I may be the only one to think this, but Norv Turner is not an offensive genius. He's far from it.
San Diego led for most of the game, so Turner's calls didn't stand out. At least not to some. He's actually not a good decision maker at all. Two calls stood out the most to me: his decision to kick a 51-yard field goal and to run the ball on a 3rd-and -22.
Philip Rivers, after getting sacked on third down, was screaming at Norv Turner to punt the ball. Nick Novak, who struggles to be consistent anywhere on the field, is dreadful from long distance. Predictably, he came up short.
Luckily, the defense stopped Drew Brees on the short field, but it was the call that upset me. The run on 3rd-and-22 is typical Norv. He's "conservative." The run didn't do anything and they were still forced to punt. Why not pass it down the field and try to get the first? If nothing is open, throw it away and take the grounding penalty. Still results in a punt.
This goes without mentioning the lack of Ryan Mathews in this game.
Norv Turner is the biggest reason the Chargers AREN'T the best team in the NFL. Mark that down.