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San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers are a National Football League team based in San Diego, California.

Founded: 1960 (charter AFL member)
Formerly known as: Los Angeles Chargers
Home stadium: Qualcomm Stadium[?] (formerly Jack Murphy Stadium)
Uniform colors: Navy blue, White, and yellow
Helmet design: A yellow and white lightning bolt on a blue helmet
League championships won: AFC Championship 1994

Franchise history

In 1960, the Chargers began AFL play in Los Angeles. The Chargers only spent one season in L.A. before moving to San Diego in 1961. The early AFL years of the San Diego Chargers were highlighted by the outstanding play of wide receiver Lance Alworth[?]. In his day, he set the professional football record of consecutive games with a reception.

In 1970, the San Diego Chargers settled into the AFC West division after the NFL merger with the AFL. 1979 marks a positive turning point for the Chargers franchise as quarterback Dan Fouts[?] sets an NFL record with his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game, in a game in which he threw for 303 yards against the Oakland Raiders. San Diego also clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years with a 35-0 victory against the New Orleans Saints. On Dec. 17, 1979, the Chargers defeat the Denver Broncos 17-7 for their first AFC West division title since the merger before a national Monday Night Football television audience and their home crowd.

In 1995, the San Diego Chargers made their first and only Super Bowl appearance against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX in Miami. The underdog Chargers lost to the 49ers, 49-26.

Players of note

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Not to be forgotten:

San Diego Chargers official web site (http://www.chargers.com/)

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