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2004 San Diego Chargers season
Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer
Home Field Qualcomm Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Place 1st AFC West
Playoff Finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) (20–17 OT)
Timeline
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The 2004 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 4–12 record in 2003. They finished the campaign 1st in their division and made the playoffs for the first time in nine years. In the playoffs they lost in overtime to the New York Jets. At the end of the season Marty Schottenheimer was named NFL Coach of the Year.

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

With the first pick overall, the Chargers drafted Eli Manning. Manning would be traded to the New York Giants in exchange for Philip Rivers and several draft picks.

Round Player Position School/Club Team
1 Eli Manning

(traded to New York Giants for Philip Rivers, plus the Giants 3rd round pick of the same year and their 1st and 5th round picks in the 2005 draft.)

Quarterback Ole Miss
2 Igor Olshansky Defensive Tackle Oregon
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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2004 San Diego Chargers staff

Front Office

  • Owner – Alex Spanos
  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Dean Spanos
  • Executive Vice President – Michael Spanos
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – A. J. Smith
  • Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel – Buddy Nix
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Ed McGuire
  • Director of College Scouting – Jimmy Raye
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Fran Foley

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dave Redding
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Matt Schiotz

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 2004 at Houston Texans W 27–20
70,255
2 September 19, 2004 New York Jets L 34–28
57,310
3 September 26, 2004 at Denver Broncos L 23–13
74,553
4 October 3, 2004 Tennessee Titans W 38–17
54,006
5 October 10, 2004 Jacksonville Jaguars W 34–21
52,101
6 October 17, 2004 at Atlanta Falcons L 21–20
70,187
7 October 24, 2004 at Carolina Panthers W 17–6
73,096
8 October 31, 2004 Oakland Raiders W 42–14
66,210
9 November 7, 2004 New Orleans Saints W 43–17
59,662
10 Bye
11 November 21, 2004 at Oakland Raiders W 23–17
46,905
12 November 28, 2004 at Kansas City Chiefs W 34–31
77,447
13 December 5, 2004 Denver Broncos W 20–17
65,395
14 December 12, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–24
65,858
15 December 19, 2004 at Cleveland Browns W 21–0
72,489
16 December 26, 2004 at Indianapolis Colts L 34–31
57,330
17 January 2, 2005 Kansas City Chiefs W 24–17
64,920

StandingsEdit

AFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 446 313 W1
Denver Broncos 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 381 304 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 483 435 L1
Oakland Raiders 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 320 422 L2

RosterEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard January 8, 2005 New York Jets L 20–17
67,536

Awards and honorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. REDIRECT Template:Los Angeles Chargers

 


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