Bobby Ross talked about that day in Houston 25 years ago with an inflection in his voice, the kind you’d use when remembering, say, your worst bout of food poisoning.
“Horrible,” he said. “We didn’t score a point.”
The 1992 San Diego Chargers had lost four games in a row, the most recent a 17-0 walloping against the Oilers, and the general feeling was the season was lost. But it wasn’t.
Thanks to a coach who kept believing, a locker room that didn’t crack and potential that finally became realized, those Chargers won 11 of their next 12 games, winning their division, advancing in the playoffs and building the greatest in-season turnaround in league history.