Turner's team did send him out a winner, albeit in uninspiring fashion by topping a dismal Raiders team without its starting quarterback, 24-21.
Rivers, once regarded as one of the NFL's top signal-callers but a player who has regressed under Turner's stewardship in recent years, tossed a pair of touchdown passes as San Diego concluded its 2012 campaign by winning three of four and finishing at 7-9, far too little, too late for Turner, who was very honest about his future.
"Obviously, we're going to meet with the team and I'm sure they'll start looking for a new coach," said Turner, who has one year left on his contract valued at $3 million.
San Diego general manager A.J. Smith, the man who mistakenly hired Turner, is also is expected to be fired Monday.
The Jets already jettisoned GM Mike Tannenbaum, the man responsible for bringing the Tim Tebow circus to north Jersey.
"This morning, I informed Mike Tannenbaum that he will not return for the 2013 season," Jets CEO Woody Johnson said.
Tannenbaum started his Jets career as the director of player contract negotiations and served in a variety of administrative football management positions before being named as the GM in 2006. Under his tenure, New York amassed a 57-55 record and advanced to those back-to-back conference championships in 2009 and 2010.
But the team has failed to finish the season with a winning record over the past two seasons, falling to 8-8 in 2011 and finishing this past season with a 6-10 mark to fall into last place in the AFC East.
"Mike devoted 15 years of service to the Jets, and I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication," Johnson said. "Although he helped guide us to two consecutive AFC Championship games, we are not where we want to be, and a new general manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track."
Johnson also announced on Monday that head coach Rex Ryan will keep his job.
"I believe that he has the passion, the talent, and the drive to successfully lead our team," Johnson said when talking about Ryan.
Reports out of Cleveland had head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert both out, little surprise since new Browns CEO Joe Banner had made it abundantly clear he was going to revamp the organization.
Buffalo announced that Chan Gailey has been relieved of his duties after the franchise's fourth straight season with at least 10 losses, and in Kansas City, the Chiefs said goodbye to Romeo Crennel following their second 2-14 finish in five seasons.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Romeo, both personally and professionally," Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. "He is an accomplished coach, a man of great character and he helped guide our football team through some extremely challenging circumstances this season."
Crennel, of course, was forced to lead in the most difficult of circumstances after former linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before driving to the team's training facility at Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself on Dec. 1. Belcher spoke to both Crennel and GM Scott Pioli, before taking his own life in front of them.
In the end Crennel's ability to navigate through those troubled waters was not enough.
"I am embarrassed by the poor product we gave our fans this season, and I believe we have no choice but to move the franchise in a different direction." Hunt continued. "I will immediately begin the search for the next head coach of the Chiefs. The entire football operation will remain under review, and there may be additional changes to come."