2005 San Diego Chargers Season
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2005 San Diego Chargers Season

2005 San Diego Chargers season
Head coachMarty Schottenheimer
General managerA.J. Smith
OwnerAlex Spanos
Home fieldQualcomm Stadium
Results
Record9-7
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersTE Antonio Gates
RB LaDainian Tomlinson
FB Lorenzo Neal
DT Jamal Williams
LB Shawne Merriman
ST Hanik Milligan

The 2005 San Diego Chargers season was the franchise's 36th season in the National Football League, and the 46th overall. The chargers failed to improve on their 12-4 record in 2004, and finished the campaign 9-7 and 3rd overall in their division, missing out on the playoffs for the first time since 2003. Outside linebacker Shawne Merriman was named rookie of the Year at the end of the season.

Despite missing the playoffs the Chargers humiliated some of the best teams in the NFL such as the defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots (41-17) and the previously undefeated Indianapolis Colts (26-17; ending the prospect of a perfect season). Following the season, Drew Brees would sign as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints.

Offseason

NFL Draft

NFL Draft

2005 San Diego Chargers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 12 Shawne Merriman *  OLB Maryland Pick from NYG
1 28 Luis Castillo  DT Northwestern
2 61 Vincent Jackson *  WR Northern Colorado
4 130 Darren Sproles *  RB Kansas State
5 164 Wesley Britt  OT Alabama
6 167 Wes Sims  OG Oklahoma Pick from MIA
7 242 Scott Mruczkowski  C Bowling Green
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

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Roster

Preseason

Date Opponent Result Host Stadium NFL Recap Attendance
August 11, 2005 at Green Bay Packers L 7-10 Lambeau Field Gamebook
69,611
August 21, 2005 St. Louis Rams W 36-21 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
54,421
August 26, 2005 at Minnesota Vikings L 16-19 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Gamebook
64,172
September 1, 2005 San Francisco 49ers W 28-24 Qualcomm Stadium Gamebook
49,817

Schedule

In addition to their regular games with AFC West rivals, the Chargers played teams from the AFC East and NFC East as per the schedule rotation, and also played intraconference games against the Steelers and the Colts based on divisional positions from 2004.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Host Stadium TV NFL Recap Attendance
1 September 11, 2005 Dallas Cowboys L 24-28 0-1 Qualcomm Stadium FOX Gamebook
67,679
2 September 18, 2005 at Denver Broncos L 17-20 0-2 Invesco Field at Mile High CBS Gamebook
75,310
3 September 25, 2005 New York Giants W 45-23 1-2 Qualcomm Stadium ESPN Gamebook
65,373
4 October 2, 2005 at New England Patriots W 41-17 2-2 Gillette Stadium CBS Gamebook
68,756
5 October 10, 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers L 22-24 2-3 Qualcomm Stadium ABC Gamebook
68,537
6 October 16, 2005 at Oakland Raiders W 27-14 3-3 McAfee Coliseum CBS Gamebook
52,666
7 October 23, 2005 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17-20 3-4 Lincoln Financial Field CBS Gamebook
67,747
8 October 30, 2005 Kansas City Chiefs W 28-20 4-4 Qualcomm Stadium CBS Gamebook
65,750
9 November 6, 2005 at New York Jets W 31-26 5-4 The Meadowlands CBS Gamebook
77,662
10 Bye
11 November 20, 2005 Buffalo Bills W 48-10 6-4 Qualcomm Stadium CBS Gamebook
65,602
12 November 27, 2005 at Washington Redskins W 23-17 (OT) 7-4 FedExField CBS Gamebook
84,930
13 December 4, 2005 Oakland Raiders W 34-19 8-4 Qualcomm Stadium ESPN Gamebook
66,436
14 December 11, 2005 Miami Dolphins L 21-23 8-5 Qualcomm Stadium CBS Gamebook
65,026
15 December 18, 2005 at Indianapolis Colts W 26-17 9-5 RCA Dome CBS Gamebook
57,389
16 December 24, 2005 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7-20 9-6 Arrowhead Stadium CBS Gamebook
75,956
17 December 31, 2005 Denver Broncos L 7-23 9-7 Qualcomm Stadium CBS Gamebook
65,513

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2)Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 5-1 10-2 395 258 W4
Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 0 .625 4-2 9-3 403 325 W2
San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 3-3 7-5 418 312 L2
Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 .250 0-6 2-10 290 383 L6

References

  1. ^ 2012 San Diego Chargers Media Guide. pp. 263-264. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014.

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