1978 San Diego Chargers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Tommy Protho (1-3)
Coach: Don Coryell (8-4)
Location: San Diego, California
1978 San Diego Chargers Roster
1978 San Diego Chargers Results

The San Diego Chargers of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

San Diego piled up points with 355 points, while the defense gave up 309. Dan Fouts threw for 2,999 yards. Lydell Mitchell grabbed 57 passes, while John Jefferson accumulated 1,001 receiving yards.

Lydell Mitchell carried the ball for a team-best 820 yards for the Chargers.

Mike Fuller picked off 4 opponent throws.

Tommy Protho and Don Coryell coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Dan Fouts38122458.829997.9246.3205.2552213083.0
James Harris884247.75185.922.3910.23484334.4
Cliff Olander8562.5496.100.0112.52221840.1
Totals47727156.835667.5265.5306.355 32191


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lydell Mitchell2148203.825 3
Don Woods1515143.427 3
Hank Bauer853043.637 8
Bo Matthews712864.028 0
Clarence Williams27762.812 0
Dan Fouts20432.222 2
Greg McCrary2189.016 0
Rickey Anderson3113.70
Larry Barnes382.70
John Jefferson177.00
James Harris1070.70
Johnny Rodgers155.00
Jeff West100.00
Cliff Olander1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals59020963.637 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lydell Mitchell575008.855 2
John Jefferson56100117.946 13
Bob Klein3441312.124 2
Don Woods342958.729 0
Charlie Joiner3360718.446 1
Bo Matthews11787.113 0
Hank Bauer10787.814 1
Artie Owens918820.941 0
Pat Curran99210.220 2
Larry Burton512725.455 3
Johnny Rodgers5479.412 0
Dwight McDonald38428.037 1
Larry Barnes2136.50
Greg McCrary12929.029 1
Clarence Williams11717.017 0
Rickey Anderson1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals271356613.255 26


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rolf Benirschke433786.0221881.891


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Jeff West73272037.359

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Fuller3943611.234 0
Johnny Rodgers11888.015 0
Pete Shaw44611.516 0
Artie Owens12020.020 0
Don Goode100.00
Mike Williams100.00
Totals5759010.434 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Artie Owens2052426.277 0
Johnny Rodgers1128726.136 0
Clarence Williams614323.833 0
Mike Fuller510921.832 0
Rickey Anderson68313.821 0
Don Woods23718.519 0
Bob Horn22713.516 0
Ray Preston11515.015 0
Bob Klein11313.013 0
Don Macek166.00
Rick Middleton155.00
Mark Slater133.00
Hal Stringert100.00
Totals58125221.677 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Fuller44411.023 1
Glen Edwards34314.324 0
Mike Williams3237.723 0
Hal Stringert242.00
Pete Shaw200.00
Gary Johnson15252.052 1
Woodrow Lowe11616.016 0
Jerome Dove144.00
Linden King133.00
Rick Middleton122.00
Louie Kelcher100.00
Don Goode100.00
Bob Horn100.00
Totals221918.752 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Rolf Benirschke1837091
John Jefferson01300078
Hank Bauer8100054
Lydell Mitchell3200030
Larry Burton300018
Don Woods30000018
Pat Curran200012
Dan Fouts200012
Bob Klein2000012
Mike Fuller0010006
Gary Johnson10006
Greg McCrary010006
Charlie Joiner10006
Dwight McDonald10006