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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

Chargers aren't pretty, but they'll take it

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The start of the 2011 season looked a lot like 2010 for the Chargers. Thankfully for them, that changed quickly. 

Rivers leads Chargers to comeback win vs. Vikings

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to fullback Mike Tolbert with 5:01 to play as the Cargers rallied to beat the Vikings 24-17 on Sunday.

Vikings-Chargers prediction

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
The Vikings could have trouble against the powerful Chargers.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to consider in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Butler uses year off to grab Chargers' LB job

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 10:32 p.m. ET
Chargers ILB Donald Butler missed all of 2010 with an injury but used the time away to improve enough to win a starting job this season.

Only Bucs fail to avoid blackout

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Cardinals, Chargers and Rams announced on Thursday they have avoided blackouts and that their Week One games will be shown on local TV.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Chargers sign P Scifres to five-year extension

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
The Chargers agreed to a five-year, $18 million contract extension with P Mike Scifres on Wednesday.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Vikings-Chargers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chargers game.

Chargers need to sell 1,800 tickets to avoid blackout

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Tuesday that 1,800 tickets are still on sale for Sunday's season opener against the Vikings.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Chargers have a few surprises among cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
There were a few surprises among the cuts made by the Chargers on Saturday, including rookie QB Scott Tolzien.

Chargers sign LB Diggs

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed LB Na'il Diggs to a one-year contract on Saturday.

Turner, Chargers focus on a quick start

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
After years of early season struggles, the Chargers and head coach Norv Turner have focused on starting off the 2011 schedule with success. 

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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