Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
6 days ago

Rivers completed 22 of 30 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the win over the Texans on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Despite what appeared to be a tough matchup, Rivers was able to carve up the Texans secondary, completing over 70 percent of his passes in the game. While he wasn't able to pile up the yardage as he has done in previous weeks, the three touchdowns was a welcome sign, as Rivers has now put together four straight weeks with at least two touchdown passes. With a home matchup against the Buccaneers on tap next, Rivers should be poised for another big outing.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
3 weeks ago

Rivers completed 23 of 44 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns while throwing four interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers was well on his way to a terrific performance before a dreadful fourth quarter derailed his afternoon, and his team's chance at victory. After accumulating 179 yards and two touchdown passes through three quarters, Rivers managed to throw an interception on four of the final five series of the game to give the game away. While Rivers did pile up 147 yards in the final quarter, much of that came from a 51-yard catch-and-run by Tyrell Williams, who took a beautifully lofted throw and turned it into the Chargers final touchdown on the afternoon. In the last four games, Rivers has now compiled a ghastly 8:8 touchdown:interception ratio and has compiled over 300 yards passing just twice over the stretch. He'll use the bye week to regroup before taking on Texans in Week 12.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
4 weeks ago

Rivers completed 24 of 33 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers got the Chargers up on the Titans early on with touchdowns to Antonio Gates and Tyrell Williams. He was able to take a bit of a backseat in the second half as Melvin Gordon and San Diego's defense picked up the scoring. Gordon's 196 rushing yards will end up being the story of the game, and rightly so, as it was his fourth game of at least 90 rushing yards and third in four games. In those four games, Rivers has averaged just 235 passing yards as compared to 324 yards per game in his other five contests. His touchdown:interception ratio is better with Gordon running, however, 9:3 to 8:4 and Sunday was the first game since Week 1 in which Rivers was sacked fewer than twice. If a better turnover ratio and cleaner pocket is the trade-off for fewer yards, Gordon's emergence may well be worth it for Rivers.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
1 month ago

Rivers connected on 20 of 47 passes for 267 yards, two touchdowns and three picks in Sunday's loss to Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers got the Chargers off on the right foot, finding Derek Watt in the flat for a 53-yard catch-and-run and then capping the drive off with a seven-yard strike to old friend Antonio Gates for the score. Rivers would add another touchdown, a nifty 14-yard to Travis Benjamin in the back of the end zone, in the third quarter, but much of the in-between and after was rough to watch. Rivers was sacked four times, hit on numerous other drop backs and threw three picks - all of them either returned for a touchdown or inside the red zone for Denver. The game was a season-worst for Rivers who has otherwise overcome a host of injuries around him to move on pace to eek past last season's 29:13 touchdown:interception ratio in a more balanced Chargers offense.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
1 month ago

Rivers completed 27 of his 44 passes for a season-high 371 yards and one touchdown, while throwing one interception in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers and the rest of the Chargers offense was able to march up and down the field Sunday, recording a season-high in total yardage. Much to the dismay of fantasy owners, the mass amount of yards wasn't able to turn into many passing touchdowns as the offense stalled near the red zone, but it was encouraging to see Rivers put together another solid performance after being stymied by the Broncos defense last week. The 34-year-old quarterback will look to avenge that poor performance when he travels to face the Broncos next week.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
2 months ago

Rivers completed 18 of 29 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown in Thursday's 21-10 win over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

It was a pedestrian performance for Rivers, as the veteran quarterback had put together three straight 300 yard games prior to Thursday's contest. Much of that had to do with the Broncos terrific defense, as the Chargers offense was forced to focus on ball control, rather than big play opportunities. While fantasy owners might not be thrilled with Rivers' numbers this week, he should be in prime position for a rebound when the Chargers travel to the Falcons next Sunday.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
2 months ago3 Comments

Rivers completed 21 of 30 passes for 359 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 34-31 loss at Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off a stunning home loss to New Orleans last week, Rivers did his part Sunday, putting the Chargers in a position to force overtime, but they botched a field goal attempt in the final couple of minutes. Despite missing key players on offense, the veteran QB has played well this season, posting an 11:3 TD:INT ratio. Also, Antonio Gates (hamstring) returned Sunday from a two-game absence to give the offense a boost, catching a short touchdown in the fourth quarter. It will get a lot tougher next week, as Rivers will have to deal with Denver's vaunted defense.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
2 months ago

Rivers completed 28 of 43 pass attempts for 321 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 35-34 loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers went over 300 yards for the second consecutive week, but he threw his first interception of the season, which came on a Hail Mary play after the Saints overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Despite the rash of injuries that have already hit the Chargers, Rivers continues to run the offense effectively, although the team dropped to 1-3 with the loss. Rivers will have the opportunity to continue his recent personal success in Week 5 against a Raiders pass defense that has ranked near the bottom of the league in every game this season.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
2 months 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)
3 months 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.