San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner watches as the Chargers play the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- 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.