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The San Diego Chargers are without leading rusher Ryan Mathews for their season finale against the Oakland Raiders.
Mathews is sitting out Sunday's game with a calf injury. He finishes the season with 1,091 yards rushing.
The Chargers do have wide receiver Vincent Jackson active. His status was in question because of a groin injury.
The Raiders are also with two running backs as Darren McFadden is missing his ninth straight game with a right foot injury and Taiwan Jones sits out his sixth straight game with a hamstring injury.
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Chargers head coach Norv Turner will be fired sometime next week, meaning Sunday's game in Oakland will be his last with the team, the San Diego Union Tribune reported Saturday.
Sources familiar with team president Dean Spanos' thinking told the newspaper that Spanos feels he has no choice but to make a change after the team lost six games in a row mid-season.
Although Turner has had moderate success in San Diego, after a dissatisfying 2011, the Chargers should realize now that Norv Turner is no longer the man who will win the franchise’s first Super Bowl.
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While their late-season surge was not enough to get them to the playoffs, the Chargers at least had the satisfaction of ending Oakland's season with a 38-26 win on the road.
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Chargers coach Norv Turner, as MDS pointed out earlier this morning, still enjoys the support of his players. But Norv’s players don’t make the hiring and firing decisions, even though their collective performance is likely getting the current guy fired and a new one hired. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Turner…
The Chargers are not a democracy, but a dictatorship. You don’t have a vote. I don’t have a vote. Philip Rivers doesn’t have a vote. Chuck Norris has a vote, but he chooses to abstain.
Norv Turner walked around the San Diego Chargers' locker room, all smiles, thanking players for the effort and congratulating them for finishing strong.