Week 1, 1989

played in Denver, CO

56 degrees, rain, 2 mph wind

San Diego Chargers01070-17
Denver Broncos6090-15

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:19 DEN - David Treadwell 26 field goal
1Q: 00:01 DEN - David Treadwell 27 field goal
2Q: 11:26 SDO - Alfred Rhem 24 field goal
2Q: 01:58 SDO - Tony Martin 8 pass from Boomer Esiason (Alfred Rhem extra point)
3Q: 11:16 DEN - David Treadwell 27 field goal
3Q: 07:43 SDO - Jon Francis 2 run (Alfred Rhem extra point)
3Q: 03:40 DEN - Allen Pinkett 3 run (Jeff Carlson pass for conversion failed)

Team StatisticsSDODEN
Record1-00-1
First Downs2320
- by Rushing116
- by Passing1210
- by Penalty04
Total Net Yards388316
- Offensive Plays6661
- Yards per Play5.885.18
Net Rushing Yards177111
- Rushing Attempts3624
- Yards per Rush4.924.63
Net Passing Yards211205
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt30 - 19 - 036 - 24 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards211208
- Sacks/Yards Lost0/01/3
- Yards per Pass Play7.035.54
Fumbles/Lost2/20/0
3rd Down Conversions10/152/12
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down5.08.1
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards5/353/25
Punt Returns/Yards4/390/0
Kick Returns/Yards2/581/24
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/01/0
Red Zone Visits44
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/11/3
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 25
Time of Possession30:3929:21

Drive Charts

San Diego Chargers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:02OWN 25449Fumble
17:133:17OWN 25929Punt
215:003:40OWN 25868Field Goal
29:421:50OWN 39418Punt
25:574:10OWN 181082Touchdown
311:083:36OWN 48652Touchdown
34:340:07OWN 2011Fumble
33:324:22OWN 30833Punt
412:131:17OWN 3838Punt
46:486:48OWN 371348Game
Denver Broncos
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:585:45OWN 261165Field Goal
13:563:56OWN 61084Field Goal
211:201:38OWN 3233Punt
27:521:55OWN 20516Punt
21:471:47OWN 25611Half
315:003:52OWN 25765Field Goal
37:322:58OWN 25625Punt
34:270:55OPP 21321Touchdown
414:101:57OWN 2034Punt
410:564:08OWN 1832Punt

Game MVP: Boomer Esiason, San Diego Chargers

Rushing Statistics

San DiegoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Caleb Jones14966.863130
RB Jon Francis11403.642011
RB Ronnie Harmon9414.561210
QB Boomer Esiason1-1-1.00-100
FB Tony Paige111.00100
DenverAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Paul Palmer17794.653440
RB Allen Pinkett4153.75801
QB Jeff Carlson3175.671010

Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Boomer Esiason30192110/0139095.2
DenverAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jeff Carlson2313980/0019066.9
Doug Williams13111101/30250101.9

Receiving Statistics

San DiegoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Cornell Burbage6117111.8325210
TE Brian Kinchen34124.00060
WR Tony Martin333110.333131
TE Jay Novacek22147.0015140
WR Steve Griffin262010.004100
RB Ronnie Harmon113939.0034390
RB Jon Francis112222.0017220
RB Caleb Jones1222.00020
DenverCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Travis McNeal56244.802120
WR Tim Brown48246.002160
RB Paul Palmer34237.6714110
WR John Kolesr364715.677210
WR Lawyer Tillman34299.6722250
WR John Ford344214.0016190
RB Allen Pinkett22136.501130
TE Darren Flutie1166.00060
RB Gaston Green0100.00000

Interception Statistics

San DiegoIntsYardsAvgTD
DenverIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

San DiegoFumbRecovForceTD
RB Ronnie Harmon1000
RB Caleb Jones1000
DenverFumbRecovForceTD
DT Tim Johnson0210
ILB Clifton King0010

Punting Statistics

San DiegoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Teltschik417343.333.3532
DenverPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Fulhage522945.834.0501

Kicking Statistics

San DiegoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Alfred Rhem1/10/00/0242/2
DenverFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
David Treadwell3/30/00/0270/0

Punt Return Statistics

San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Ernest Gibson4399.80
DenverRetYardsAvgTD

Kick Return Statistics

San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Ernest Gibson13737.00
Ronnie Harmon12121.00
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Tim Brown12424.00

Defensive Statistics

San DiegoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Jamie Kimmel801.02326
S Terry Hoage650.02326
ILB Winston Moss620.02436
CB Ernest Gibson510.02132
DT Ben Thomas330.01923
S Michael Mayes320.02436
DT Chris Gannon310.01823
CB Bo Orlando310.02436
DE Danny Stubbs210.02030
DE Jaylen Zordich200.02326
DT Dean Hamel200.0818
OLB June James200.01321
DE Tom Gibson200.0719
CB Donte Gomez120.0417
DenverTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Clifton King1140.03521
OLB Scott Stephen730.03630
DE Leslie O'Neal500.03629
DT Tim Johnson420.03322
S Carnell Lake410.03222
OLB Troy Johnson400.02826
S George Streeter320.03220
DE Matt Brock310.02917
DE Ron Holmes200.098
S Robert Moore200.0610
OLB John Roper200.056
CB Deion Sanders200.03129
CB Chris Hale120.03230
OLB Jerry Leggett110.01312
DE Willie Griffin100.056

Pass Rush Statistics

San DiegoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Jamie Kimmel1.000026
DT Chris Gannon0.011023
DT Dean Hamel0.010018
DE Jaylen Zordich0.001026
DenverSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Matt Brock0.002017
DE Leslie O'Neal0.001129
DE Ron Holmes0.00108

Pass Defense Statistics

San DiegoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Ernest Gibson51032
ILB Winston Moss51036
OLB Jamie Kimmel30026
S Michael Mayes30036
OLB June James20021
CB Bo Orlando20036
S Terry Hoage10026
DT Dean Hamel10018
DE Tom Gibson10019
DT Chris Gannon10023
DenverCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Scott Stephen61030
CB Deion Sanders30029
ILB Clifton King20021
S George Streeter20020
CB Chris Hale12030
S Robert Moore10010
OLB Troy Johnson10026
OLB John Roper1006
OLB Jerry Leggett10012
S Carnell Lake10022
CB Delton Hall0109

Blocking Statistics

San DiegoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Todd Kalis58036030
G Rob Fada57036030
C Rob Monaco312236030
T Philip Wyss24036030
TE Jay Novacek11016013
T Kevin Haverdink03036030
DenverKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Steve Trapilo34024037
C Kirk Lowdermilk24024037
T Lomas Brown23024137
G Reggie Singletary16024037
T Bruce Armstrong03024037
TE Darren Flutie01024032
TE Travis McNeal0109015

Special Teams Tackles

San DiegoTacklesSTPlays
Jay Novacek119
DenverTacklesSTPlays
Tim Johnson410
Tim Brown114
Paul Palmer112

Participation

San DiegoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Winston Moss------24362181
G Rob Fada3630------571
T Philip Wyss3630------571
G Todd Kalis3630------571
T Kevin Haverdink3630------571
OLB Jamie Kimmel------23261968
TE Brian Kinchen3327------868
CB Bo Orlando------2436868
QB Boomer Esiason3630---------66
CB Ernest Gibson------21321366
C Rob Monaco3630---------66
WR Cornell Burbage3530------166
S Michael Mayes------2436363
WR Tony Martin3127---------58
DE Danny Stubbs------2030353
S Terry Hoage------2326251
WR Steve Griffin2115------1551
DE Jaylen Zordich------2326150
TE Jay Novacek1613------1948
DT Chris Gannon------1823344
DT Ben Thomas------1923143
OLB June James------1321842
CB Chet Brooks------11141439
RB Ronnie Harmon1013------1437
FB Tony Paige711------1533
DT Dean Hamel------818632
S Tom Flynn------1121528
DE Tom Gibson------719228
RB Caleb Jones1410---------24
CB Donte Gomez------417223
RB Jon Francis113------519
DT Albert Goss------19111
WR Jeff James00------88
C Collin Bailen00------55
K Alfred Rhem00------55
P John Teltschik00------44
TE Norris Brown20---------2
OLB Steve Forch------02---2
QB John Witkowski00------11
ILB Fernando Shields------01---1
WR Mike Alexander01---------1
G Mike Haight00---------0
T Jeff Walker00---------0
G Pat Tomberlin00---------0
T Derrell Marshall00---------0
DenverRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Troy Johnson------28261872
T Lomas Brown2437------869
G Reggie Singletary2437------869
G Steve Trapilo2437------869
T Bruce Armstrong2437------869
WR Tim Brown2134------1469
OLB Scott Stephen------3630268
CB Chris Hale------3230567
DE Leslie O'Neal------3629166
DT Tim Johnson------33221065
ILB Clifton King------3521864
C Kirk Lowdermilk2437---------61
RB Paul Palmer2029------1261
CB Deion Sanders------3129161
TE Darren Flutie2432------157
S Carnell Lake------3222---54
S George Streeter------3220---52
DE Matt Brock------2917---46
WR John Kolesr1017------1643
QB Jeff Carlson1723---------40
RB Allen Pinkett710------2138
CB Ed Berry------10111435
WR Lawyer Tillman1218------131
WR John Ford1219---------31
S Robert Moore------6101430
CB Anthony Parker------148426
OLB Jerry Leggett------1312---25
TE Travis McNeal915---------24
TE Donald Schroeder12------2023
DE Ron Holmes------98522
QB Doug Williams714---------21
CB Delton Hall------59519
DT Pete Curkendall------48517
RB Gaston Green48---------12
DE Willie Griffin------56112
OLB John Roper------56---11
P Scott Fulhage00------88
WR Leland Everett00------88
C Trevor Benton00------88
K David Treadwell00------88
OLB LaSalle Harper------16---7
QB Enrique Mickelson01---------1
G Ralph Tamm00---------0
T Nicholas Benson00---------0
DT Harvey Wright------00---0
OLB Victor Woods------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left46215.5
Middle19583.1
Right12584.8
None1-1-1.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4246.0
Middle15614.1
Right5265.2
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Boomer Esiason30193214410
DenverAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jeff Carlson23130232100
Doug Williams13112010100

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)647712.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)137866.6
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen54255.0
Short (0-8 Yds)2014884.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)869511.9
Long (19+ Yds)3000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Cornell Burbage116071130
WR Steve Griffin62020015
TE Brian Kinchen43112027
WR Tony Martin33031027
TE Jay Novacek22014013
RB Caleb Jones2102010
RB Ronnie Harmon11039113
RB Jon Francis1102213
DenverTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Tim Brown84124034
TE Travis McNeal65124015
WR John Kolesr63147117
RB Paul Palmer43023029
WR Lawyer Tillman43029118
WR John Ford43042019
RB Allen Pinkett22013010
RB Gaston Green101008
TE Darren Flutie1106032

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

San DiegoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Ronnie Harmon221.004.56
RB Jon Francis221.003.64
QB Boomer Esiason1-1-1.00-1.00
RB Caleb Jones1-1-1.006.86
DenverAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Paul Palmer310.334.65
RB Allen Pinkett133.003.75

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Boomer Esiason54255.007.03
DenverAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Doug Williams33124.008.46
Jeff Carlson2121.004.26

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Cornell Burbage2131.506.45
WR Steve Griffin111010.003.33
TE Brian Kinchen1144.003.00
WR Tony Martin1188.0010.33
DenverTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Travis McNeal2252.504.00
RB Paul Palmer1166.005.75
WR Tim Brown1133.003.00
WR John Ford1000.0010.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

San DiegoRushesConversions
RB Ronnie Harmon33
RB Jon Francis11
RB Caleb Jones11
DenverRushesConversions
QB Jeff Carlson10

Third Down Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompConversions
Boomer Esiason1065
DenverAttCompConversions
Jeff Carlson730
Doug Williams442

Third Down Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargCatchConversions
WR Cornell Burbage754
RB Ronnie Harmon111
WR Steve Griffin100
TE Brian Kinchen100
DenverTargCatchConversions
WR Tim Brown430
WR John Kolesr311
WR John Ford211
RB Paul Palmer110
TE Travis McNeal110

SectionAttendance
Stadium34,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck9,400 (21,400)
End Zone6,700 (15,400)
Mezzanine4,200 (8,900)
Sideline Seats6,800 (13,600)
Club Seats3,900 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,000 (3,300)