Chargers History

Top 10 Chargers moments in San Diego Stadium History

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 20: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers waves to fans after the San Diego Chargers defeated the Miami Dolphins 30-14 at Qualcomm Stadium on December 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 20: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers waves to fans after the San Diego Chargers defeated the Miami Dolphins 30-14 at Qualcomm Stadium on December 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kirby Lee/NFLPhotoLibrary)
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Best Chargers moments at San Diego Stadium: 8. 8-0 regular-season home record in 2006

In the 2006 season, the Chargers went a franchise-best 14-2. This was largely in part to the Chargers posting an 8-0 regular-season record at Qualcomm Stadium that year, the only undefeated home regular season in the Stadium’s history.

They defeated the Titans, Steelers, Rams, Browns, Raiders, Broncos, Chiefs, and Cardinals at home in 2006. They won all of these games by at least seven points, and only the Raiders, Browns, and Cardinals were beaten by single digit margins.

In their eight regular-season home games in 2006, they scored 249 points while only giving up 132 points. They scored over 20 points in every home game and never allowed over 25 points all season at Qualcomm Stadium.

Sadly, this success could not be continued in their lone home playoff game that year, which was a brutal 24-21 loss to the Patriots. In that game the Chargers were in a position to win the game, as defensive back Marlon McCree intercepted Patriots QB Tom Brady late in the fourth quarter with a 21-13 lead.

But he fumbled the ball on the play, giving the Patriots a fresh set of downs. They took this opportunity to tie the game and eventually win it after Nate Kaeding failed to make the game-tying field goal.

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