Rivers completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 329 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 7 against the Titans.
Rivers had combined to throw four interceptions across his last two games entering his matchup against the Titans. However, he displayed an ability to both work efficiently and securely, averaging 8.7 yards per attempt without committing a turnover. Racking up yardage has hardly been an issue for Rivers this season -- this performance was his fifth with more than 300 yards -- though this was only the second time in his last five games that he attempted fewer than 40 passes. Given that significant volume, Rivers is a viable quarterback to turn to even given his inconsistent efficiency. On the other hand, he will draw a tough matchup in Week 8 as the Chargers will take on the Bears.
Rivers completed 26 of 44 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns in the 24-17 loss Sunday night to the Steelers. He also threw two interceptions and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.
Two of Rivers' first three possessions ended in turnovers, as a fumble returned for a score and a batted-ball-turned-interception immediately put the Chargers in an early hole. As a result, the veteran was able to pile up statistics playing catch-up, but it took until seven minutes left in the fourth quarter for Rivers to toss his first touchdown, ultimately connecting with tight end Hunter Henry on two consecutive drives in the end zone to make the score closer than the game ultimately was. Things won't get much easier for Rivers next week, as the Chargers travel to face a Titans defense that's allowing just over 15 points per contest.
Rivers completed 32 of 48 pass attempts for 211 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Broncos.
Although he completed a respectable 67 percent of his passes, Rivers failed to generate big plays regularly and finished averaging 4.4 yards per attempt. He threw one interception in the first quarter and another in the third to give him his first multi-turnover game of the season. Rivers, who also came in averaging 313.5 passing yards per game this season, will look to move on from this forgettable effort in next Sunday's home matchup against the Steelers.
Rivers completed 24 of his 30 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns in the 30-10 win Sunday over the Dolphins.
Despite missing both Travis Benjamin (hip) and Mike Williams (back) entering the contest, Rivers knifed through the Dolphins' defense with his usual reliance on Austin Ekeler (five targets) and Keenan Allen (six targets), but it was the emergence of Dontrelle Inman (five catches, 76 yards) that ultimately helped seal the deal. In a contrast to last week, Rivers had plenty of time to survey the field. He routinely hit the aforementioned targets underneath, or particularly in Inman's case, on back-shoulder fades, while easily marching down the field. It won't be smooth sailing in Week 5, however, as the Broncos' vaunted secondary travels to Los Angeles.
Rivers completed 31 of his 46 pass attempts for 318 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the Texans. He also added two rushes for nine yards.
Rivers was routinely pressured and sacked five times, making it difficult for him to operate efficiently. That said, his gaudy yardage total was based mostly on volume as he averaged only 6.9 yards per attempt. Regardless of how it's come, Rivers has been especially productive through three games this season, racking up 944 passing yards and five touchdowns. He'll look to keep things going in a positive Week 4 matchup against the Dolphins.
Rivers completed 21 of 36 passes for 293 yards and one interception during Sunday's 13-10 defeat in Detroit. He also took his sole carry for 12 yards.
Without tight end Hunter Henry (knee) at his disposal, Rivers focused most of his attention on Keenan Allen (15 targets), Austin Ekeler (six) and Mike Williams (five), the latter of whom logged a limited snap count due to a knee injury of his own. Beyond that trio, no other Charger managed more than two looks. That said, with the game on the line at the Lions' 28-yard line and less than two minutes remaining, Rivers looked Allen's way for the last time and was picked off by Darius Slay in the end zone. Rivers will attempt to bounce back Week 3 with a healthier Williams against an imposing Texans defense.
Rivers expects to stay with the Chargers beyond 2019, NFL.com's Jelani Scott reports. "I really just feel at peace about that," Rivers said. "[General manager Tom Telesco] and I had really good conversations throughout the last couple months. I think it's sincere, the both of us, really desire I'm still a Charger in 2020."
The two sides weren't able to work out an extension before the first game of Rivers' contract season, but it doesn't like there's much concern about eventually reaching an agreement, even if it waits until the offseason. As for the immediate future, Rivers will face a challenge Sunday in Detroit, with the Chargers missing TE Hunter Henry (knee) and possibly WR Mike Williams (knee).
Rivers completed 25 of 34 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns to go along with one interception in the 30-24 overtime win over the Colts on Sunday.
Rivers' lone interception nearly proved costly, as the Chargers were on the doorsteps of securing a two-score advantage with just minutes remaining, only for free safety Malik Hooker to make a tremendously athletic play and change the momentum. While the Colts would score a touchdown and two-point conversion on the ensuing drive, Rivers and the Chargers marched down in the opening overtime drive, with the veteran signal caller finding his favorite target, Keenan Allen, on multiple occasions to maneuver down the field. Rivers benefited from his targets making plenty of moves after the catch, most notably running back Austin Ekeler taking a screen pass for a 55-yard touchdown. The 37-year-old figures to have another solid matchup on tap against the Texans in Week 2.
Rivers did not play in the team's 27-24 preseason win over the 49ers on Thursday.
Neither the 49ers or Chargers played any of their projected starters so this is far from shocking. The 37-year-old should be good to go for his 16th professional season and remains one of the more reliable quarterbacks in the NFL, having never missed a start since taking over the starting role in 2006.
Rivers won't play in the team's third preseason game Saturday against the Seahawks, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Head coach Anthony Lynn ultimately left the decision up to the veteran quarterback who subsequently declined the opportunity for reps in the exhibition contest. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Rivers has yet to play in the preseason in 2019. Expect Easton Stick and Cardale Jones to see the majority of the playing time, with primary backup Tyrod Taylor clearly separating himself from the pack for the No. 2 role thus far in training camp.
Rivers won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Saints, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Rivers, who is no longer expected to sign a contract extension as he plays out the final year of his current deal, will thus sit out the Chargers' second exhibition tilt as a precuation. Assuming he sees some action in the team's third preseason game next week against the Seahawks, he'd presumably be working minus top playmakers Melvin Gordon (contract holdout) and Keenan Allen (ankle).
Rivers no longer is expected to sign a contract extension, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Reports throughout the offseason suggested Rivers would sign a new contract before Week 1, with the 37-year-old quarterback stating his intention to play at least one more season after 2019. This doesn't mean he's changed his mind, but it does suggest he'll wait until the offseason to discuss terms. Rivers is entering the final season of a four-year deal, suddenly looking at some question marks around him with Melvin Gordon (contract holdout), Keenan Allen (ankle) and starting left tackle Russell Okung (pulmonary embolism) all missing from practice.
Rivers won't play in Thursday's preseason game at Arizona, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
This was more or less expected of the 15-year veteran, who may make just one appearance during exhibition season. Team management is facing off with holdout Melvin Gordon, so Rivers could be without his No. 1 back once the games count if the running back stays away into the regular season. In such a scenario, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson likely would share RB reps, but at the very least Rivers has a pair of standout wide receivers (Keenan Allen and Mike Williams) in addition to up-and-coming tight end Hunter Henry to fuel the passing attack.
Rivers has been an active participant in the Chargers' offseason practices, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.
Rivers' involvement in offseason workouts is relevant since he bowed out of this past winter's Pro Bowl, citing an injury. Any injury real or embellished is now a thing of the past, allowing Rivers to prepare for the upcoming campaign without any restrictions. Entering the last season of his contract, the 37-year-old could receive an extension at some point later this summer.
Rivers (ankle) said he intends to play at least two more seasons, XTRA 1360 San Diego reports.
Entering the final season of a four-year contract, Rivers is expected to sign an extension at some point this summer. He skipped the Pro Bowl with an ankle injury, but it doesn't seem to be impacting his offseason routine or posing any threat to his remarkable streak of 208 consecutive starts. The 37-year-old quarterback hopes growth from Mike Williams and Hunter Henry can make up for the offseason departure of Tyrell Williams to Oakland. While few signal-callers are in a better position to succeed in real-life terms, Rivers' complete lack of rushing production limits his ceiling as a fantasy asset.
Rivers (ankle) is missing the start of the Chargers' voluntary offseason program to take an Easter vacation with his family, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
The reasoning behind his absence should quiet any rumors about Rivers playing hardball to create leverage for an extension. He's entering the final season of a four-year, $83.5 million contract, and GM Tom Telesco has already made it clear the Chargers want to discuss a new deal. Rivers skipped the Pro Bowl with an ankle injury, but there hasn't been any suggestion it's a serious issue that will impact his preparation for the upcoming season. The 37-year-old quarterback shouldn't have any trouble securing a larger salary from the team, assuming he'll commit to playing beyond 2019.
General manager Tom Telesco said the Chargers want to discuss a contract extension with Rivers (ankle), Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
The 37-year-old quarterback has already stated his intention to play beyond 2019, the final season of his four-year, $83.5 million extension. He finished top 10 in the NFL for nearly every major passing category in 2018, leading the Chargers back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. With the core of the team under contract for at least one more season, Rivers likely envisions a deeper playoff run in 2019. He'll miss the Pro Bowl with an ankle injury, though it's probably just an excuse to skip a game he's already taken part in plenty of times.
Rivers won't play in the Pro Bowl "due to injury," Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.
The news accompanied a press release from the Colts' official site regarding Andrew Luck earning a bid to the Pro Bowl as an alternate. Rivers ceded his spot on the AFC's squad, but the nature of the injury is unknown. As Fortier pointed out, Rivers appeared to be restricted at times during Sunday's divisional-round beatdown at New England, but the quarterback met with the media Monday and "looked OK." No matter what Rivers is dealing with, he hasn't missed a start since becoming the Chargers' starting signal-caller in 2006 and is on the heels of a bounce-back campaign, both statistically and team-wise.
Rivers completed 25 of 51 passes for 331 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, along with a two-point conversion. in Sunday's 41-28 divisional-round loss to New England.
Gillette Stadium has been a house of horrors for Rivers throughout his career, and this game was no exception. His day got off to a promising start with a 43-yard touchdown to Keenan Allen on Los Angeles' first drive, but Rivers didn't produce another touchdown until there was 7:38 remaining in the fourth quarter. He padded his stats from that point on with a one-yard touchdown pass to Virgil Green, a two-point conversion to Allen and an eight-yard score to Antonio Gates, but the veteran quarterback certainly wasn't at his sharpest considering he ultimately completed fewer than half of his passes. There's a potential out in Rivers' contract after this season, but it's hard to imagine the Chargers parting ways with their franchise quarterback despite the sour taste of this most recent postseason exit. Rivers was productive during the regular season with 4,308 passing yards and a 32:12 touchdown to interception ratio.
Rivers completed 22 of 32 passes for 160 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Chargers' 23-17 wild-card win over the Ravens on Sunday. He also rushed three times for 15 yards and completed a two-point conversion pass to Mike Williams.
Although the final line may have been underwhelming from a fantasy perspective, it was essentially ideal given the real-life football circumstances surrounding the contest. Rivers put together a prototypical veteran game-manager effort in a considerably hostile postseason road environment, remaining free of turnovers while only taking one sack. The 37-year-old even showed off some surprising mobility at a key moment, rumbling for nine yards on a third-and-8 early in the fourth quarter. Given the difficulty of the matchup, Rivers' output has to be considered more than serviceable, especially since it led to a victorious outcome. The veteran will now look to repeat the feat in yet another difficult setting during the divisional round, as Los Angeles will travel to New England to tangle with the Patriots next Sunday.
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|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||16||478||312||65.3||4009||8.39||67||34||11||25/151||48||12||105.5|
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|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||16||544||378||69.5||4478||8.23||60||32||11||30/150||60||6||105.5|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||16||570||379||66.5||4286||7.52||59||31||18||36/189||57||9||93.8|
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|2019||Los Angeles Chargers||7||7||7||24||3.4||12||0||0||2|
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|2007||San Diego Chargers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2005||San Diego Chargers||2||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2005||San Diego Chargers||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||16||8||2||0||4||0||0||4||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||16||11||6||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||8||4||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||6||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||16||7||4||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||16||9||5||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||16||15||7||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||3||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||8||2||0||5||0||0||5||0|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||16||4||2||0||2||1||0||3||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||9||5||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||8||1||0||5||0||0||5||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||16||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2019||Los Angeles Chargers||7||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|