Chargers could clinch playoff spot

Sunday’s game between the Chargers and Cowboys has plenty of storylines. Norv Turner, the former Cowboys assistant and finalist for the head coaching job in 2007, returns as the head man with the Chargers.

Then there’s LaDainian Tomlinson, the native Texan, who played college ball at TCU, gets to play in Cowboys Stadium.

And there’s this one important nugget: If the Chargers win they get closer to clinching a playoff berth.

Now, the Chargers must win plus have the Ravens, Steelers, Jets, Patriots and Dolphins lose or tie.

New Orleans is also rooting for a Cowboys’ loss.

The Saints clinch a first-round bye with a win or tie.

But if the Cowboys, Eagles and Cardinals lose or tie, the Saints clinch it anyway.