Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
6 days ago

Rivers completed 26-of-39 pass attempts for 330 yards with no touchdowns in Sunday's 26-22 loss at Indianapolis. He also lost a fumble at one point.

EDGE Analysis

Missing a couple of key weapons in Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead, Rivers struggled to generate points in a favorable matchup Sunday, as the team's lone offensive touchdown came on a Melvin Gordon run. He did a great job spreading the ball around, however, as eight different players caught at least one pass. The veteran QB also got rookie tight end Hunter Henry involved, as the duo hooked up five times for 76 yards in absence of Antonio Gates (hamstring). Rivers has another strong matchup in Week 4, facing a vulnerable Saints' secondary in San Diego.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
2 weeks ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
3 weeks ago

Rivers completed 25 of 36 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He added nine rushing yards on two carries

EDGE Analysis

The main story coming out of Sunday's game is the fate of Keenan Allen. Losing Allen for the year would no doubt cut deeply into Rivers value. Rivers was posting a 102.1 quarterback rating through eight weeks last season until Allen was lost for the year. He proceeded to post a rating of 84.6 for the remainder of the season, his completion percentage, yards per game and touchdown:interception ration all plunging. If there is a silver lining in what remains of the season for Rivers it's the potential of the team's running game. The Chargers rushed for 155 yards on Sunday after topping the century mark just three times last season. In those three games, Rivers' quarterback rating was 101.9 and he completed 70.8 percent of his passes at 8.1 yards per attempt. In the 13 games the Chargers failed to run for 100 yards, River's quarterback rating was 92.4 and he completed 65.3 percent of his passes at 7.1 yards per attempt.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
3 weeks ago

Rivers recently restructured his contract with the Chargers, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers' contract details were revised in order to open some short-term salary cap space for the Chargers, who have a number of players that need to be paid on injured reserve. Although $6 million of Rivers' salary was transferred to a roster bonus, he'll still earn his originally scheduled $16.5 million this season, but San Diego will have $1.5 million less cap room in the next three years as a result of Rivers' restructuring.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
1 month ago

Rivers completed five of his nine passes for 54 yards and an interception in the Chargers' preseason loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

In likely his final action of the preseason, Rivers was kept quiet, resorting mainly to check down passes and dump offs over the middle of the field in order to move the ball. While the numbers certainly don't look good, his lone interception did come off a dropped pass by Keenan Allen which bounced neatly into the arms of Vikings safety Harrison Smith. Despite the rocky start, Rivers still figures to put up strong fantasy numbers in a dynamic Chargers offense.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
1 month ago

Rivers will sit out Friday's preseason matchup with the Cardinals, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran quarterback attempted just three passes in Week 1 of the preseason. The move to rest Rivers is unsurprising, as the Chargers are clearly opting to favor his health over the need for preseason snaps. Also, he received plenty of work in two joint practices with the Cardinals early in the week.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
2 months ago

Rivers completed 2-of-3 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown in his only drive of Saturday's preseason opening 27-10 loss at Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers capped his only drive with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Melvin Gordon. Last year's second-leading passer looks ready to carry that form into 2016 at age 34.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
9 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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
QB SD (11)
9 months ago

Rivers completed 31 of 49 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

He did not turn the ball over, and was sacked just once, but led the 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.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
9 months ago

Rivers completed 26 of 36 passes for 311 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked once and also recovered a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

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 Chargers close out the 2015 campaign on the road versus the Broncos and Raiders.