Originally posted on NBC San Diego  |  Last updated 12/19/11

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers looks on during the game with the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Seahawks won 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Norv Turner stood strong behind the San Diego Chargers media podium Sunday night, wearing an all-business expression while discussing the short week ahead. Game plan. Practice. Thursday flight to Detroit. Face a talented team on Christmas Eve. Then he was asked what this roller-coaster season has been like, and the head coach caved with a smile. “For me?” Turner said with a pause, about to break a quiet room into laughter. “It's been a ball.” The resilient Chargers and their coach are back from the dead of a six-game losing streak, shocking the stout Baltimore Ravens 34-14 at Snapdragon Stadium in the latest emphatic victory from the latest December surge. The Chargers have outscored opponents 109-38 during a three-game winning streak that has them one game back in the double-dipped race for an AFC West title or wild-card berth. Three weeks ago, their season teetered on the brink. Their head coach seemed, like their playoff chances, all but finished. Their general manager, given dra...
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