Rivers completed 19 of 30 passes for 178 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 33-3 blowout loss to the Chiefs. Rivers has now struggled in back-to-back games, as key injuries to the Chargers' wide receiver group are starting to take a toll. It doesn't help that there has been hardly any production from the Chargers' running game (Melvin Gordon had 15 carries for just 37 yards Sunday), putting all of the weight on Rivers' shoulders. The team's offensive line is also a major issue, as Rivers was under constant pressure once again Sunday. However, even with all of the offensive issues Rivers is dealing with, he's probably too good to bench, unless you have a superior option. In any event, he's got a great matchup in Week 12, facing the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
Rivers completed 26-of-42 passes for 280 yards and one touchdown in Monday night's loss to the Bears. Rivers did the best he could with a patchwork group of wide receivers and a similarly depleted offensive line Monday night. Often, Rivers was forced to get rid of the ball early, resulting in just 6.67 yards per attempt, his second-lowest mark of the season. That prevented Rivers from continuing his streak of five straight games with at least 300 passing yards, but Rivers at least came close, and didn't turn the ball over Monday. Now with a bye week for the Chargers to integrate new pieces, Rivers returns in Week 11 with a matchup against the Chiefs.
Rivers completed 28-of-37 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Ravens. Rivers connected with 10 different receivers, throwing two touchdowns to Malcom Floyd and one to Keenan Allen, the latter of whom appeared to re-injure his hip flexor on the score, though the team announced it was just spasms. Rivers has now thrown for at least 300 yards in five consecutive games, posting a 13:3 TD:INT ratio over that span. Up next is a Week 10 matchup against a Bears defense that is allowing just 220.0 passing yards per game this season (sixth fewest in the league), though their 15 passing touchdowns allowed is tied for the second-most.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 38 of 58 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 37-29 loss. He also threw a pair of interceptions. Rivers was coming off the most prolific game of his career, but he looked completely out of sorts in the first half, missing tons of a throws against a below average secondary. His first interception was not his fault, although his second pick came on a poor throw to Keenan Allen. He was under a lot of pressure, as the Chargers' offensive line continues to struggle, but for some reason it affected him more than usual Sunday. He was able to rack up the yardage and toss a couple of touchdowns in garbage time, however, to salvage his fantasy day. He'll have a juicy matchup in Week 8, at least on paper, facing a Ravens' defensive backfield that has been torched via the pass in 2015.
Rivers broke a number of Chargers' records in Sunday's 27-20 loss at Green Bay, completing 43-of-65 passes for 503 yards and two touchdowns. Rivers set a franchise record for completions, attempts and yardage Sunday, although he came up just short in a comeback bid. He had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but could not get the ball in the end zone with a couple of cracks at it from inside the 10-yard line. The veteran QB was a beast throughout, so don't think his performance was aided by garbage time statistics, as he hooked up early and often with WR Keenan Allen, who caught 14-of-15 targets for 157 yards, although Allen left the game with a hip injury and did not return. With or without Allen in Week 7, Rivers should find success at home next week against a beatable Raiders' secondary.
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