Pulling together, Chargers pull upset
PITTSBURGH — Norv Turner looked nothing like a man who is expected to be fired at the end of the season. His Chargers played nothing like a team that had won once since September.
And the Steelers, the current No. 6 seed in the AFC, looked nothing like a playoff team.
Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and San Diego snapped a four-game losing streak with a shocker: its first win in Pittsburgh in 15 regular-season tries.
"They hung together, and I think that starts because they care about each other," Turner said of his players. "They play for each other. They've not been distracted by a lot of the things going on outside and continued to prepare."
Pittsburgh struggled despite QB Ben Roethlisberger's return.
"We got whupped," Pittsburgh linebacker Larry Foote said.