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2017 Los Angeles Chargers season
Head Coach Anthony Lynn
General Manager Tom Telesco
Home Field StubHub Center
Results
Record 9–7
Place 2nd AFC West
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers WR Keenan Allen
DE Joey Bosa
CB Casey Hayward
QB Philip Rivers
DE Melvin Ingram
OT Russell Okung
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2016 (San Diego) 2018

The 2017 Los Angeles Chargers season was the franchise's 48th season in the National Football League (NFL), the 58th overall, the second in the Greater Los Angeles Area and the first under head coach Anthony Lynn. It was the Chargers' first season in Los Angeles since their inaugural 1960 season, when they were in the AFL, as the team exercised its option to move back to the city and join the Los Angeles Rams on January 12, 2017.[1] The 2017 season was the first of three seasons played at StubHub Center prior to the new stadium in Inglewood being completed in 2020.

The Chargers, despite an 0–4 start, improved their 5–11 record from last season after a week 13 win over the Cleveland Browns. Their season finale win over the Raiders helped the Chargers finish with a winning record for the first time since 2014. However, they missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season — the Chargers finished in a four-way tie with the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens for the two Wild Card playoff spots, but the Titans and Bills claimed the Wild Cards based on tiebreakers. Template:TOCLimit

OffseasonEdit

Transition to Los AngelesEdit

On January 2, 2017, Chargers' head coach Mike McCoy was fired along with the majority of his coaching staff. On January 12, 2017, Chargers' owner Dean Spanos announced during a press conference the decision to immediately return the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles. Spanos had a deadline of January 17, 2017, to decide if he wanted to return the team to Los Angeles. The Chargers were chosen by the league in 2016 as the second team to be allowed to relocate to Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Rams. Upon completion, both teams will play at Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California after its expected completion in August 2020. Until then, the Chargers will reside at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.[2]

The Chargers transitioned from San Diego to new headquarters in the LA area throughout the offseason, although social and fan reaction was overwhelmingly negative. The team held their mini-camp in San Diego, with the final day on the field at the old practice field coming on June 15. Former players James Lofton, Nick Hardwick and Jacques Cesaire showed up on the final day, as did fans.[3]

Trucks moved equipment up the road after the final practice. Front office people continued to work in San Diego until the team's lease expired later in the summer. The team's new facility is in Costa Mesa, California.[4]

SigningsEdit

Position Player Age 2016 Team Contract
OT Russell Okung 29 Denver Broncos 4 years, $53 million
DE Damion Square 28 San Diego Chargers 2 years, $4 million
RB Branden Oliver 25 San Diego Chargers 1 year, $800,000
TE Jeff Cumberland 29 San Diego Chargers 1 year, $775,000
RB Kenjon Barner 27 Philadelphia Eagles 1 year, $690,000
DE Tenny Palepoi 26 San Diego Chargers 1 year, $615,000

ReleasesEdit

Position Player Age 2017 Team
OT King Dunlap 31 Retired
OG D.J. Fluker 25 New York Giants
LB Manti Te'o 26 New Orleans Saints
WR Jeremy Butler 25 Buffalo Bills
CB Brandon Flowers 31 Retired
WR Stevie Johnson 30 TBD
DT Sean Lissemore 29 TBD
RB Danny Woodhead 32 Baltimore Ravens
RB Dexter McCluster 28 TBD
RB Ronnie Hillman 25 Dallas Cowboys
CB Robert McClain 28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DraftEdit

2017 Los Angeles Chargers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 7 Mike Williams WR Clemson University
2 38 Forrest Lamp G Western Kentucky
3 71 Dan Feeney G Indiana
4 113 Rayshawn Jenkins S Miami
5 151 Desmond King S Iowa
6 190 Sam Tevi OT Utah
7 225 Isaac Rochell DE Notre Dame

StaffEdit

2017 Los Angeles Chargers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2017 Los Angeles Chargers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 14 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 13 Seattle Seahawks L 17–48 0–1 StubHub Center Recap
2 August 20 New Orleans Saints L 7–13 0–2 StubHub Center Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip at Los Angeles Rams W 21–19 1–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip at San Francisco 49ers L 13–23 1–3 Levi's Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip at Denver Broncos L 21–24 0–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
2 September 17 Miami Dolphins L 17–19 0–2 StubHub Center Recap
3 September 24 Kansas City Chiefs L 10–24 0–3 StubHub Center Recap
4 October 1 Philadelphia Eagles L 24–26 0–4 StubHub Center Recap
5 October 8 at New York Giants W 27–22 1–4 MetLife Stadium Recap
6 October 15 at Oakland Raiders W 17–16 2–4 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
7 October 22 Denver Broncos W 21–0 3–4 StubHub Center Recap
8 October 29 at New England Patriots L 13–21 3–5 Gillette Stadium Recap
9 Bye
10 November 12 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 17–20 (OT) 3–6 EverBank Field Recap
11 November 19 Buffalo Bills W 54–24 4–6 StubHub Center Recap
12 November 23 at Dallas Cowboys W 28–6 5–6 AT&T Stadium Recap
13 December 3 Cleveland Browns W 19–10 6–6 StubHub Center Recap
14 December 10 Washington Redskins W 30–13 7–6 StubHub Center Recap
15 Template:Dow tooltip at Kansas City Chiefs L 13–30 7–7 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
16 December 24 at New York Jets W 14–7 8–7 MetLife Stadium Recap
17 December 31 Oakland Raiders W 30–10 9–7 StubHub Center Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week One: Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 7 0 14

21

Broncos 7 7 10 0

24

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 11-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Younghoe Koo kick), 15:00. Tied 7–7. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:55.
  • DEN – Trevor Siemian 1-yard run (Brandon McManus kick), 5:33. Broncos 14–7. Drive: 9 plays, 56 yards, 4:38.

Third quarter

  • DEN – Bennie Fowler 6-yard pass from Trevor Siemian (Brandon McManus kick), 10:31. Broncos 21–7. Drive: 6 plays, 43 yards, 3:00.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 20-yard field goal, 0:03. Broncos 24–7. Drive: 14 plays, 78 yards, 8:16.

Fourth quarter

  • LAC – Keenan Allen 5-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Younghoe Koo kick), 8:15. Broncos 24–14. Drive: 6 plays, 43 yards, 2:27.
  • LAC – Travis Benjamin 38-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Younghoe Koo kick), 7:07. Broncos 24–21. Drive: 1 play, 38 yards, 0:07.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Rookie kicker Younghoe Koo's game-tying 44-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds was blocked by the Denver's Shelby Harris, and the Chargers lost 24–21. An earlier attempt by Koo was successful, but it was called off after the Broncos had called a timeout right before the snap.[5]

Week 2: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 0 10 6

19

Chargers 0 10 7 0

17

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

Game information

First quarter

  • MIA – Cody Parkey 30-yard field goal, 7:13. Dolphins 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 70 yards, 6:18.

Second quarter

  • LAC – Younghoe Koo 41-yard field goal, 13:46. Tied 3–3. Drive: 6 plays, 23 yards, 2:36.
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 1-yard run (Younghoe Koo kick), 5:05. Chargers 10–3. Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards, 3:57.

Third quarter

  • MIA – Kenny Stills 29-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Cody Parkey kick), 12:15. Tied 10–10. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:53.
  • LAC – Antonio Gates 7-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Younghoe Koo kick), 8:24. Chargers 17–10. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 3:49.
  • MIA – Cody Parkey 28-yard field goal, 2:48. Chargers 17–13. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 5:35.

Fourth quarter

  • MIA – Cody Parkey 35-yard field goal, 6:32. Chargers 17–16. Drive: 14 plays, 64 yards, 7:05.
  • MIA – Cody Parkey 54-yard field goal, 1:10. Dolphins 19–17. Drive: 5 plays, 15 yards, 1:57.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Koo missed a game-winning 44-yard field goal attempt as time expired in a 19–17 loss to Miami.[6]

Week 3: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Three: Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 14 3 0 7

24

Chargers 7 3 0 0

10

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • KC – Cairo Santos 34-yard field goal, 4:30. Chiefs 17–7. Drive: 9 plays, 37 yards, 6:09.
  • LAC – Younghoe Koo 29-yard field goal, 0:00. Chiefs 17–10. Drive: 13 plays, 64 yards, 4:30.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • KC – Kareem Hunt 69-yard run (Cairo Santos kick), 1:49. Chiefs 24–10. Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:16.

Top passers

  • KC – Alex Smith – 16/21, 155 yards, 2 TD
  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 20/40, 237 yards, 3 INT

Top rushers

  • KC – Kareem Hunt – 17 rushes, 172 yards, TD
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 17 rushes, 79 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • KC – Tyreek Hill – 5 receptions, 77 yards, TD
  • LAC – Travis Benjamin – 5 receptions, 105 yards

Top tacklers

Week 4: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Four: Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 6 3 7

26

Chargers 0 10 0 14

24

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

Game information

First quarter

  • PHI - Alshon Jeffery 8-yard pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick), 8:00. Eagles 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 63 yards, 4:44.
  • PHI - Jake Elliott 45-yard field goal, 0:05. Eagles 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 5:35.

Second quarter

  • PHI - Jake Elliott 40-yard field goal, 6:42. Eagles 13–0. Drive: 11 plays, 63 yards, 5:15.
  • LAC - Tyrell Williams 75-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Younghoe Koo kick), 6:32. Eagles 13–7. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:10.
  • PHI - Jake Elliott 53-yard field goal, 4:08. Eagles 16–7. Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards, 2:24.
  • LAC – Younghoe Koo 28-yard field goal, 0:00. Eagles 16–10. Drive: 8 plays, 72 yards, 0:56.

Third quarter

  • PHI - Jake Elliott 47-yard field goal, 0:55. Eagles 19–10. Drive: 13 plays, 70 yards, 6:51.

Fourth quarter

  • LAC - Austin Ekeler 35-yard rush (Younghoe Koo kick), 13:42. Eagles 19–17. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 2:13.
  • PHI - Wendell Smallwood 3-yard rush (Jake Elliott kick), 9:14. Eagles 26–17. Drive: 7 plays, 71 yards, 4:28.
  • LAC - Hunter Henry 4-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Younghoe Koo kick), 6:44. Eagles 26–24. Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 2:30.

Top passers

  • PHI – Carson Wentz: 17/31, 242 yards, TD
  • LAC – Philip Rivers: 22/38, 347 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The Chargers play a home game at StubHub Center against the NFC East's Philadelphia Eagles. Notably, this home game turned out to be a 'road game' for the Chargers as Eagles fans took over StubHub and turned it into, as dubbed on Twitter, "Lincoln Financial Field West". In the end the Eagles won 26-24 over the Chargers.

With the loss, the Chargers' record dropped to 0-4, last place in the AFC West.

Week 5: at New York GiantsEdit

Week Five: Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 10 7 10

27

Giants 9 0 7 6

22

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 6-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 13:01. Giants 9–7. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 4:15.
  • LAC – Nick Novak 20-yard field goal, 0:06. Chargers 10–9. Drive: 12 plays, 49 yards, 2:36.

Third quarter

  • NYG – Roger Lewis 29-yard pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas kick), 6:46. Giants 16–10. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:10.
  • LAC – Hunter Henry 25-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 0:40. Chargers 17–16. Drive: 12 plays, 92 yards, 6:06.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 48-yard pass from Eli Manning (pass failed), 13:31. Giants 22–17. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:09.
  • LAC – Nick Novak 31-yard field goal, 4:50. Giants 22–20. Drive: 11 plays, 48 yards, 4:15.
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 10-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 2:58. Chargers 27–22. Drive: 3 plays, 11 yards, 0:48.

Top passers

  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 21/44, 258 yards, 3 TD, INT
  • NYG – Eli Manning – 21/36, 225 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 20 carries, 105 yards
  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa – 8 carries, 69 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 6 receptions, 58 yards, 2 TD
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. – 5 receptions, 97 yards, TD

Top tacklers

In a back-and-forth game against the Giants, the Chargers proved victorious after rallying to score 10 unanswered points to retake the lead. Four plays after Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a season-ending broken ankle, Philip Rivers delivered a 10-yard touchdown pass to Melvin Gordon with just under three minutes to go, and the Los Angeles defense prevented New York from responding. With the win, the Chargers earned their first win of the season, also snapping a 9-game losing streak that dated back to their previous season in San Diego.[7]

Week 6: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Six: Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 7 0 10

17

Raiders 7 3 0 6

16

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 54,685
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • SD – Melvin Gordon 1-yard run (Nick Novak kick), 1:44. Tied 7–7. Drive: 15 plays, 82 yards, 6:41.
  • OAK – Giorgio Tavecchio 44-yard field goal, 0:00. Raiders 10–7. Drive: 7 plays, 34 yards, 1:44.

Third quarter Fourth quarter

  • SD – Melvin Gordon 6-yard pass from Philip Rivers, (Nick Novak kick), 10:19. Chargers 14–10. Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 4:38.
  • OAK – Cordarrelle Patterson 47 yard run (kick failed), 7:51. Raiders 16–14. Drive: 4 plays, 65 yards, 2:28.
  • SD – Nick Novak 32-yard field goal, 0:00. Chargers 17–16. Drive: 11 plays, 78 yards, 4:09.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Week 7: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Seven: Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 0 0 0

0

Chargers 7 7 0 7

21

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

  • Date: October 22
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 90 °F (32 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 25,388
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Amanda Balionis
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • LAC – Travis Benjamin 42-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 5:42. Chargers 21–0. Drive: 10 plays, 92 yards, 6:53.

Top passers

  • DEN – Trevor Siemian – 25/35, 207 yards, INT
  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 15/26, 183 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • DEN – C. J. Anderson – 10 rushes, 44 yards
  • LAC – Austin Ekeler – 7 rushes, 38 yards, 1 receiving TD

Top receivers

Top tacklers

With their first home victory as the L.A. Chargers, Philip Rivers went 15/26 for 183 passing yard and 2 touchdowns, shutting out the Denver Broncos. It was their first home win in Los Angeles, since December 18, 1960.

Week 8: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Eight: Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 0 0 6

13

Patriots 0 15 3 3

21

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: October 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 65,878
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NE – Rob Gronkowski 2-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 14:56. Tied 7–7. Drive: 14 plays, 77 yards, 6:19.
  • NE – Travis Benjamin tackled in end zone by Brandon King for a safety, 9:08. Patriots 9–7.
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 25-yard field goal, 4:06. Patriots 12–7. Drive: 11 plays, 51 yards, 5:02.
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 36-yard field goal, 0:20. Patriots 15–7. Drive: 7 plays, 73 yards, 1:40.

Third quarter

  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 43-yard field goal, 5:25. Patriots 18–7. Drive: 12 plays, 52 yards, 5:27.

Fourth quarter

  • LAC – Travis Benjamin 24-yard pass from Philip Rivers (pass failed), 8:30. Patriots 18–13. Drive: 3 plays, 67 yards, 1:06.
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 26-yard field goal, 1:08. Patriots 21–13. Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards, 3:33.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Week 10: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Ten: Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 7 7 3

17

Jaguars 6 0 8 3

20

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

First quarter

  • JAX – Corey Grant 56-yard run (Josh Lambo kick), 0:34. Jaguars 6–0. Drive: 8 plays, 90 yards, 3:56.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • LAC – Austin Ekeler 22-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 10:37. Chargers 14–6. Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards, 3:23.
  • JAX – Marqise Lee 6-yard pass from Blake Bortles (Blake Bortles to Marqise Lee pass succeeded), 2:10. Tied 14–14. Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 4:12.

Fourth quarter

  • LAC – Nick Novak 50-yard field goal, 10:38. Chargers 17–14. Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 3:19.
  • JAX – Josh Lambo 34-yard field goal, 0:07. Tied 17–17. Drive: 6 plays, 36 yards, 0:53.

Overtime

  • JAX – Josh Lambo 30-yard field goal, 3:17. Jaguars 20–17. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:59.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • LAC – Austin Ekeler – 5 receptions, 77 yards, 2 TD
  • JAX – Allen Hurns – 7 receptions, 70 yards

Top tacklers

Week 11: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Eleven: Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 7 0 3 14

24

Chargers 10 27 10 7

54

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

Game information

First quarter

  • LAC – Korey Toomer 59-yard interception return (Nick Novak kick), 11:44. Chargers 7–0. Drive: 6 plays, 34 yards, 3:16.
  • BUF – LeSean McCoy 27-yard run (Stephen Hauschka kick), 9:02. Tied 7–7. Drive: 2 plays, 64 yards, 0:48.
  • LAC – Nick Novak 33-yard field goal, 3:57. Chargers 10–7. Drive: 12 plays, 59 yards, 5:05.

Second quarter

  • LAC – Keenan Allen 21-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 12:53. Chargers 17–7. Drive: 6 plays, 46 yards, 3:16.
  • LAC – Keenan Allen 2-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak kick), 10:32. Chargers 24–7. Drive: 4 plays, 15 yards, 2:11.
  • LAC – Nick Novak 28-yard field goal, 4:55. Chargers 27–7. Drive: 9 plays, 66 yards, 4:14.
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 10-yard run (Nick Novak kick), 1:09. Chargers 34–7. Drive: 5 plays, 57 yards, 2:37.
  • LAC – Nick Novak 39-yard field goal, 0:00. Chargers 37–7. Drive: 6 plays, 33 yards, 0:35.

Third quarter

  • LAC – Nick Novak 28-yard field goal, 10:21. Chargers 40–7. Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards, 4:39.
  • BUF – Stephen Hauschka 50-yard field goal, 7:34. Chargers 40–10. Drive: 8 plays, 46 yards, 2:47.
  • LAC – Melvin Ingram 39-yard fumble return (Nick Novak kick), 1:51. Chargers 47–10. Drive: 8 plays, 22 yards, 2:49.

Fourth quarter

  • BUF – LeSean McCoy 12-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor (Stephen Hauschka kick), 13:51. Chargers 47–17. Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards, 3:00.
  • LAC – Austin Ekeler 21-yard run (Nick Novak kick), 7:57. Chargers 54–17. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 5:54.
  • BUF – Tyrod Taylor 2-yard run (Stephen Hauschka kick), 4:49. Chargers 54–24. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:08.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The Chargers handily routed the Bills, partly thanks to Buffalo's now-infamous decision to start rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, who threw five interceptions to the Chargers defense in the first half alone before being pulled for previous starter Tyrod Taylor.[8] With the win, Los Angeles snapped its 2-game losing streak to improve to 4–6.

Week 12: at Dallas CowboysEdit

NFL on Thanksgiving Day

Week Twelve: Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 3 13 12

28

Cowboys 0 0 0 6

6

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • LAC – Nick Novak 22-yard field goal, 1:56. Chargers 3–0. Drive: 14 plays, 66 yards, 6:59.

Third quarter

  • LAC – Hunter Henry 3-yard pass from Philip Rivers (kick failed), 8:59. Chargers 9–0. Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 6:01.
  • LAC – Tyrell Williams 27-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Drew Kaser kick), 1:46. Chargers 16–0. Drive: 8 plays, 92 yards, 3:59.

Fourth quarter

  • DAL – Rod Smith 2-yard run (pass failed), 12:48. Chargers 16–6. Drive: 9 plays, 81 yards, 3:58.
  • LAC – Keenan Allen 42-yard pass from Philip Rivers (kick failed), 9:58. Chargers 22–6. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:50.
  • LAC – Desmond King 90-yard interception return (kick failed), 7:41. Chargers 28–6.

Top passers

  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 27/33, 434 yards, 3 TD
  • DAL – Dak Prescott – 20/27, 179 yards, 2 INT

Top rushers

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 21 carries, 65 yards
  • DAL – Rod Smith – 9 carries, 41 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • LAC – Keenan Allen – 11 receptions, 172 yards, TD
  • DAL – Jason Witten – 7 receptions, 44 yards

Top tacklers

Philip Rivers threw three touchdowns in the second half, and Dak Prescott threw two picks in the fourth quarter, one of which was returned 90 yards by rookie Desmond King for a touchdown, for a second straight win. With the win and the Chiefs losing on Sunday, the Chargers ended up one game out of first in the AFC West. This would be the first time since 2010 that the Chargers would wear the alternate powder blue jerseys introduced in 2007 against an NFC team.

Week 13: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Thirteen: Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 7 0 3

10

Chargers 0 9 10 0

19

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • LAC – Travis Coons 21-yard field goal, 9:03. Chargers 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 4:25.
  • LAC – Travis Coons 40-yard field goal, 3:45. Chargers 6–0. Drive: 7 plays, 38 yards, 3:29.
  • CLE – David Njoku 28-yard pass from DeShone Kizer (Zane Gonzalez kick), 1:55. Browns 7–6. Drive: 5 plays, 65 yards, 1:50.
  • LAC – Travis Coons 22-yard field goal, 0:00. Chargers 9–7. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 1:55.

Third quarter

  • LAC – Keenan Allen 7-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Travis Coons kick), 10:35. Chargers 16–7. Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 4:25.
  • LAC – Travis Coons 27-yard field goal, 1:02. Chargers 19–7. Drive: 12 plays, 66 yards, 7:03.

Fourth quarter

  • CLE – Zane Gonzalez 35-yard field goal, 12:03. Chargers 19–10. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards, 3:59.

Top passers

  • CLE – DeShone Kizer – 15/32, 215 yards, TD, INT
  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 31/43, 344 yards, TD

Top rushers

  • CLE – DeShone Kizer – 5 carries, 46 yards
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 19 carries, 77 yards

Top receivers

  • CLE – Josh Gordon – 4 receptions, 85 yards
  • LAC – Keenan Allen – 10 receptions, 105 yards, TD

Top tacklers

The Chargers, for the second straight year in a row, faced a winless Browns team. Former Browns kicker Travis Coons, signed off the Chargers' practice squad in place of an injured Nick Novak, kicked four field goals in the game. Keenan Allen caught a touchdown, and the defense forced two fourth-quarter turnovers to seal the game. With the win, along with the Chiefs' loss to the Jets earlier and the Raiders beating the Giants, the Chargers moved into a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West.

Week 14: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Fourteen: Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 6 0 7

13

Chargers 13 10 7 0

30

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

  • Date: December 10
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 25,393
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • LAC – Travis Coons 33-yard field goal, 9:53. Chargers 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 5:07.
  • LAC – Hunter Henry 8-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Travis Coons kick), 2:34. Chargers 10–0. Drive: 10 plays, 92 yards, 4:24.
  • LAC – Travis Coons 21-yard field goal, 0:03. Chargers 13–0. Drive: 6 plays, 26 yards, 2:19.

Second quarter

  • WAS – Vernon Davis 23-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (kick failed), 10:13. Chargers 13–6. Drive: 9 plays, 77 yards, 4:50.
  • LAC – Tyrell Williams 75-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Travis Coons kick), 10:02. Chargers 20–6. Drive: 1 plays, 75 yards, 0:11.
  • LAC – Travis Coons 36-yard field goal, 2:23. Chargers 23–6. Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 4:03.

Third quarter

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 1-yard run (Travis Coons kick), 6:17. Chargers 30–6. Drive: 3 plays, 55 yards, 1:29.

Fourth quarter

Top passers

  • WAS – Kirk Cousins – 14/27, 151 yards, TD, INT
  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 18/31, 319 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • WAS – Samaje Perine – 17 carries, 45 yards
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 22 carries, 78 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • WAS – Samaje Perine – 4 receptions, 7 yards
  • LAC – Keenan Allen – 6 receptions, 111 yards

Top tacklers

Week 15: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Fifteen: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 6 7 0

13

Chiefs 3 7 10 10

30

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

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  • Game time: 7:25 p.m. CST/5:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 53 °F (12 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 75,011
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (NFLN): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • KC – Harrison Butker 31-yard field goal, 0:01. Chiefs 3–0. Drive: 15 plays, 82 yards, 8:55.

Second quarter

  • KC – Tyreek Hill 64-yard pass from Alex Smith (Harrison Butker kick), 6:39. Chiefs 10–0. Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:50.
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 2-yard run (kick failed), 2:05. Chiefs 10–6. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:30.

Third quarter

  • LAC – Antonio Gates 10-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Travis Coons kick), 9:26. Chargers 13–10. Drive: 6 plays, 88 yards, 3:27.
  • KC – Kareem Hunt 3-yard pass from Alex Smith (Harrison Butker kick), 2:14. Chiefs 17–13. Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 7:13.
  • KC – Harrison Butker 24-yard field goal, 0:31. Chiefs 20–13. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 1:12.

Fourth quarter

  • KC – Harrison Butker 51-yard field goal, 11:04. Chiefs 23–13. Drive: 6 plays, 23 yards, 3:28.
  • KC – Kareem Hunt 5-yard run (Harrison Butker kick), 4:01. Chiefs 30–13. Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards, 4:26.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Week 16: at New York JetsEdit

Week Sixteen: Los Angeles Chargers at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 7 7 0

14

Jets 0 0 7 0

7

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 77,562
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • NYJ – Bilal Powell 57-yard run (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 10:00. Tied 7–7. Drive: 3 plays, 63 yards, 1:22.
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 1-yard run (Nick Rose kick), 4:57. Chargers 14–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 5:03.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Top passers

  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 22/40, 290 yards, TD
  • NYJ – Bryce Petty – 15/28, 119 yards, INT

Top rushers

  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 19 carries, 81 yards, TD
  • NYJ – Bilal Powell – 19 carries, 145 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • LAC – Robby Anderson – 5 receptions, 51 yards
  • NYJ – Antonio Gates – 6 receptions, 81 yards, TD

Top tacklers

Week 17: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Seventeen: Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 10 0 0

10

Chargers 0 20 10 0

30

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

  • Date: December 31
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), hazy
  • Game attendance: 25,430
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

S First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • LAC – Keenan Allen 27-yard fumble recovery (Nick Rose kick), 13:09. Chargers 7–0. Drive: 9 plays, 99 yards, 4:27.
  • OAK – Amari Cooper 87-yard pass from Derek Carr (Giorgio Tavecchio kick), 11:38. Tied 7–7. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:31.
  • OAK – Giorgio Tavecchio 40-yard field goal, 7:27. Raiders 10–7. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:06.
  • LAC – Tyrell Williams 56-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Rose kick), 5:12. Chargers 14–10. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:15.
  • LAC – Keenan Allen 6-yard pass from Philip Rivers (kick blocked), 0:24. Chargers 20–10. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 1:24.

Third quarter

  • LAC – Nick Rose 25-yard field goal, 10:39. Chargers 23–10. Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards, 4:21.
  • LAC – Travis Benjamin 62-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Rose kick), 0:53. Chargers 30–10. Drive: 9 plays, 82 yards, 4:50.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Top passers

  • OAK – Derek Carr – 19/28, 243 yards, TD, INT
  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 28/37, 387 yards, 3 TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • OAK – Seth Roberts – 5 receptions, 48 yards
  • LAC – Keenan Allen – 9 receptions, 133 yards, 1 TD

Top tacklers

  • OAK –
  • LAC –

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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  5. Wang, Jack (September 11, 2017). "Chargers’ comeback falls short as blocked field goal seals 24-21 loss to Broncos". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/11/chargers-comeback-falls-short-in-24-21-loss-to-broncos/.
  6. Sherman, Rodger (September 17, 2017). "This Time, the Missed Game-Winning Kick Is Younghoe Koo’s Fault". The Ringer. Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2017/9/17/16323842/younghoe-koo-missed-kick-chargers-dolphins.
  7. "Chargers vs. Giants - Game Recap - October 8, 2017 - ESPN" (in en). https://www.espn.com/nfl/recap?gameId=400951650.
  8. Rollins, Khadrice (November 19, 2017). "Bills' Nathan Peterman Benched For Tyrod Taylor After Five First-Half Interceptions". si.com. https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/11/19/nathan-peterman-interceptions-first-career-start-bills. Retrieved November 19, 2017.

External linksEdit

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