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Philip Rivers | Quarterback

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
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Philip Rivers (chest, ribs) is practicing in full this week.
All the recent talk of Rivers being injured has been overblown. Like many quarterbacks throughout the league, he's banged up in multiple areas. But he hasn't missed a snap in practice and is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Rams. Nov 20 - 9:43 AM
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Speaking Monday, Chargers coach Mike McCoy denied that Philip Rivers was playing through a rib injury.

Antonio Gates accidentally let the cat out of the bag that the Bolts haven't been properly listing Rivers on the injury report, but McCoy is doing his best effort at damage control. McCoy said Rivers hasn't missed a "snap" in practice, and hasn't been receiving treatment. We're sure Gates was telling the truth, but it's largely irrelevant. Rivers hasn't appeared to be encumbered on the field. It's possible the Chargers will be fined, but the NFL doesn't usually pursue these matters aggressively.
Nov 17 - 4:55 PM

Chargers sources tell NFL Network's Albert Breer that Philip Rivers was "fine physically" following Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Rivers has been fighting a rib injury for a few weeks and got beat up pretty bad by the Raiders. Although he'll likely have to play through some pain against the Rams in Week 12, he doesn't appear to be in any danger of sitting out. The 6-4 Chargers are fighting for a playoff spot and Rivers has played in all 16 games for eight straight years.
Nov 17 - 9:12 AM

Following Sunday's win over the Raiders, Antonio Gates said Philip Rivers has been dealing with a "very severe rib injury" for the past few weeks.

Rivers has not missed any time, has not been on the injury report and the Chargers were coming off a bye. We don't doubt that he's been fighting a rib issue, but this looks like a case of a teammate coming to the aid of his quarterback. Rivers did get banged up a bunch against the Raiders, so his health will be worth monitoring ahead of a Week 12 matchup with the Rams. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is told Rivers has "bruised ribs with possible cartilage damage. No fracture, no lung injury."
Nov 16 - 8:42 PM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-34 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

Rivers was a huge fantasy letdown as the Chargers struggled to keep his pocket clean, and Rivers endured seemingly several in-game injuries. He never left, but played hobbled for much of the second half. The Bolts now get set to face a suddenly surging Rams team in Week 12 that has pummeled Colin Kaepernick for eight sacks, slowed down Carson Palmer, and shut down Peyton Manning over its last three games. Rivers will be a lower-end QB1 play.
Nov 16 - 8:00 PM

Philip Rivers was not pulled from Sunday's loss at Miami due to his hand injury.

Rivers dinged his right (throwing) hand a bit, but the team expressed no real concern about it. He left the game late in the third quarter because the Chargers were down 37-0 at the time. Rivers has an ideal bounce-back spot following the Week 10 bye as he gets the Raiders at home.
Nov 3 - 9:56 AM

Philip Rivers completed 12-of-23 passes for 138 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions in San Diego's Week 9 loss at Miami.

Rivers' horrific afternoon mercifully ended late in the third quarter with the Chargers getting throttled 37-0. The Chargers later announced Rivers hurt his hand. San Diego couldn't get anything going on the ground or through the air. It was just a bad day all around. Rivers tossed two picks to Brent Grimes and another to Reshad Jones. Jones could have had a second of his own, but dropped it. Rivers also lost a fumble in this one before getting yanked. The Chargers head into their bye on a three-game losing streak. They'll host the Raiders in Week 11.
Nov 2 - 3:32 PM

Philip Rivers completed 30-of-41 passes for 252 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in San Diego's 35-21, Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

Going up against the Broncos' daunting pass rush, Rivers had his worst game of the season. The multi-turnover effort was his first of 2014, while his 6.15 YPA was his lowest of the year by nearly half a yard. Rivers had little time to throw, and made some "old school" Rivers decisions as a result. Both of his interceptions were passes that should not have been thrown, but especially the second. Rivers launched a Norv Turner-style bomb into double coverage to Malcom Floyd, and it was easily picked by Rahim Moore. Coming off a grueling five-day stretch — and back-to-back losses — Rivers now has 10 days to rest up for San Diego's Week 9 trip to Miami.
Oct 23 - 11:39 PM

Philip Rivers completed 17-of-31 passes for 205 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in San Diego's 23-20, Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

Rivers also fumbled, but managed to recover it. The start was Rivers' worst since Week 1, though his pick came in desperation mode with time expiring. That being said, his second score, a 27-yarder to Antonio Gates, was a fluke pass that bounced off a defender's hands. Rivers' style was cramped by being limited to 21 minutes of possession, which forced the Bolts to hurry. He should bounce back in Thursday night's game against the Broncos.
Oct 19 - 7:26 PM

Philip Rivers has recorded a passer rating of 120.0 or more in five straight games, an NFL record.

Rivers isn't just playing at an MVP level, he's playing at an all-time level. Over the last five weeks, he's averaging 303.6 passing yards per game with 14 touchdowns and one interception while completing 71.7 percent of his passes. The Chargers have won all five games. Rivers figures to stay hot Sunday against a Chiefs defense lacking talent at the corner positions.
Oct 16 - 11:30 AM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-34 throws for 313 yards and three touchdown passes in San Diego's Week 6 win over the Raiders.

He scrambled five times for 13 yards. Red hot all game, Rivers hit Eddie Royal for a 29-yard touchdown pass on a "9" route to cap San Diego's first drive, and added a five-yard TD throw to Malcom Floyd later in the first frame. Late in the third quarter, Rivers tossed a one-yard touchdown strike to Antonio Gates after a Branden Oliver run down to the one. Rivers' TD-to-INT ratio on the season now stands at 15:2. He's an every-week fantasy QB1 heading into a Week 7 date with Kansas City's leaky defense.
Oct 12 - 7:27 PM

Philip Rivers completed 20-of-28 passes for 288 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 5 blowout of the Jets.

Rivers lost a couple offensive linemen, Malcom Floyd and starting running back Donald Brown to injury early on. No matter. He made it look easy, picking apart the Jets' no-name secondary with ease. At the peak of his powers at age 32, Rivers is moving to the front of MVP chatter. He'll be an elite QB1 against the Raiders in Week 6. Rivers is 95-of-129 (73.6%), 1205 yards, 11 TDs, 1 INT over the last four weeks.
Oct 5 - 7:28 PM

Philip Rivers completed 29-of-39 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 4 blowout win over the Jaguars, 33-14.

Rivers was surgical against Jacksonville's barely-there defense, hitting Eddie Royal and Malcom Floyd on touchdown bombs of 47, 43, and 24 yards of length. Royal's scores were both particularly well-designed plays by OC Frank Reich. An assassin this season, Rivers now has a 9:1 TD-to-INT ratio on the year, and a 44:12 TD-to-INT ratio through 22 games under second-year coach Mike McCoy. He'll be a top-shelf QB1 when San Diego takes on the Jets' depleted secondary in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 8:02 PM

Philip Rivers completed 18-of-25 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns against the Bills.

The Bills were able to get some pressure, but Rivers looked comfortable all day, leading four scoring drives of 60 yards or more. Rivers now sports a six to one touchdown-to-interception ratio this season, and will flirt with QB1 value at home against the Jaguars next week.
Sep 21 - 4:13 PM

Philip Rivers completed 28-of-37 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' 30-21, Week 2 upset of the Seahawks.

The Chargers possessed the ball an astounding 42:15, rushing the ball 37 times as they followed the same blueprint they used in their bevy of 2013 "upsets." With the ground game managing only 2.7 yards per carry, however, it was Rivers and his host of critical completions that allowed the Bolts to upend last year's champs. All three of his scores went to Antonio Gates, who out-muscled any and all comers in tight coverage. Rivers is making it clear his revival wasn't a one-year fluke. He has a tough Week 3 matchup, as the West-Coast Bolts must travel across the continent to take on the Bills at 1ET.
Sep 14 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3Donald Brown
4Ronnie Brown
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Branden Oliver
2Ryan Mathews
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Seyi Ajirotutu
3Dontrelle Inman
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
K1Nick Novak