The San Diego Union-Tribune reported earlier this week that the Norv Turner Errora will come to a close at the end of yet another disappointing season for the Chargers.
But it turns out Norval was just getting us warmed up for his greatest job-saving trick ever.
With Sunday’s Tim Allen-grunt-inducing 34-24 win at Pittsburgh — the first in franchise history save the 1994 AFC Championship Game — San Diego mathematically stayed in the playoff hunt. And as we all know, no team fires a coach who brings them to the playoffs. Uh. Except for — well, never mind that point.
Here’s what the Chargers must have happen in order to save Norv’s job again.
- Win out. The Chargers close with the Panthers at home, Jets on the road and then the Raiders at home. All of these games are eminently winnable. Of course, because this is a Norv Turner-coached team, they are also eminently losable.
- Get the right help. The Norv Turner Playoff Express is dependent on the Bengals and Steelers both finishing 8-8...