Overshadowed by Tebow, Norv’s Bolts reach 4-1



SAN DIEGO (AP) — Relegated to mere afterthoughts in the Tim Tebow saga, the San Diego Chargers issued no apologies for the way they’ve earned a 4-1 start, their best in five seasons under Norv Turner.

The Chargers eased into their bye week a day after escaping from Denver with a 29-24 win over the Broncos, who fell a desperation pass short of a big upset behind Tebow.

The Chargers continue to hear grousing from their fans. None of their wins have been overly convincing, their offense continues to bog down inside the opponents’ 20-yard line and Philip Rivers had two more turnovers.

Turner expects running backs Mike Tolbert and Ryan Mathews to be ready to go in two weeks, and there might even be an Antonio Gates sighting.