The season is essentially over. Norv Turner's exit is now all but assured. However, this team (and the quarterback especially) look to be damaged beyond repair. The only thing they will be playing for down the stretch will be their own jobs.
On the same field where Philip Rivers first showed he could lead a team back (2006), he sputtered beyond belief. Some may blame the offensive line, but Rivers has been regressing for quite some time now.
Here are three key players whose future in San Diego will be decided by their play. I think you can already guess the first one.