Biggest One-Season NFL Turnarounds

2004 San Diego Chargers
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2004 San Diego Chargers

12-4 (4-12 in 2003)

With breakout stars Drew Brees and Antonio Gates, not to mention a backfield featuring LaDainian Tomlinson, the Chargers boasted one of the league's most explosive offenses, racking up 27.9 points per game, as they reached the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons.

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