The San Diego Chargers beat Kansas City, which in itself should have been a forgone conclusion, but what was less certain was whether Norv Turner's head coaching job would be secure for the remainder of the 2012 season. Perhaps he would not have been fired even in his Chargers had lost to KC, but now that they did manage to beat one of the worst teams in the NFL, the decision to replace Norv is on the back burner for another week.
Many people in the know, or who at least claim to be, say that he will make it to the end of the 2012 season regardless of how the team plays in November and December. Frankly, there is little to be gained by changing out head coaches half-way through a season. It is a big disruption and does little to help the team and certainly makes a changeover more difficult for the new guy.
The Chargers have been one of my favorite teams to watch since the Dan Fouts years, but they really haven't lived up to their potential for many years. They have come close a couple of times, but this team needs a kick to the pants if they are going to regain the premier franchise label that was once applied to them. Hell they don't even have any NFL competition for hundreds of miles around. Phoenix? Nah. The 49ers and even the Raiders are pulling fans away from the Chargers.