Philip Rivers reiterated that his early-season struggles last year were not injury related.
"I was not hurt, and still don't. I feel great," Rivers said. "It's a compliment. It's not true, but I appreciate that nobody thinks that I would throw 20 picks unless I was hurt, so I guess that's a good thing." Although blame can be shared among the offensive line, Antonio Gates' foot injuries, and bad luck, several analysts believed Rivers sported less velocity and accuracy before November.