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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 still confident in RB Mathews

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Ryan Mathews broke both clavicles and played in only 12 games, but the Chargers’ new brass still has confidence in the 2010 first-round pick.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Another year to forget for Rivers

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Chargers haven't needed a quarterback for some time, but Philip Rivers' poor season should push them to go find one in 2013.

O-line play not helping Chargers' cause

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
The Chargers have not come close to hitting preseason expectations on the offensive side of the football, and the O-line play is a big reason.

Quarterback injuries mar terrific matchups

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Week 11 has some gems on the schedule, but many marred by potential QB injuries. Here's a look at the slate as we head for the final third of the season.

Friday's 60-second rant: Rivers is the lost QB from 2004 draft

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers and the Chargers have tumbled steadily out of relevance in the AFC, and it's hard not to blame the QB for San Diego's woes.

Chargers' offense flailing during losing streak

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
The Chargers' offense has been disappointing this season and is a big reason why things are unraveling in San Diego.

Change, desperation in air for three teams

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Eagles, Jets and Chargers might have reached the point of no return; examining the Cowboys' losing culture; and more from Week Eight.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Change coming in San Diego

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
On Monday night we saw vintage Peyton Manning and the fate of Norv Turner and A.J. Smith in San Diego sealed.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
It was a rough week for the AFC West, going 0-3 (the Raiders were on bye). We'll learn a lot more next week when the Broncos face the Chargers.

WR Floyd still a top target in Chargers offense

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Despite all the preseason talk about free-agent additions at wideout, Chargers QB Philip Rivers relied on two pass catchers he knows well in Week One.

Expectations lower, but Chargers remain a threat

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
For one of the first times during Norv Turner's regime in San Diego, the Chargers are not a consensus pick to win the division, but the talent is still there to make a run.

Royal, Parrish give Rivers depth at No. 3 WR

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The Chargers rarely get a lot of production out of a No. 3 wideout, but there are more options there this year for Philip Rivers.

Pressure rises in AFC West

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
The four QBs in the AFC West — Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel — have a lot to prove this season. 

Chargers' chances shouldn't be discounted

Posted April 09, 2012 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
The Chargers may be an overlooked team entering 2012, but they could be dangerous, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Chargers' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 27, 2012 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
Will Vincent Jackson and Mike Tolbert still be Chargers in 2012? Those are two of the fantasy football questions involving San Diego this offseason.

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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