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Philip Rivers | Quarterback

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
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Philip Rivers completed 19-of-30 passes for 178 yards with an interception and rushed four times for eight yards in the Chargers' Week 11 loss to the Chiefs.
At this point, you can hardly blame Rivers for struggling. His receiving corps is completely depleted and the Chargers’ patchwork offensive line is giving him no protection. Rivers looked rattled all day, delivering shaky passes under intense pressure. When his passes were on target, they were often dropped. His interception came on a screen pass intended for Danny Woodhead. Justin Houston jumped the route and took it to the house for a pick-six. Rivers got into it with Antonio Gates on the sidelines and the weight of this hopeless season is clearly getting to him. He has a great matchup against Jacksonville next week but his lack of weapons and San Diego's lackluster offensive line play will probably keep him on the lower end of the QB1 spectrum. Nov 22 - 8:20 PM

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Philip Rivers completed 26-of-42 passes for 280 yards and one touchdown in the Chargers' Week 9 loss to the Bears on Monday night.

Rivers hadn't been sacked all night before absorbing two costly ones from OLB Lamarr Houston on the Chargers' final drive with San Diego trailing by three. It forced the Bolts into an impossible 4th-and-23 situation after entering the final 15 minutes with a nine-point lead. Rivers hit Danny Woodhead for a wide-open 14-yard touchdown on the opening series of the game, and it looked like we were headed for plenty of points. That was all the scoring for Rivers, as he had an eight-yard touchdown to Antonio Gates called back in the fourth quarter on an illegal man downfield penalty. Rivers and the 2-7 Chargers head into their bye before hosting the Chiefs in Week 11. Rivers is devoid of weapons after losing Keenan Allen (kidney) in Week 8 and Malcom Floyd (shoulder) on Monday.
Nov 9 - 11:55 PM

Philip Rivers completed 28-of-37 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 8 loss to the Ravens.

He took one sack and committed no turnovers. Over the course of the game, the Chargers lost Keenan Allen (shoulder) and Ladarius Green (ankle), while Stevie Johnson missed time with a shoulder injury and Antonio Gates was far less than 100 percent, nursing an MCL sprain. Rivers has continued to light up the stat sheet despite a multitude of injuries to his pass-catcher corps and offensive line. At the season's halfway point, Rivers is on pace for a career-best 36:14 TD-to-INT ratio. He'll be a high-end QB1 play in Week 9 against the Bears.
Nov 1 - 4:48 PM

Philip Rivers completed 38-of-58 passes for 336 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chargers' Week 7 loss to the Raiders.

The Chargers' offense was a complete trainwreck in the first three quarters of this one. Rivers, ever the battler, never stopped competing and wound up throwing three second-half touchdown passes, two to Danny Woodhead and one to Ladarius Green from 31 yards out. Rivers has been a fantasy monster all season long, leading the NFL in passing yards and carrying a 15:7 TD-to-INT ratio into a gorgeous Week 8 matchup with Baltimore's swiss-cheese pass defense. The Ravens will be playing that one on a short week.
Oct 25 - 7:34 PM

Philip Rivers completed 43-of-65 passes for 503 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers' 27-20, Week 6 loss to the Packers.

This one went down to the wire, as Rivers marched the Chargers all the way down to the three-yard line with under one minute to go in the fourth quarter. He tried to hit Antonio Gates in the back corner of the end zone on second-and-goal. Danny Woodhead was stuffed on third down, and Rivers had his fourth-down pass broken up trying to find Woodhead out wide to the right. Rivers' completions, attempts, and yards were all career-highs, while it was the 17th 500-yard passing game in NFL history. His two touchdowns went to Dontrelle Inman and Ladarius Green. Rivers will remain a QB1 next week against the Raiders.
Oct 18 - 7:55 PM

Philip Rivers completed 35-of-48 passes for 365 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chargers' Week 5 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

A week after throwing for 358 yards, Rivers goes for even more in Week 5. A popular DFS play and season-long option, Rivers did more than enough and crushed "value." The return of Antonio Gates had Rivers all fired up, and he hooked up with his longtime tight end for both touchdowns, one from 12 yards out and the other from 11 yards away. It's clear Rivers loves Gates on third down and in the red zone. Rivers was playing behind an injury-ravaged offensive line that continued take hits in-game, losing replacement LT Chris Hairston and C Chris Watt to injuries. The lone blemish for Rivers was an ugly, 70-yard pick-six that he tried to force to Malcom Floyd on 3rd-and-12. Floyd ran a lazy route on the play and was partly to blame. Rivers will be a back-end QB1 for a Week 6 date with the Packers.
Oct 13 - 12:13 AM

Philip Rivers completed 23-of-38 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 4 win over the Browns.

Rivers made beautiful throws on his initial two touchdown passes, letting his receivers go up and get it. The first was a 28-yard score to Keenan Allen, and the second a beautiful rainbow toss to Ladarius Green from 19 yards out. Missing three starting offensive linemen due to injury, the Chargers played this game in the shotgun, letting Rivers make checks at the line and set his protections pre-snap. Rivers hit John Phillips from a yard out in the fourth quarter to put San Diego up by eight points. After Cleveland evened the score, Rivers drove the Bolts downfield setting up Josh Lambo's game-winning field goal. On pace to throw 32 touchdown passes, Rivers will be a high-end QB1 play when the Chargers take on the Steelers' leaky pass defense in Week 5.
Oct 4 - 7:30 PM

Philip Rivers completed 21-of-34 passes for 246 yards, a touchdown and an interception in San Diego's 31-14, Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

Rivers also lost a fumble. His pick clanged off Stevie Johnson's hands, and was housed for a 91-yard Vikings touchdown. Under siege behind a makeshift offensive line, Rivers took a number of body blows, one of which sidelined him after he got the "wind knocked out." Rivers sat out the Bolts' final possession, but insisted afterward that he wasn't injured. It was tough sledding for Rivers without seam stretchers Ladarius Green or Antonio Gates. He'll be on the QB1 borderline for next week's game against the Browns.
Sep 27 - 4:37 PM

Philip Rivers completed 21-of-27 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns and one interception Week 2 against the Bengals.

Rivers was equally as solid this week as his 404-yard performance last time out, but the Chargers ran 18 fewer plays than last week and Rivers threw the ball 15 fewer times. Rivers' first touchdown came on a screen pass to Stevie Johnson on the first drive of the second half, and he added another score on a 40-yard bomb to Malcom Floyd late in the fourth quarter. Rivers did nothing in this game to threaten his status as a solid QB1, and he will be in that same conversation next week against the Vikings.
Sep 20 - 4:52 PM

Philip Rivers completed 35-of-42 passes for 404 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Chargers' Week 1 win over the Lions.

Rivers struggled somewhat in the first half, throwing two interceptions including a badly thrown ball to Malcom Floyd in the end zone to close out the half. The Lions got zero pressure in the second frame, however, and Rivers picked them apart. Keenan Allen was open seemingly all game, Ladarius Green ran free in the seams and Stevie Johnson made several big plays in the screen game. The Chargers lost D.J. Fluker to what looked like a serious injury in the second half, but if the offensive line can continue to dominate like it did against Detroit, Rivers will put up big weeks this season.
Sep 13 - 7:27 PM

Philip Rivers finished 13-of-19 for 140 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Seahawks.

He left the game in the second quarter as a precaution after banging his hand. X-rays came back negative. Rivers said he would have played through it if it were the regular season. He showed strong chemistry with Keenan Allen and newcomer Stevie Johnson. Rivers will finish the preseason with a 93.5 passer rating.
Aug 29 - 11:47 PM

Philip Rivers' four-year, $83.25 million extension contains a no-trade clause.

It allows Rivers to control his own future, but more importantly, signals he's no longer concerned about the Bolts' increasingly-likely move to L.A. Rivers is signed through 2019, where he'll turn 38. It's quite possible this is his last NFL deal.
Aug 17 - 1:11 PM

Chargers agreed to terms with QB Philip Rivers on a four-year, $83.25 million extension through 2019.

The deal should help ensure Rivers finishes his career with the only NFL team he's ever known. The contract includes $65 million in guaranteed money and locks up Rivers through his age-37 campaign. Rivers, 33, was owed a $15.75 million base salary entering the final year of his contract. Having spent the last two years under Mike McCoy, Rivers has become a different-style quarterback after beginning his career as a vertical-bomb specialist with Norv Turner. Rivers has a 63:29 TD-to-INT ratio under McCoy with sparkling completion rates of 69.5 percent (2013) and 66.5 (2014).
Aug 15 - 10:59 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports it's "virtually certain" the Chargers won't reach a long-term agreement with contract-year QB Philip Rivers before Week 1.

Columnist Kevin Acee reports there's "at least one key sticking point." It's quite possible the sticking point is where the Chargers will be playing in 2016. The UTSD has previously reported the sides are unlikely to negotiate after the start of the preseason. San Diego's first exhibition tilt is Thursday.
Aug 11 - 1:22 PM

Philip Rivers and the Chargers aren't expected to negotiate once the preseason starts on Aug. 13.

If a deal isn't done by that preseason opener against the Cowboys, extension talks will be tabled until after the season. It's an artificial deadline, but one that was effective in getting the Russell Wilson deal done in Seattle. Rivers, 33, is heading into the final year of the $98 million contract he signed in August of 2009.
Aug 3 - 7:50 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Danny Woodhead
3Donald Brown
GLB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
FB1David Johnson
WR11Malcom Floyd
2Dontrelle Inman
WR21Stevie Johnson
2Javontee Herndon
3Tyrell Williams
WR31Dontrelle Inman
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
LT1Chris Hairston
2King Dunlap
LG1Orlando Franklin
C1Trevor Robinson
2J.D. Walton
RG1D.J. Fluker
RT1Joseph Barksdale
2Kenny Wiggins
3Tyreek Burwell
K1Josh Lambo