Originally posted on NBC San Diego  |  Last updated 1/2/12

ATLANTA - AUGUST 29: Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers watches the play on the field during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on August 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons beat the Chargers 27-24. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
So, what does Dean Spanos do now? The final whistle Sunday to the San Diego Chargers season-finale win doubled as the offseason's starting pistol, turning all eyes to the team president. Spanos is expected, likely sometime toward the middle of the week, to announce the job statuses of coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, who've drifted into hot water with playoff absences the past two years. A locker room in emphatic support of Turner provided a fitting final impression, bouncing the Oakland Raiders from the playoffs with a dominant offensive effort, keyed by a four-play, 99-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter in a 38-26 road win. The inspired victory did a few things. It snapped a three-game losing streak to the Bay Area rival, secured the No. 18 spot in April's draft, and extended, with 406 points, the franchise's NFL record for most consecutive 400-point seasons to eight. It also set a franchise record with eight straight years without a losing record. But wha...
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