San Diego Head Coach Norv Turner cited turnovers and big plays as the fuel to Denver’s Week 6 comeback at Qualcomm Stadium. Those problems have continued to plague the Chargers since then. Accordingly, Turner’s team has fixed its gameplan to minimize turnovers and keep the Broncos from finding the open field.
“The big negative plays, the turnovers are killing us,” Turner said Tuesday in a conference call. “Our biggest thing is we need to go put four quarters together, play at a high level, take care of the ball and not give up. If a team’s going to make plays on you, make them earn it. Don’t give up easy plays. It’s a challenge for us coming into Denver.”
Turner said that even though the team often plays well throughout the majority of a game, a bad turnover at a bad time will ruin it. While quarterback Philip Rivers has been highly accurate in the last two weeks, completing 47-of-57 passes, a pair of late interceptions against Tampa Bay led to a loss.