Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
8 months ago

Rivers (foot/illness) completed 24 of 43 passes for 263 yards and an interception Sunday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers connected with seven different receivers, though a number of them dropped passes in the pouring rain, the worst of which was a long ball to Malcom Floyd that should have been six but went incomplete. Danny Woodhead also had a shot at a game-tying touchdown as time expired but the ball went off his hands. Rivers has now failed to throw a touchdown pass in three of the last four games, and he'll look to break out of his slump next week against the Dolphins, who have allowed more passing touchdowns this season than all but four teams.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
8 months ago2 Comments

Rivers (foot/illness) is active for Sunday's game at Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to the sore foot, Rivers was also said to be battling the flu this week, but neither ailment will prevent him from going in this game. The bigger concern would be the inability of the Chargers to put points on the board recently. Three weeks ago, Rivers faced this same Chiefs defense and threw for only 178 yards with no touchdowns.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
8 months ago

Rivers (foot/illness) is expected to start Sunday against he Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers is reportedly battling a stomach bug but it won't be enough to hold him out. That being said, Rapoport notes that both Kellen Clemens and Brad Sorensen will dress in case Rivers can't continue to play. Rivers had four touchdown passes in Week 12 against the Jaguars, but he struggled in the surrounding weeks, failing to throw for even 210 yards or a touchdown, including Week 11 against the Chiefs when he passed for just 178 yards and an interception.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
8 months ago1 Comment

Rivers (foot) is battling the flu bug but is still expected to play Sunday against the Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

An unnamed Chargers official downplayed the severity of the illness, saying it "will take more than this to knock him out of a game." Rivers is also dealing with a foot injury, but remains official probable for Week 14 after practicing in full Thursday and Friday. He has averaged 6.30 yards per attempt in his last three games.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
8 months ago

Rivers (foot) practiced fully Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

There's little doubt that Rivers will play Sunday against the Chiefs, though which wideouts he will have available to throw to in the contest remains cloudy, with both Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman missing practice this week.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
8 months ago

Rivers (foot) was limited at practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

That said, Rivers -- who has started 156 straight games -- indicated that his streak is not in jeopardy this week. "I'll be out there," the QB said with regard to his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Philip Rivers
QB SD (11)
8 months ago

Rivers completed 18 of 35 passes for 202 yards with an interception in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

It was a tough matchup for Rivers, and he struggled, taking four sacks and having his interception returned for a touchdown in the first quarter (he's had a league-high five interceptions returned for a score this year). Other than his four-touchdown explosion last week at Jacksonville, it hasn't been easy lately for Rivers, who has had to deal with poor offensive line play and multiple injuries to key wideouts. He'll look to bounce back next week at Kansas City, which held him to just 178 yards and an interception in Week 11.