But it turns out Norval was just getting us warmed up for his greatest job-saving trick ever.
With Sunday’s Tim Allen-grunt-inducing 34-24 win at Pittsburgh — the first in franchise history save the 1994 AFC Championship Game — San Diego mathematically stayed in the playoff hunt. And as we all know, no team fires a coach who brings them to the playoffs. Uh. Except for — well, never mind that point.
Here’s what the Chargers must have happen in order to save Norv’s job again.