Every season, pivotal games seem to make or break a team's season. Last year, the Chargers had two major collapses in a row that ultimately cost them their season.
In Week 5, the Chargers visited the Saints in New Orleans and had a 24-14 advantage after an early touchdown at the beginning of the second half. San Diego then allowed the Saints to score 17 unanswered points to win the game.
One week later, the Chargers fell apart once again at home. Going into halftime against the Broncos, San Diego led 24-0, but in the second half, Denver scored 35 unanswered points to win the game—35!
Those two games proved to be the most pivotal in San Diego's failure of a season. The Chargers literally lost to the Browns in their next game 7-6. It doesn't get much worse than that.
Enough of that, Norv Turner is gone. 2013 is a new year. Luckily, the Chargers have the second easiest schedule in the league.
Here are the five most pivotal games of 2013.