The San Diego Chargers were officially eliminated from the playoffs Sunday by losing to the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-20. It's a heartbreaking finish to a season that was once filled with hope.
Chargers coach Norv Turner called his group of players the most talented team he's had, and yet this team failed to do something that previous San Diego teams had done four consecutive times—make the playoffs.
Last season the Chargers were 13-3 and one of the elite teams in the NFL. This year they are 8-7 and need to beat the Denver Broncos next week just to finish with a winning record.
The Chargers are one of the league's most disappointing teams this season, but they aren't alone. Here are the 10 teams that have fallen the furthest from meeting expectations.