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Loss to Broncos leaves Chargers largely irrelevant

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's been a long time — 2003, to be exact — since the San Diego Chargers have been this irrelevant before Thanksgiving.

The Chargers (4-6) all but ceded the AFC West title to Peyton Manning and the Broncos by losing 30-23 at Denver on Sunday, leaving them with only a desperate shot at a wild card spot.

Quarterback Philip Rivers is under siege behind a shaky line every time he drops backs to pass and his turnovers continue at an alarming rate.

It seems almost a given that coach Norv Turner will be fired at season's end. Every loss, which magnifies glaring roster deficiencies, brings more calls for general manager A.J. Smith to go, as well.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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