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Monday, December 29, 2008
AFC West player of the week

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

We're straying from the normal procedure here this week. Our player of the week is not a player but it's a coach.

But it is a worthy diversion.

Norv Turner deserves to be honored.

Turner gets the nod for leading and preparing his team for its 52-21 win over the Denver Broncos to win the AFC West and complete an incredible comeback.

Turner led San Diego to four straight victories to salvage the season. Turner has been under immense pressure and he has been criticized heavily. But he has proven to be an excellent late-season leader in the past two seasons.

He has his team playing at a very high level heading into the playoffs, and the Chargers are going to be as dangerous as any team. Turner has done an excellent job turning around the Chargers in a pressure situation.