Greatest offenses in LA Chargers’ history: 3. 2009
The 13-3 2009 Chargers were the last truly great Chargers team that we saw until the 2018 team that went 12-4 and made it to the AFC Divisional Round. While Norv Turner does not get a lot of love from Charger fans, this was one of the best offenses in team history despite him.
This Chargers team ranks fourth in franchise history in total points but ranked just fourth in the league that season with 27.9 points per game. With 5,761 total offensive yards, the Chargers only ranked 10th in total yards that season as well.
However, this team was really efficient in not turning the ball over and had some fantastic playmakers on the offensive side of the football. The Chargers committed just 17 turnovers this season, which was good enough for the second-fewest in the league.
This was the only season in Philip Rivers’ career where he had at least 4,000 passing yards and fewer than 10 interceptions. This team also had LT, although he was not the same LT and only had 730 rushing yards in 14 games (but had 12 touchdowns), and Darren Sproles, who became a big fan-favorite.
Gates was a Pro Bowler and Rivers had some fantastic receivers including the likes of Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd.
Unfortunately, this team laid an egg against the Mark Sanchez-led New York Jets in the AFC Divisional Round.