Norv Turner is still coaching the Chargers, perhaps to the chagrin of some fans, as San Diego pulled to 4-4 at the season's midpoint.
The Chargers were able to call off the dogs howling for Turner's job - at least for now - by beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-13 Thursday night.
San Diego rediscovered the end zone, took advantage of four more turnovers by the sad-sack Chiefs and snapped a three-game losing streak that had riled up the paying customers to the point that the Chargers needed corporate support to lift the local TV blackout. Still, there were an estimated 15,000 empty seats.
Half of San Diego's wins are against Kansas City (1-7). The Chiefs committed 10 of their NFL-high 29 turnovers in their two games against the Chargers.
San Diego has yet to beat a team with a winning record.