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The San Diego Chargers say they have sold enough tickets to lift the local blackout for Sunday's season-finale against the rival Oakland Raiders.
The sellout snaps a string of three straight blackouts for the Chargers, who will miss the playoffs for the third straight season. Overall, the Chargers had four games blacked out this year.
The sellout is likely due to interest by Raiders fans in seeing their team's only Southern California appearance of the season.
San Diego is 6-9 and the Raiders are 4-11.
San Diego is expected to fire coach Norv Turner and likely general manager A.J. Smith.
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They'll end there.
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The Chargers sold enough tickets to Sunday's season finale against the Raiders for the game to be locally televised. It is the first time since Nov. 1 the team avoided a blackout, snapping a streak of three straight.
San Diego finishes the season with four blackouts, coming against the Falcons, Bengals, Ravens and Panthers.
On Nov. 1, a primetime game against the Chiefs...
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The Norv Turner era could be coming to an end as a result.
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San Diego Chargers punt returner Michael Spurlock earned weekly honors for their performances during play in Week 16.
In the Chargers' 27-17 victory over the New York Jets, Spurlock returned a punt for a 63-yard touchdown. On the day, he totaled 107 yards on four punts and also added 66 yards returning on four kickoffs.
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Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports that the Jets have interest in both Chargers current head coach Norv Turner and former Ravens OC Cam Cameron as potential replacements for offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
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