The 1987San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 4–12 record in 1986. The strike of 1987 reduced the regular season schedule from sixteen to fifteen games. Their stadium, Qualcomm Stadium, hosted Super Bowl XXII at the end of the season.
The Chargers famously started the season 8–1, before losing the final six games of the season, missing the playoffs. All but one of their final six losses came to teams that would go on to make the postseason in 1987.