Chargers fire coach Norv Turner, GM A.J. Smith

Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers on the sidelines during a 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders to end a 6-10 season at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30, 2012 in San Diego, California. The next day, the Chargers fired Turner and general manager A.J. Smith after missing the playoffs for the third straight season. Coming after a season of stunning losses and increasing fan anger, the firings complete a startling fall for a team that won the AFC West from 2006-09. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

SAN DIEGO The San Diego Chargers have fired general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner after missing the playoffs for the third straight season.

Coming after a season of stunning come-from-ahead losses and increasing fan anger, the firings complete a startling fall for a team that won the AFC West from 2006-09.

The Chargers are the third team to fire Turner, who has an overall head coaching record of 114-122-1.

Despite having what was perceived as one of the NFL's most-talented rosters for several seasons, Smith and Turner never got the Chargers to the Super Bowl.

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