The Chargers find themselves back at Square One, looking down at the Chiefs, but up at the Raiders, and Broncos. They found a similar fate last year as well, with a December collapse dashing their playoff hopes.
Who's to blame for this?
Philip Rivers has been playing uninspiring football ever since he lost to the Jets, Although his team has won back to back games, they were against losing teams.
Rivers hasn't won a game against a winning team since, well, ever this year. And with three games against the Ravens, Lions, and Raiders, expect three more losses to come very quickly. San Diego should start looking for a replacement. Robert Griffin, perhaps?
Norv Turner has gone from being a well-respected coach for turning the Chargers around, to a frequent Hot Seat topic. Though he isn't the one putting on pads and a jersey, he might as well be, as he controls this team.
If the Chargers lose two out of those three games, expect his seat to burst into flames.
In addition, Malcolm Floyd is invisible, Ryan Mathews isn't becoming the new LaDainian Tomlinson yet, Antonio Gates is aging, and the defense, with the exception of Eric Weddle, is very slippery.
And let's not forget Nick Novak, who pretty much summarized how he feels about this through one golden stream.