Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

All but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for the third straight season, odds are pretty good the Chargers (4-8) will clinch a losing record Sunday. They play at Pittsburgh, where they’re 0-14 in regular-season games, and the Steelers (7-5) have beaten both the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. Plus, the Chargers have yet to beat a team with a winning record this season.

Tijuana Xolos 3, San Diego Chargers 1.

For those scoring at home, that’s the number of times San Diego Mayor Bob Filner mentioned each team during his inaugural speech Monday.

It was an indication that Mexico’s newly-crowned championship soccer team’s following on this side of the border has grown — and that Filner may promote the border region better than any San Diego mayor in years.

Norv Turner and the San Diego Chargers have just four games left in his sixth season as coach. The way things are going though, Turner may only have four games left in San Diego completely. Another week has now gone by, and that includes another loss and another blown fourth quarter lead.

Five weeks ago, Danario Alexander was an afterthought for Chargers fans and fantasy owners alike. A transaction that excited no one.

Today, it’s fair to say Alexander is the best offensive weapon the Bolts have to offer and a waiver wire gem in the fantasy world. He’s owned in 84 percent of CBS leagues, but only 27 percent of ESPN leagues. That’s insanely low.

The Chargers haven’t been mathematically eliminated from the postseason, but for all intents and purposes, players and coaches are playing for jobs at this point. Norv Turner’s fate is likely sealed, but in the final month of the season, injuries will pave the way for some youngsters to show what’s in store for San Diego’s future.

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