My son and I were watching the game last night and we somehow got on the topic of Dan Fouts. He asked me for a current day comp to Fouts and the Chargers, and I thought the closest for him would be the Saints.
I caught the end of Fouts' career, don't really remember the team much outside of him and Winslow and some of the crazy offensive performances. I do recall that they were one of those teams that were viewed as unable to get to the big game, bounced late in the playoffs despite having beaten one if not both of the SB winners in each of those seasons.
The other crazy stat I came across after digging a little was that the Chargers turned the ball over at a crazy rate in the playoffs from 79-82.
For those old enough to have seen them and remember them well enough, what kept them from getting over the hump at to the Super Bowl? Was their D a problem? How the hell did they turn over the ball so often in their playoff appearances?