SAN DIEGO -- If anything beneficial came out of the San Diego Chargers
’ early-season stumbles in 2010, it was that the team that always seemed to be living dangerously had finally learned its lesson.
Starting slow can catch up to a team. In the three previous seasons under coach Norv Turner, the Chargers overcame slow starts with torrid finishes that resulted in AFC West championships. It didn’t happen last year. San Diego couldn’t overcome an early 2-5 hole and finished 9-7, allowing the upstart Kansas City Chiefs
steal the division title.