Rivers completed 27 of his 44 passes for a season-high 371 yards and one touchdown, while throwing one interception in Sunday's win over the Falcons. Rivers and the rest of the Chargers offense was able to march up and down the field Sunday, recording a season-high in total yardage. Much to the dismay of fantasy owners, the mass amount of yards wasn't able to turn into many passing touchdowns as the offense stalled near the red zone, but it was encouraging to see Rivers put together another solid performance after being stymied by the Broncos defense last week. The 34-year-old quarterback will look to avenge that poor performance when he travels to face the Broncos next week.
Rivers completed 18 of 29 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown in Thursday's 21-10 win over the Broncos. It was a pedestrian performance for Rivers, as the veteran quarterback had put together three straight 300 yard games prior to Thursday's contest. Much of that had to do with the Broncos terrific defense, as the Chargers offense was forced to focus on ball control, rather than big play opportunities. While fantasy owners might not be thrilled with Rivers' numbers this week, he should be in prime position for a rebound when the Chargers travel to the Falcons next Sunday.
Rivers completed 21 of 30 passes for 359 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 34-31 loss at Oakland. Coming off a stunning home loss to New Orleans last week, Rivers did his part Sunday, putting the Chargers in a position to force overtime, but they botched a field goal attempt in the final couple of minutes. Despite missing key players on offense, the veteran QB has played well this season, posting an 11:3 TD:INT ratio. Also, Antonio Gates (hamstring) returned Sunday from a two-game absence to give the offense a boost, catching a short touchdown in the fourth quarter. It will get a lot tougher next week, as Rivers will have to deal with Denver's vaunted defense.
Rivers completed 28 of 43 pass attempts for 321 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 35-34 loss to the Saints. Rivers went over 300 yards for the second consecutive week, but he threw his first interception of the season, which came on a Hail Mary play after the Saints overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Despite the rash of injuries that have already hit the Chargers, Rivers continues to run the offense effectively, although the team dropped to 1-3 with the loss. Rivers will have the opportunity to continue his recent personal success in Week 5 against a Raiders pass defense that has ranked near the bottom of the league in every game this season.
Rivers completed 17 of 24 passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 38-7 blowout win over the Jaguars. He also rushed once for 10 yards. Rivers' low yardage total was due to the game's blowout nature, as San Diego shifted to a more run-heavy offense after building a 35-0 lead in the third quarter. He adapted well to the loss of top receiver Keenan Allen (torn ACL) by featuring new No. 1 option Travis Benjamin, but will have yet another obstacle to overcome with receiving back Danny Weadhood being carted off with a first-quarter knee injury. With a dearth of weapons and less than 250 yards passing in each of the first two weeks, the San Diego quarterback is far from a no-brainer start next week in Indianapolis.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|13||12/04||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||19.67|
|17||01/01||Kansas City Chiefs||14||19.67|
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|3 Year Avg||67.2||4519||31||14||67||0||360|