Chargers vs. Broncos: San Diego's Biggest Winners and Losers from NFL Week 11

Alex Ramirez@@alexramirez127Correspondent INovember 18, 2012

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 18:  Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers leads his team against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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What has happened in San Diego? Where are the talented and offensively strong Chargers we're so used to seeing?

It's pretty safe to say that an era is over. An era of dominating the AFC West and posing a threat to any team in the league is over. We've all witnessed a complete destruction of an extremely powerful football team over the past three years.

 

Winners: Danario Alexander, Eric Weddle and John Pagano.

Danario Alexander has been the best player for the Chargers since joining the team. On Sunday against the Broncos, Alexander had 96 yards and two touchdowns. He's the only receiver that Philip Rivers seems to trust.

Eric Weddle continues to develop as the league's best safety. He'll most definitely make the Pro Bowl and may be an All-Pro once again this season. Against the Broncos on Sunday, Weddle scored on a pick-six for the third time in his career.

Although they gave up 30 points, the Chargers defense has done a terrific job this season. They have made plays all over the field this season and it's all because of John Pagano.

 

Losers: Norv Turner, the entire offensive line except Nick Hardwick and A.J. Smith.

It's seriously an understatement when I say this team is awful. The final score may have been 30-23, but it was only because San Diego started scoring in dead time.

Philip Rivers is under pressure every play. I'm not so sure that any player on the Chargers offensive line, besides Nick Hardwick, would start for any other team in the NFL.

Norv Turner will be fired at the end of the season, there's no doubt about it, but will A.J. Smith be fired as well? Dean Spanos and Smith have a great relationship, so it's a tossup. Bottom line, Smith should be fired. Spanos must change everything or sell the team.

At the end of the day, the biggest losers are the fans, but it seems the Chargers organization does not care. They have made it clear nothing will change until after the season.