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Old 11-26-2012, 09:24 PM
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Default Top 10 Worst Losses of the Norv Turner Era

Since the Norv Turner era is ending shortly I thought i would come up with a list of the worst losses of the era. So heres my list of the 10 worst losses and their ranking (playoffs not included). Discuss.

10. Patriots 38 Chargers 14. 2007. Spygate revenge game.
Norv's first loss as our head coach. Wanting to avenge the 06 mccree game on national television and with spygate all over the news we think we have a chance to bury the team that defeated us in heartbreaking fashion. Brady picks apart our defense on the opening drive. our first offensive play is an INT, rivers would throw a pick 6 later in the half and before we know it, its 24-0 and we lose 38-14 and get embarrassed.

9. Lions 38 Chargers 10. 2011. Bad Christmas. With our season on the line and having control of our own destiny, the team comes out with a no show performance on offense and defense and gets quickly pounded. On the first play of the game Calvin Johnson catches a bomb for 46 yards and we never catch up, falling behind 24-0. Rivers completes the debacle by throwing a pick 6 from his own 5 yard line.

8. Raiders 35 Chargers 27. 2010. Special Teams Nightmare. We had beaten the raiders 13 straight times. Our first possession we go 3 and out and the punt gets blocked for the safety. 2nd possession down 5-0 we go 3 and out and the punt gets blocked for a TD. We turn the ball over 2 times in the redzone, yet still come back to take the lead, only to blow it. Down by 1 point and driving for the game winning FG, rivers gets sacked and the players stand around half heartedly going for the ball that gets returned for a TD and we lose.

7. Ravens 31 Chargers 26. 2009. Sproles up the gut. Before 4th and 29 there was 4th and 2. Down 21-13 at the end of the half norv decides to play it safe and kick a fg, outraging many. But it was just the appetizer. On 4th and 2 and driving for the win, norv calls for the up the gut to sproles. It fails. we lose. It did prompt this guy to make a video calling norv turner the worst coach in history...

6. Bengals 34 Chargers 20. 2010. No december run. Used to making the playoffs and december runs the chargers think they have nothing to worry about going against the 3-11 bengals in a must win game. Norv takes the ball instead of the wind on the first possession and runs a reverse which loses 19 yards. We are forced to punt into the wind and scifres pooches one for about 15 yards setting up the bengals first score of the game. Down 20-13 and the bengals facing a 3rd and long announcer gus johnson says this is the san diego season right here, lets see what theyre made of...well, palmer quick snaps our not ready defense and gets a 59 yard TD to bury us and end our season.

5. Ravens 16 Chargers 13 OT. 2012. 4th and 29. With a chance to make a wildcard push, the defense carries the offense for 3 and a half quarters. up by 3 with the game on the line, the chargers force a 4th and 29. The ravens just dump the ball off and wave the white flag but the defenders cant make the tackle quick enough and aided by a shoddy spot the ravens get the first down and tie the game. In OT, the offense moves nowhere and the inevitable occurs after almost 5 quarters of play.

4. Jets 27 Chargers 21. 2011. 2 minute nightmare. Revenge game for the 2009 playoffs and matching up against LT and Cromartie we start off with an explosive beginning. Up 4 midway through the 4th with a chance to add on, rivers throws behind Jackson and revis picks it and returns it deep into charger territory. This would be Kris Dielmans last play of his career. We blow the lead, but down 6 have one more chance. but rivers wastes over a minute of game time completing 2 passes for 7 yards before throwing the ball out of bounds on 4th down mouthing to the sideline after, "what down is it?"

3. Broncos 39 Chargers 38. 2008. The Hochuli Game. After falling behind 21-3 and 31-17 by the half aided by a Champ Bailey INT that was upheld because the video replay system wasnt working, the team looks hopeless. Led by Philip Rivers and darren sproles we come all the way back and take a 38-31 lead with a few minutes left. Denver drives the length of the field but Jay Cutler fumbles the ball trying to pass. Referee Ed Hochuli quickly blows the play dead as Tim Dobbins recovers the loose ball. With a 2nd chance, denver scores a TD and goes for 2 and converts that as well to win the game 39-38 and send us to an 0-2 hole.

2. Broncos 35 Chargers 24. 2012. Halftime Adjustments. We take a 24-0 lead into halftime where everything goes right (including Quentin Jammer's first TD). After a quick score by denver to start the 2nd half we are poised to take a huge lead on an impressive clock eating drive, but then rivers gets sacked, fumbles and the broncos score a TD. we later let the broncos convert on a 3rd and 16 and rivers throws 3 4th quarter INTs and 1 more fumble to become the first team in history to blow a 24 point lead and lose by double digits.

1. Chiefs 23 Chargers 20 OT 2011. Worst Day Ever. The chargers turn the ball over 4 times, Antonio Gates gets called for Offensive Pass interference negating a TD pass, nick novak misses a FG. We are down the whole game but Curtis Brinkley takes over the 4th quarter and we tie the game midway through the 4th. We get the ball back and methodically drive down the field for the game winning FG. With one play left to down the ball and center it for our kicker, Rivers fumbles the snap and the chiefs recover. In OT we go 3 and out and the chiefs convert a 3rd and 14 to set up their own game winning FG as Rivers is seen on the sideline telling himself its the worst day ever.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:34 PM
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Fair assessment.... Excellent work!

Fire Norv!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:35 PM
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Another Norv sucks thread.

Just in the nick of time, too. Whew!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:37 PM
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You're getting closer.... click here for the next clue....

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 PM
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Did not read.

Why would I want to go back and relive all the pain, just for the sake of . . .. . well, nothing?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:43 PM
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I hate how accurate this thread is.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by WootMonkey View Post
I hate how accurate this thread is.
A nice little stroll down memory lane
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:56 PM
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This was amazing. It really laid out the pain and suffering in a whole new way. I'm not being sarcastic, thank you for the somber laugh.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:58 PM
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I'm surprised the playoff game against the Steelers wasn't put in here.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:06 PM
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We're all masochists...
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