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  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 11:05 AM - 1:05 PM PST Countdown to Kickoff

    The official San Diego Chargers pre-game show.

  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 1:05 PM - 4:05 PM PST Rams @ Chargers The Rams come to Qualcomm to face off against the Chargers.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 4:05 PM - 5:30 PM PST Post-Game Show The official San Diego Chargers post-game show with exclusive interviews with Mike McCoy, Chargers players, phone calls and comments breaking down the game.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM PST Chargers Blood Drive

    The Chargers and the San Diego Blood Bank are gearing up once again for one of the community’s longest running and most successful life-saving events of the year; Chargers Blood Drive XXXVI.

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST Countdown to Kickoff

    The official San Diego Chargers pre-game show.

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST Chargers @ Ravens The Chargers head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST Post-Game Show The official San Diego Chargers post-game show with exclusive interviews with Mike McCoy, Chargers players, phone calls and comments breaking down the game.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST Countdown to Kickoff

    The official San Diego Chargers pre-game show.

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST Patriots @ Chargers The Chargers welcome the Patriots to Qualcomm Stadium.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM PST Post-Game Show The official San Diego Chargers post-game show with exclusive interviews with Mike McCoy, Chargers players, phone calls and comments breaking down the game.

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The San Diego Chargers can trace their lineage to August 1959, when Barron Hilton met with representatives from five other cities to discuss a proposed football league, which later became known as the American Football League (AFL).

The AFL began in 1960 with eight teams, including Hilton's
Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos, Dallas Texans, Oakland Raiders, New York Titans, Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills and the Boston Patriots.

After moving to San Diego in 1961, the Chargers went on to play nine more years in the AFL. In all, the Bolts reached the AFL playoffs five times and the AFL Championship four times. They won the AFL Championship in 1963 when they beat the Boston Patriots 51-10 before 30,127 fans at Balboa Stadium.

The AFL and the National Football League (NFL) merged before the 1970 season, and in 34 years since then, the Chargers have made seven trips to the playoffs and three appearances in the AFC Championship game. At the end of the 1994 season, the Chargers faced the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX and fell 49-26.

The Chargers have six players and one coach enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio: wide receiver Lance Alworth (1962-1970), quarterback Dan Fouts (1973-1987), head coach/general manager Sid Gillman (1960-69, 1971), wide receiver Charlie Joiner (1976-1986), offensive lineman Ron Mix (1960-69), tight end Kellen Winslow (1979-1987) and defensive end Fred Dean (1975-81).

Learn more about the team by viewing the Bolts' All-time Roster, Chargers Hall of Fame members, Franchise Chronology, Team Records, Head-coaching List and the Evolution of their uniform.