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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

L.T. is yet another worn-down runner

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Of all the numbers connected with LaDainian Tomlinson, in the end, the number 3,410 is the one that matters most now because it's the one that ended his time in San Diego and as the best running back ...

Merriman a high-risk, high-reward proposition

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The nickname of Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman may be "Lights Out," but that term certainly doesn't describe his play over the last two seasons.

Report: Chargers will offer highest tenders to Merriman, Jackson, Floyd

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Chargers will offer the highest possible contract tenders to restricted free agents OLB Shawne Merriman and WRs Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Merriman laments uncertainty about his future

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
In a wide-ranging interview with PFW, Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman discusses his future with the Chargers, why he won't be asking for the chance to leave San Diego this offseason and the resolution to the lawsuits between him and ...

Update: No jail time for Chargers' Jackson in DUI case

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson has been required to serve four days in a work-release program and received five years' probation after pleading guilty to a 2009 DUI charge, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was also handed a fine ...

Chargers part ways with Tomlinson

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
In the culmination of an event many months in the making, the Chargers officially released RB LaDainian Tomlinson on Monday after the back struggled through the 2009 season.

Chance to play WR could lure Osgood from San Diego

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
It's been well documented how many key free agents the Chargers will have this offseason, but one player who has somewhat flown under the radar is Kassim Osgood, the club's only integral element who will be unrestricted.

Key decisions lie ahead for Chargers' Smith

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Maybe more so than any team in the league, the Chargers have a number of critical decisions to make this offseason. First and foremost, though, is choosing which of their many key free agents they wish to keep — either long-term ...

Bolts need RB with L.T.'s likely departure

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 8:47 a.m. ET
For Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson, the 2009 offseason was a fiasco. With him being owed a boatload of money that the team was not willing to pay, Tomlinson's representatives and GM A.J. Smith went back and forth in ...

Chargers give Turner three-year extension

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Chargers have signed head coach Norv Turner to a three-year contract extension, extending his current deal through the 2013 season.

Sanchez, Greene star as Jets shock Chargers

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
Rookies Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene led the Jets to a stunning 17-14 upset of San Diego in the divisional playoffs Sunday, each providing a touchdown in the fourth quarter that marked another Chargers postseason pratfall.

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Chargers see significant progress in run 'D'

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Chargers can point to many reasons on both sides of the ball for their dramatic improvement in the second half of 2009, but we hear a number of players pointed out this week that an upgrade in run defense ...

You gotta believe it to see it

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
This year, in mid-December, the Jets were at .500 and drawing up their 2010 draft plans. Suddenly the schedule broke in their favor. Their final two opponents didn't want to play, and so a 7-7 carp became a 9-7 ...

Bye week allowing Bolts to be full strength for playoff run

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 8:38 p.m. ET
Although the Chargers' last loss — way back in Week Six — came after a bye, the team isn't worried about history repeating itself following its week off before the divisional playoff round. From what we hear, head coach Norv Turner ...

AFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
TE Dallas Clark is the Colts' player to watch in the upcoming playoffs, as PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the AFC's six postseason participants and speculates on what it will take for each to win the Super ...

Sproles not breaking games open as returner

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m. ET
With the ball in his hands, the Chargers' Darren Sproles remains one of the league's most dangerous players. But in the return game, some of the jolt he provided the team in 2008 has been missing this season.

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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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