Rivers completed 19 of 26 pass attempts, for 306 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 20-19 win against Tennessee. The reliable and often underrated Rivers continues his multi-touchdown streak, with at least two touchdowns in every game thus far this season for Los Angeles, and a 17:3 TD:INT on the year overall. His fantasy production has been exceptionally steady as well, as Rivers is one of just three quarterbacks (including Patrick Mahomes and Cam Newton) who entered Week 7 with at least 15.8 fantasy points (standard scoring) in every game thus far in 2018. Following a bye week, Rivers and the Chargers will re-emerge Nov. 4 to take on a Seattle defense that allowed an average passer rating of 79.9 coming into the weekend (among the NFL's top five in that category).
Rivers completed 11 of 20 passes for 207 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 38-14 win over the Browns. Cleveland's defense had done a good job against quarterbacks this season, but the Browns had no answer for Rivers in the first half. He hooked up with Tyrell Williams for touchdowns of 45 and 29 yards in the second quarter, but Los Angeles' lead got so bloated that Rivers didn't have to do anything of consequence after halftime and was even replaced by Geno Smith late. Rivers will face the Titans in Week 7.
Rivers completed 22 of 27 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns in the 26-10 victory over the Raiders on Sunday. Rivers was as efficient as ever Sunday, completing all but five of his passes in what quickly turned into a rout. Going 7-for-13 on third down helped propel the Chargers to a sizable lead entering the fourth quarter, but it was Rivers' ability to quickly get the ball out of his hands which helped create the positive conversion rating, as the offense was rarely in third-and-long situations. Rivers' first touchdown pass summed up the Raiders' entire afternoon, as the veteran quarterback bobbled the shotgun snap and then narrowly avoided two wide-open edge rushers to toss a simple checkdown to Austin Ekeler, who promptly took it 44 yards for six points. Through five weeks, Rivers is nearly on pace to post a career-high completion percentage (70.1) and has a sterling 13:2 TD:INT. That could change next week when the Chargers travel to face a capable Browns defense.
Rivers completed 25 of 39 passing attempts for 250 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 29-27 win over the 49ers. Rivers threw a pick-six on his second throw of the day, followed by the Chargers punting on their next two possessions, but the 36-year-old would then lead five straight scoring drives en route to the victory. The long-time Charger has now thrown for 250 yards and a trio of scores in all but one contest this season with a 226-yard, two-touchdown effort Week 3 being the lone exception. He'll look to keep rolling at home Week 5 against the Raiders.
Rivers completed 23 of 27 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-20 victory versus the Bills. The Chargers offense demonstrated remarkable balance Week 2, attempting 27 passes versus 26 runs. Rivers directed it admirably, posting the second-highest completion percentage in a given game (85.2) in his lengthy career. Moreover, he posted his 10th performance (in 194 starts) with three touchdowns, no interceptions and at least 9.5 yards per attempt. He'll upgrade opponents significantly Week 3, exchanging the dismal Bills for the rampaging Rams in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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