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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 place Gates on I.R.

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Antonio Gates has been placed on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending the season for the Pro Bowl TE.

Chargers opt to keep Turner and Smith

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Head coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith will return in 2011 for the Chargers, who were one of the league's biggest disappointments this season.  

Chargers left with more questions than answers after stunning loss

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
  With the AFC West still within reach and two games against weak competition left on the schedule, the Chargers seemed poised to close out the season with a flurry. However, that was anything but the case Sunday.  

Bengals stun Chargers, keep them out of playoffs

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
Carson Palmer threw four touchdown passes during a near-perfect performance in the swirling snow, and the Bengals beat San Diego 34-20 on Sunday, ending the Chargers' run of four straight playoff appearances.

Tolbert carted off field

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Chargers RB Mike Tolbert was carted off the field of Sunday's game against the Bengals with an apparent head/neck injury.

Chargers' Cason will give up punt-return duties

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Because CB Antoine Cason is considered too valuable on defense to risk an injury on special teams, San Diego will take away his punt-return duties now that Darren Sproles is healthy again, according to AFC West Whispers.

Chargers rule ILB Cooper out for Sunday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Chargers ILB Stephen Cooper has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Phillips leads powerful Chargers defense

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
They no longer have a host of big names — as one of the league's annual sack leaders, OLB Shaun Phillips might be the biggest — but the Chargers' defense has quietly dominated all season.

Gates to take long-term approach with foot problem

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
Antonio Gates has missed four of the Chargers' past six games because of his torn plantar fascia and is likely to miss another contest this coming Sunday.

Chargers could bring back Jackson — on their terms

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Just weeks ago, it appeared there was zero chance WR Vincent Jackson would be back in San Diego following the 2010 season, but that situation could be about to change.

Chargers sign LB Moore

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed LB Brandon Moore on Tuesday and waived LB Darry Beckwith.

Report: Chargers could put franchise tag on Jackson

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Chargers could consider placing a franchise tag on Jackson to keep him for one season, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

V-Jax shows what might have been with career day

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
If Vincent Jackson had not held out for a majority of the season, we might be talking about him as one of the superstars of 2010. That became quite clear with his effort last Thursday night.

Jackson catches three TDs to lead Bolts

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
Vincent Jackson had a career-high three touchdown catches as the San Diego Chargers beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 on Thursday night to stay alive in the AFC West race.

Gates, Floyd both out for Chargers

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
Needing a win to keep pace with the Chiefs in the AFC West, the Chargers will be without star TE Antonio Gates and WR Malcom Floyd tonight vs. the 49ers, according to NFL Network reporter Kara Henderson.

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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