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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


Rating Yds TD
88.6 3606 26

Rivers hopes solidified O-line leads Chargers back to top

Posted Feb. 07, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
QB Philip Rivers believes that if the Chargers can solidify their offensive line, they can return to the top of the AFC West in 2012. 

Payton award finalists humbled by the honor

Posted Feb. 03, 2012 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
The three finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award met with the media on Friday morning.

Rivers, Birk, Tillman are finalists for Walter Payton Award

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Chargers QB Philip Rivers, Ravens C Matt Birk and Bears CB Charles Tillman are the finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Not much change expected from Chargers' offense

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Chargers have a new offensive coordinator in Hal Hunter, but little change is expected to be made on the unit.

Likely too little, too late for Chargers

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
QB Philip Rivers has been dominating banged-up opponents recently, but the test becomes a lot tougher next Sunday against the Ravens.

Rivers, Chargers gouge reeling Jaguars 38-14

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw for 294 yards and three TDs, burning Jacksonville's depleted secondary, and San Diego beat the Jaguars 38-14 on Monday night.

Week 12 matchups to exploit or avoid

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
William Del Pilar studied the Week 12 matchups and warns you to avoid players like Jermichael Finley while exploiting Pierre Garcon and Kellen Winslow.

Rivers' fourth-quarter woes must end

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
With the fourth quarter of the season looming, the Chargers' only chance of turning things around is if QB Philip Rivers does the same.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
San Diego's patchwork offensive line could be in for a long and difficult outing Sunday.

Rivers' biggest problem has been decision making

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Too often Philip Rivers is passing up good plays to try and make great ones, and that strategy has cost the Chargers.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 3 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers' uncharacteristically sloppy play has played a big role in the Chargers' struggles over the past month.

They Said It: week of Nov. 6

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Jets head coach Rex Ryan on what he bought QB Mark Sanchez for his birthday, quoted from his weekly press conference: "I think my wife got him a scarf, you know that scarf look. I don't know. I never ...

Week 10 fantasy tips: QBs

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The PFW staff brings you its Week 10 fantasy football tips at quarterback, giving you the inside track on your WDIS decisions.

Packers-Chargers prediction

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 2:47 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week Eight showdown vs. the Chargers in San Diego.

Succop's FG in OT lifts Chiefs over Chargers

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 12:53 a.m. ET
Andy Studebaker's recovery of a Philip Rivers fumble and Ryan Succop's OT field goal gave Kansas City a stunning 23-20 win over San Diego on Monday night, moving the Chiefs into a tie atop the AFC West.


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.