Backup Power Charges Bolts

The Washington Redskins couldn't even hold off San Diego's backups in Jim Zorn's last game as coach.

Billy Volek threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to fullback Mike Tolbert with 35 seconds left to rally the playoff-bound Chargers to a 23-20 win over the Redskins, San Diego's 11th straight victory.

The Redskins (4-12) plan to fire Zorn on Monday, an official within the NFL told The Associated Press on Sunday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement has been made. Zorn's dismissal has been expected for months.

The AFC West champion Chargers (13-3) already clinched the conference's No. 2 playoff seed and a first-round bye and had nothing to play for except to avoid injuries. After the starters left, it had the feel of an exhibition.

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