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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

Brock, Garay each fined $15,000

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
Seahawks DE Raheem Brock and Chargers DL Antonio Garay were each fined $15,000 for low hits on quarterbacks in Week Two.

Chargers sign S Oliver, place LB Mouton on I.R.

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 9:51 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they have signed S Paul Oliver to a one-year contract and placed LB Jonas Mouton on injured reserve.

Chargers' Jackson, Dolphins' Soliai don't get long-term deals

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 3:35 a.m. ET
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson and Dolphins NT Paul Soliai both will play the 2011 season under the terms of their one-year franchise tags.

Penalty calls threaten to ruin game

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Excessively strict interpretations of the NFL's roughing-the-passer penalty guidelines are threatening to change the nature of the game, writes Hub Arkush.

Brady throws three TDs in Pats win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for a mere 423 yards six days after setting a single-game team record of 517, leading the Patriots over the Chargers 35-21 on Sunday.

Chargers' English underachieving

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
2009 first-round pick Larry English was deactivated in Week One for continuing to show his penchant for disappointing play and practice habits, according to AFC Whispers.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Keeping Chargers All-Pro TE Antonio Gates in check will be a big challenge for the Patriots' defense.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth vs. Chargers OLG Kris Dielman will be a great football battle to watch in Week Two.

Vikings They Said It: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Here's a collection of quotes this week from Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, defensive coordinator Fred Pagac and special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pair of talented tight ends will face a very good Chargers safety group in Sunday's Week Two bout.

Chargers TE Sperry could take Gates' downfield role

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
Antonio Gates' abilities as a player are changing, and because of that, so is the role of one of his Chargers backups, Kory Sperry.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
The Chargers sacked Tom Brady four times in last season's meeting. OLB Shaun Phillips will be looking to put the reigning MVP on his back again.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 9:32 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for just 159 yards last season against the Chargers. If their secondary stifles him again, the Patriots will have to adapt in Week Two.

Vikings rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings have eight rookies on their roster. Only a few even played in the opener.

Chargers go with PK Novak

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed PK Nick Novak on Tuesday, as he will replace the injured Nate Kaeding on the roster.

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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