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Philip Rivers | Quarterback | #17

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (4) / NYG
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Philip Rivers wants to improve his short accuracy this season.
Rivers finished with the league's 10th-highest QBR on passes shorter than 10 yards last year but still think he has room for improvement. "There were too many missed throws," said Rivers. "We’ve competed a decent percentage over the last few years, but all of those little things should be gimmes, like a 3-foot putt." The short passing game should be a point of emphasis under new OC Ken Whisenhunt. Apr 19 - 1:26 PM
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Philip Rivers completed 21-of-35 passes for 228 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chargers' 27-20, Week 17 loss to the Broncos.

And that caps what was a dreadful season for the Chargers, who will own the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 draft. Statistically, however, Rivers had a fine year. He completed 437-of-661 passes (66.1 percent) for a career-high 4,792 yards and a 29:13 TD:INT ratio. The 661 attempts blew his previous career-high of 582 out of the water. That's what happens when you lose a lot of games. Rivers really had to do a lot with very little this season. His offensive line was never healthy, and Keenan Allen was lost to I.R. due to a kidney injury back in Week 8. Antonio Gates was rarely 100 percent, and Stevie Johnson missed time over the second half of the year. Danny Woodhead ended up leading San Diego in most receiving categories. Rivers turned 34 last month and signed a new five-year deal back in August. He has a good 3-5 years left in him. It's unclear if he'll be playing in San Diego or Los Angeles in 2016.
Jan 4 - 12:35 AM

Philip Rivers completed 31-of-49 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown in San Diego's 23-20, Week 16 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Rivers started out white hot, using a quick-hitting attack to enter the break 14-of-17 for 145 yards and his touchdown. Then the Bolts' injuries simply became too overwhelming to overcome, with LT Chris Hairston, LG Orlando Franklin and WR Javontee Herndon joining their legions of banged up teammates on the sideline. It's a wonder Rivers managed as many yards as he did. His shoddy protection led to a second half safety. Rivers has struggled mightily against good defenses of late, and will be a last-gasp QB2 against the Broncos in Week 17.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 12:28:00 AM

Philip Rivers completed 26-of-36 passes for 311 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Dolphins.

Rivers threw all three of his touchdowns to Danny Woodhead, playing pitch and catch with Antonio Gates (6-88) between the twenties. In an emotional send-off, coach Mike McCoy allowed Rivers, Malcom Floyd, and Gates to exit the game early to a standing ovation in what may be the final game the Chargers ever play in San Diego. The Chargers dominated a Dolphins team that predictably laid down on the road, 30-14. San Diego will close out its season with road games at Oakland and Denver.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:46:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 24-of-43 passes for 263 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Chargers' 10-3, Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

Rivers played through his flu bug and looked no worse for the wear doing it. With his receiving corps decimated and stripped of its playmaking ability, Rivers was unable to get anything cooking downfield. He was also hurt by a big dropped pass by Malcom Floyd on a deep ball. Driving late in the fourth quarter, the Chargers got inside the five-yard line, but Rivers was unable to hook up with Danny Woodhead in the end zone on the final play of the game as time ran off the clock. Rivers will be a QB2 next week at home against the Dolphins.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Philip Rivers (flu) is active and starting Week 14 against the Chiefs.

No. 3 QB Brad Sorensen is inactive, suggesting the Chargers feel comfortable with Rivers making it through the entire game. He's not a suggested fantasy option on the road against a tough defense without some of his top receiving weapons in Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson, and Dontrelle Inman.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 12:16:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Philip Rivers (flu) is expected to start Sunday against the Chiefs.

Backups Kellen Clemens and Brad Sorensen are expected to dress, which implies the Chargers aren't sure if Rivers can make it through the whole game. To top it off, Rivers will be without three of his top wide receivers (Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman) and is going against a Chiefs squad that embarrassed the Chargers 33-3 three weeks ago. Rivers will only be a fantasy option in two-quarterback leagues.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 09:08:00 AM

The Union-Tribune San Diego describes Philip Rivers' case of the flu as "pretty severe."

The Chargers certainly have a level of concern, demonstrated by their Saturday promotion of Brad Sorensen from the practice squad. Sorensen will serve as the Chargers' No. 3 quarterback behind Rivers and Kellen Clemens. Although Rivers is fully expected to get the start, the Chargers may be concerned with his ability to play a full game. This is an upgrade to the Chiefs' D/ST.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 05:46:00 PM

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Philip Rivers is dealing with flu-like symptoms, but is expected to start Sunday.

The Chargers promoted Brad Sorensen as insurance. Rivers was also limited on Wednesday with a foot injury, but should be fine. At less than full health and missing both Steve Johnson and Dontrelle Inman, Rivers is a QB2 for Week 14.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Philip Rivers (foot) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

He was limited on Wednesday. Rivers had his worst game of the season the last time he faced the Chiefs and might be without Stevie Johnson (groin) and Dontrelle Inman (neck). He's No. 23 in RotoPat's Week 14 quarterback rankings.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Philip Rivers (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Rivers isn't in any danger of not playing this week. The Chargers offensive line is getting healthy, but Rivers could be without both Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman. Rivers is just a QB2 against the Chiefs.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 06:44:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 18-of-35 passes for 202 yards and an interception in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.

Already long without Keenan Allen, Rivers lost Dontrelle Inman (ankle) and Stevie Johnson (groin) during Sunday's game. He was pick-sixed yet again, and the Chargers' offense was generally stuck in neutral throughout Sunday's contest, managing three points against the NFL's premier pass defense. Due to so many supporting cast losses, Rivers has devolved into a fringe fantasy starter ahead of a Week 14 date with the Chiefs' typically solid pass defense.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Philip Rivers (foot) is probable for Week 13.

Rivers was added to the injury report, but didn't miss any practice time. He's outside of the top-12 this week despite coming off a four touchdown game. The Broncos have the top secondary in the league and are allowing the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 07:22:00 PM

Philip Rivers (foot) is listed on the Week 13 injury report, but is practicing in full.

It’s the first time he’s been on the injury report all season. Rivers will be fine for Sunday’s Denver matchup.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 07:04:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 29-of-43 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns in the Chargers' 31-25, Week 12 win against the Jaguars.

Neither defense played particularly well in this one, but the Chargers' defensive unit combined with shoddy offensive play calling held the Jaguars to some short field goals in the red zone. Rivers has actually performed pretty well on East coast trips for early starts in his career and did so again Sunday. He found Dontrelle Inman for a short, two-yard touchdown in the second quarter before hooking up with Antonio Gates on two scores before halftime. Rivers capped the win off with a late five-yard score to Stevie Johnson. Rivers will have a really tough Week 13 test against the Broncos.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Bryn Renner
4Mike Bercovici
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Danny Woodhead
3Branden Oliver
4Dreamius Smith
GLB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Javontee Herndon
4Isaiah Burse
WR21Travis Benjamin
2Stevie Johnson
3Tyrell Williams
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Jeff Cumberland
4Sean McGrath
5Asante Cleveland
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
C1Chris Watt
2Max Tuerk
3Trevor Robinson
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Michael Huey
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
K1Josh Lambo