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San Diego Chargers


Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers - #17 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 228 lbs.
Birthday 12/08/1981
Birthplace Decatur, AL
College North Carolina State
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 4th pick by Giants

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
88.6 3606 26

Best record doesn't usually translate to title success

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Does the fact that the Packers posted a 15-1 record — best in the NFL — a season ago mean they should be Super Bowl favorites in 2012? Maybe not.

Managing expectations for Broncos this season

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Broncos and Peyton Manning have quite a few obstacles to overcome this season. PFW's Eric Edholm takes a closer look.

Leber announces he's retiring

Posted June 09, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Former Chargers, Vikings and Rams LB Ben Leber announced he is retiring on Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Friday.

Chargers sign veteran RB Brown

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Chargers agreed to a one-year deal with veteran RB Ronnie Brown, the team announced on Friday.

AFC West players in the crosshairs

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC West team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.

The final season of Unitas

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
As his career was winding down, Johnny Unitas found opportunity in San Diego, and a different world from what he was used to in Baltimore.

Turner: Gates is healthy again

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
After battling injuries the past two years, Chargers TE Antonio Gates is healthy again, according to his head coach, Norv Turner.

Chargers will add RB, but it won't be Tomlinson

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
The Chargers will sign a veteran running back this offseason, but we hear it won't be one of the team's all-time greats, LaDainian Tomlinson.

Chargers sign rookie S Taylor

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
The Chargers have signed S Brandon Taylor, a third-round pick from LSU, the club announced Monday. 

Broncos D-line coach Nunnely retires

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Broncos defensive line coach Wayne Nunnely retired on Monday after 36 years of coaching.

Players, fans pay tribute to Seau

Posted May 12, 2012 @ 3:27 a.m. ET
Hours after Junior Seau was buried in his hometown, thousands of fans got their chance to cheer one more time for the linebacker at the stadium where he starred for 13 seasons.

Chargers ink six of seven draft picks

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
The Chargers have agreed to contracts with six of their picks from the 2012 NFL draft.

Chargers cut OLB LaBoy

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Chargers released OLB Travis LaBoy on Monday, the team confirmed.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Seau's death ruled a suicide

Posted May 03, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The death of former NFL LB Junior Seau has been ruled a suicide, the San Diego County medical examiner's office said Thursday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Rivers was a modest 11 of 22 for 165 yards and two scores Sunday in a 27-17 win over the Jets.||||||| Rivers was also sacked four times. H's enduring his worst season in years.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
Rivers was 29 of 37 for 337 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.||||||| Rivers was playing some of his best football this season until the fourth quarter when he was largely responsible for San Diego's loss. The first of his interceptions was returned for a touchdown and the second led to a Tampa Bay field goal that sealed the game for the Buccaneers.
Posted Nov. 02, 2012
Rivers completed 18 of 20 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception in a win over the Chiefs Thursday night.||||||| It was a good sign for Rivers, who had been bad in two straight games. It was the sixth time in NFL history a quarterback had completed 90 percent or more of his passes, and tied Steve Young for fifth on that list. Rivers threw TD passes to Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd.
Posted Oct. 29, 2012
Rivers completed only 18 of his 34 passes for 154 yards in San Diego's 7-6 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.||||||| Rivers' completion percentage (52.9) and yards were both season-low marks. His struggles have intensified recently, with Rivers notching a quarterback rating of only 58.5 over the Chargers' last two games.
Posted Oct. 16, 2012
Rivers was intercepted four times - three in the fourth quarter - and lost two fumbles in Monday's 35-24 loss to Denver, which overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit.||||||| The four pickoffs and six turnovers were both career-highs. A week earlier, the Chargers blew a 10-point lead in the third quarter in a 31-24 loss at New Orleans.

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