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Leonard Johnson was as surprised as anyone when Philip Rivers’ ill-advised pass wound up in his hands.

“The ball came right to me,” Tampa Bay’s rookie cornerback said Sunday. “I was just so excited. I grabbed it and just went to running.”

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay’s suddenly potent offense got some unexpected help in rolling to another high-scoring victory over Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.

The San Diego quarterback made a huge mistake on a fourth-quarter interception that led to a Tampa Bay touchdown in the Chargers’ 34-24 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

TAMPA, Fla. – After one of the most Norv-like losses in Norv history, San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner gazed into a pack of reporters and mumbled in his usual Norv-like way.

And then he snapped.

The San Diego quarterback starts to get frustrated, he throws some interceptions, gets more frustrated and forces some more mistakes to totally bury the Chargers. Then he usually caps off the day with some dismissive motion to coach Norv Turner on the sideline.

With 290 combined wins, 23 playoff victories and four Super Bowl appearances between them, few coaches have accomplished what the Eagles’ Andy Reid and ex-Seahawks and Packers coach Mike Holmgren have at the NFL level. Yet, should Reid fail to end up back in Philadelphia, both figures would be on the open market this offseason. Both Reid and Holmgren would be highly selective about any potential landing spots, according to those who have worked with them in the past, and the likelihood of either going to a team facing a full rebuild would be scant.

TAMPA, Fla. — He knew the pass was ill-advised and ill-fated as soon as it left his hand. He said so at the time, loud enough for players on the field and sideline to hear him.

Mike Scifres took the brunt of a blocked punt in the second quarter.

The Chargers punter absorbed a collision from Buccaneers linebacker Dekoda Watson, suffering an ankle injury to his right kicking leg.

The AFC West may get boring very quickly.

Week 10 of the NFL season brought some clarity in the division.

The Denver Broncos showed they are clearly the best team in the division, while the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders showed they are nowhere ready to make a playoff push

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