1965 San Diego Chargers Season
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1965 San Diego Chargers Season

1965 San Diego Chargers season
Head coachSid Gillman
General managerSid Gillman
OwnerBarron Hilton
Home fieldBalboa Stadium
Results
Record9-2-3
Division place1st Western Division
Playoff finishLost AFL Championship (Buffalo Bills)

The 1965 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 8-5-1 record in 1964. Head Coach Sid Gillman led the Chargers to their fifth AFL West title, with a 9-2-3 record, before losing the AFL Championship Game to the Buffalo Bills for the second consecutive season. After that season, the Chargers would never make another post-season appearance until nearly a decade after the AFL-NFL merger took place (1979).

Roster


Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1965 Denver Broncos W 34-31
27,022
2 September 19, 1965 at Oakland Raiders W 17-6
21,406
3 September 26, 1965 Kansas City Chiefs T 10-10
28,126
4 October 3, 1965 Houston Oilers W 31-14
28,190
5 October 10, 1965 at Buffalo Bills W 34-3
45,260
6 October 17, 1965 at Boston Patriots T 13-13
20,924
7 October 23, 1965 at New York Jets W 34-9
60,679
8 October 31, 1965 Boston Patriots L 22-6
33,366
9 November 7, 1965 at Denver Broncos W 35-21
33,073
10 November 14, 1965 at Kansas City Chiefs L 31-7
21,968
11 November 25, 1965 Buffalo Bills T 20-20
27,473
12 December 4, 1965 New York Jets W 38-7
32,169
13 December 12, 1965 at Houston Oilers W 37-26
24,120
14 December 19, 1965 Oakland Raiders W 24-14
26,056

Season summary

Week 9

1 234Total
• Chargers 0 14714 35
Broncos 0 1470 21
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: Bears Stadium
  • Game weather: 46°F o Wind 4

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Standings

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 9 2 3 .818 4-1-1 340 227 W3
Oakland Raiders 8 5 1 .615 3-3 298 239 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .583 4-1-1 322 285 W1
Denver Broncos 4 10 0 .286 0-6 303 392 L4

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Championship December 26, 1965 Buffalo Bills L 23-0
30,361

References


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