Philip Rivers completed 21 of 35 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Broncos. He also threw an interception and gained five yards on two rushes.
The 34-year-old finished off the season in relatively quiet fashion, no small surprise considering the decimated condition of his receiving corps. After Malcolm Floyd exited his final game early with a concussion, Rivers was once again down to rookies Tyrell Williams and Javontee Herndon, and second-year pro Dontrelle Inman, as his primary receivers. Factoring in that pass-catchers Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson and Antonio Gates all missed significant time either to injuries or suspension in 2015, Rivers' 4,792 yards passing on the season impressively qualifies as his highest total in 12 seasons, while his 29:12 TD:INT ratio also qualifies as one of the best of his career.
Philip Rivers completed 31 of 49 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Raiders.
He did not turn the ball over, and was sacked just once, but led the San Diego Chargers to just three points in the second half plus overtime after they scored 17 points on Oakland in the first half. Things will not get any easier for Rivers and company in Week 17, as they travel to Denver for the final game of the season.
After two relatively quiet weeks, Rivers came alive in an emotionally-charged contest that could have well been the last one played at Qualcomm Stadium. The 12-year veteran broke the 300-yard mark for the second time in the last four weeks, and his completion percentage was north of 70 percent for the first time since a Week 8 tilt against the Ravens. Notably, his elevated 8.64 yards per attempt on the afternoon was by far his best since that game as well, with the San Diego offense having been significantly comprised by multiple injuries at the receiver position throughout the last several weeks. Although those have certainly affected Rivers in recent games, he has had an outstanding season overall, posting a 26:12 TD/INT ratio and eclipsing the 4,000 yard mark for the third consecutive season. Rivers and the
Philip Rivers (foot/illness) completed 24 of 43 passes for 263 yards and an interception Sunday against the Chiefs.
Rivers connected with seven different receivers, though a number of them dropped passes in the pouring rain, the worst of which was a long ball to Malcom Floyd that should have been six but went incomplete. Danny Woodhead also had a shot at a game-tying touchdown as time expired but the ball went off his hands. Rivers has now failed to throw a touchdown pass in three of the last four games, and he'll look to break out of his slump next week against the Dolphins, who have allowed more passing touchdowns this season than all but four teams.
Philip Rivers (foot/illness) is active for Sunday's game at Kansas City.
In addition to the sore foot, Rivers was also said to be battling the flu this week, but neither ailment will prevent him from going in this game. The bigger concern would be the inability of the San Diego Chargers to put points on the board recently. Three weeks ago, Rivers faced this same Chiefs defense and threw for only 178 yards with no touchdowns.
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