-KICKOFF COVERAGE’S: HISTORY OF THE 32 IN 32-
-SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-
CHARGERS WIN THE AFL WEST TITLE, LOSE TO THE BILLS IN THE AFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
Jan. 19 Lincoln is named MVP after gaining 121 yards in 14 carries as West defeats East 27-14 in front of 20,016 persons in AFL All-Star game in Balboa Stadium.
Jan. 29 AFL teams sign a five-year television contract with National Broadcasting Company for a record $36 million; the contract will commence with the 1965 season.
July 15 The Chargers open training camp at the TraveLodge in Escondido.
Oct. 3 The Chargers and New York Jets tied 17-17 before a record AFL crowd of 50,222 fans, 46,828 paid in New York’s Shea Stadium.
Nov. 26 A Balboa Stadium attendance record of 34,865 is set as Buffalo defeats San Diego 27-24 on Thanksgiving Day.
Dec. 6 The Chargers defeat the Jets 38-3 before 25,753 persons in Balboa Stadium to clinch their fourth AFL West title in five years.
Dec. 26 With wide receiver Lance Alworth out of the game with a knee injury and fullback Keith Lincoln sidelined in the first quarter with a fractured rib, the Chargers are beaten 20-7 in Buffalo for the AFL championship.