd. field goal, 13:00. Chargers 7-3. Drive: 11 plays, 90 yards, 4:50.
  • SD – Nick Novak 44 yd. field goal, 4:47. Chargers 10-3. Drive: 5 plays, 4 yards, 2:56.
  • TEN – Jake Locker 7 yd. run (Rob Bironas kick), 1:08. Tied 10-10. Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards, 3:39.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Week 4: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Four: Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 21 0 0 21
Chargers 7 6 7 10 30

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information
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Second quarter
  • DAL – Dez Bryant 5 yd. pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey kick), 13:10. Tied 7-7. Drive: 9 plays, 85 yards, 3:58.
  • SD – Nick Novak 36 yd. field goal, 5:11. Chargers 10-7. Drive: 6 plays, 36 yards, 2:27.
  • DAL – Dez Bryant 34 yd. pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey kick), 2:36. Cowboys 14-10. Drive: 5 plays, 72 yards, 2:35.
  • DAL – Sean Lee 52 yd. interception return (Dan Bailey kick), 1:19. Cowboys 21-10.
  • SD – Nick Novak 42 yd. field goal, 0:00. Cowboys 21-13. Drive: 8 plays, 66 yards, 1:19.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Week 5: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Five: San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 0 3 14 17
Raiders 14 3 7 3 27

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information
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Second quarter
  • OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 47 yd. field goal, 4:13. Raiders 17-0. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:34.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top receivers
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Week 6: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Six: Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 3 0 3 9
Chargers 0 10 3 6 19

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

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First quarter
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 30 yd. field goal, 11:27. Colts 3-0. Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, 3:33.
Second quarter
  • SD – Keenan Allen 22 yd. pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 12:02. Chargers 7-3. Drive: 12 plays, 74 yards, 6:14.
  • SD – Nick Novak 31 yd. field goal, 1:41. Chargers 10-3. Drive: 17 plays, 79 yards, 7:58.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 50 yd. field goal, 0:00. Chargers 10-6. Drive: 8 plays, 38 yards, 1:41.
Third quarter
  • SD – Nick Novak 33 yd. field goal, 9:05. Chargers 13-6. Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards, 5:55.
Fourth quarter
  • SD – Nick Novak 34 yd. field goal, 9:43. Chargers 16-6. Drive: 15 plays, 74 yards, 9:13.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 51 yd. field goal, 7:21. Chargers 16-9. Drive: 6 plays, 47 yards, 2:22.
  • SD – Nick Novak 50 yd. field goal, 1:55. Chargers 19-9. Drive: 5 plays, 19 yards, 1:22.

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Week 7: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Seven: San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 7 3 7 24
Jaguars 0 3 3 0 6

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information
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Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SD – Nick Novak 20 yd. field goal, 6:52. Chargers 17-3. Drive: 10 plays, 79 yards, 6:21.
  • JAC – Josh Scobee 23 yd. field goal, 3:57. Chargers 17-6. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:54.
Fourth quarter

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Week 9: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Nine: San Diego Chargers at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 14 0 10 24
Redskins 0 7 7 10 30

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

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Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • WAS – Darrel Young 1 yd. run (Kai Forbath kick), 14:17. Redskins 21-14. Drive: 11 plays, 79 yards, 7:45.
  • WAS – Kai Forbath 47 yd. field goal, 6:59. Redskins 24-14. Drive: 7 plays, 22 yards, 3:26.
  • SD – Keenan Allen 16 yd. pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 4:10. Redskins 24-21. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 2:49.
  • SD – Nick Novak 19 yd. field goal, 0:03. Tied 24-24. Drive: 14 plays, 91 yards, 2:07.
Overtime
  • WAS – Darrel Young 4 yd. run, 8:59. Redskins 30-24. Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 6:01.

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Week 10: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Ten: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 14 7 0 28
Chargers 0 6 7 7 20

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

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Week 11: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Eleven: San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 3 3 3 16
Dolphins 3 7 7 3 20

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,256
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
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Second quarter
  • MIA – Daniel Thomas 1 yd. run (Caleb Sturgis kick), 9:43. Dolphins 10-7. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 5:35.
  • SD – Nick Novak 27 yd. field goal, 0:54. Tied 10-10. Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 2:45.
Third quarter
  • MIA – Charles Clay 39 yd. pass from Ryan Tannehill, 7:43. Dolphins 17-10. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:36.
  • SD – Nick Novak 50 yd. field goal, 4:00. Dolphins 17-13. Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:43.
Fourth quarter
  • SD – Nick Novak 29 yd. field goal, 14:52. Dolphins 17-16. Drive: 5 plays, 56 yards, 1:30.
  • MIA – Caleb Sturgis 37 yd. field goal, 8:34. Dolphins 20-16. Drive: 8 plays, 41 yards, 3:17.

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Week 12: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Twelve: San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 3 7 14 17 41
Chiefs 7 7 14 10 38

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/10:00 a.m. PST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 75,259
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
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Week 13: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Thirteen: Cincinnati Bengals at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 7 3 17
Chargers 0 7 0 3 10

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

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Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • CIN – Mike Nugent 46 yd. field goal, 9:16. Bengals 17-7. Drive: 7 plays, 62 yards, 3:27.
  • SD – Nick Novak 48 yd. field goal, 4:43. Bengals 17-10. Drive: 8 plays, 27 yards, 2:07.

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Week 14: vs. New York GiantsEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Giants at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 7 7 14
Chargers 7 17 7 6 37

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

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Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • NYG – Brandon Myers 5 yd. pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 14:54. Chargers 31-14. Drive: 11 plays, 86 yards, 5:12.
  • SD – Nick Novak 27 yd. field goal, 7:31. Chargers 34-14. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 7:23.
  • SD – Nick Novak 43 yd. field goal, 3:24. Chargers 37-14. Drive: 7 plays, 18 yards, 2:27.

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Week 15: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Fifteen: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 3 14 7 3 27
Broncos 10 0 0 10 20

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information
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First quarter
  • DEN – Andre Caldwell 15 yd. pass from Peyton Manning (Matt Prater kick), 11:51. Broncos 7-0. Drive: 7 plays, 69 yards, 3:09.
  • SD – Nick Novak 38 yd. field goal, 5:15. Broncos 7-3. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 6:36.
  • DEN – Matt Prater 32 yd. field goal, 1:22. Broncos 10-3. Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 3:53.
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • DEN – Andre Caldwell 5 yd. pass from Peyton Manning (Matt Prater kick), 10:25. Chargers 24-17. Drive: 12 plays, 89 yards, 6:07.
  • SD – Nick Novak 35 yd. field goal, 2:36. Chargers 27-17. Drive: 6 plays, 16 yards, 2:31.
  • DEN – Matt Prater 42 yd. field goal, 0:29. Chargers 27-20. Drive: 11 plays, 56 yards, 2:07.

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Week 16: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Sixteen: Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 10 0 3 13
Chargers 3 7 10 6 26

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information
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First quarter
  • SD – Nick Novak 27 yd. field goal, 2:42. Chargers 3-0. Drive: 16 plays, 82 yards, 9:16.
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SD – Nick Novak 28 yd. field goal, 14:51. Chargers 23-10. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 0:59.
  • OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 42 yd. field goal, 11:19. Chargers 23-13. Drive: 8 plays, 51 yards, 3:32.
  • SD – Nick Novak 33 yd. field goal, 6:23. Chargers 26-13. Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 4:56.

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Week 17: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Seventeen: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 14 7 3 0 24
Chargers 7 7 0 10 27

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information
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Second quarter
Third quarter
  • KC – Ryan Succop 46 yd. field goal, 7:27. Chiefs 24-14. Drive: 6 plays, 7 yards, 2:17.
Fourth quarter
Overtime
  • SD – Nick Novak 36 yd. field goal, 5:30. Chargers 27-24. Drive: 16 plays, 62 yards, 9:30.

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Kansas City missed a field goal as with a few seconds left to send the game into overtime, where Nick Novak kicked the game winner. With the win, the Chargers finished the 2013 season with a record of 9–7 and clinched the second wild card spot, becoming the 6th seed entering the playoffs.

PostseasonEdit

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AFC Wild Card Playoff Game: at #3 Cincinnati BengalsEdit

AFC Wild Card Playoff Game: #6 San Diego Chargers at #3 Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 0 10 10 27
Bengals 0 10 0 0 10

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
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3rd quarter
4th quarter
  • SD - Nick Novak 23 yd. field goal, 14:16. Chargers 20–10. Drive: 5 plays, −2 yards, 1:55.
  • SD - Ronnie Brown 58-yard run (Nick Novak kick), 2:17. Chargers 27–10. Drive: 2 plays, 60 yards, 0:50.

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With the Chargers defeating the Bengals, 27-10, they advanced to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game.

AFC Divisional Playoff Game: at #1 Denver BroncosEdit

AFC Divisional Playoff Game: #6 San Diego Chargers at #1 Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 0 0 17 17
Broncos 7 7 3 7 24

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: January 12, 2014
  • Game time: 2:40 p.m. MST/1:40 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,969
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Game book

With the Chargers falling to the Broncos, the Chargers finish the season 10-8, the 1st double digit winning season since 2009 and 1st playoff victory since 2008.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Template:2013 AFC West standings

ConferenceEdit

Template:2013 AFC standings

FootnotesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Wilson, Bernie (January 9, 2013). Colts VP Telesco hired as Chargers' GM. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on January 9, 2013.
  2. Gehlken, Michael. "Philip Rivers Comeback Player of Year", February 1, 2014. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. 

External linksEdit

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

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