Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
2 months ago

New head coach Anthony Lynn said Rivers lost 10 pounds working in the Chargers' offseason conditioning program, ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn also said he believes Rivers can play at a high level for three or four more seasons, which explains why the team didn't select a potential successor during the 2017 draft. The Chargers did prioritize Rivers' supporting cast, surprisingly using their first-round selection on wide receiver Mike Williams (No. 7 overall), and then taking offensive linemen Forrest Lamp (No. 38) and Dan Feeney (No. 71) in Rounds 2 and 3. Williams will join a strong wideout group that already included Keenan Allen (knee), Travis Benjamin (knee) and 2016 leading receiver Tyrell Williams -- supported by the impressive tight end duo of Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. It appears the 35-year-old quarterback has his best supporting cast in quite some time, though he won't have favorite security blanket Danny Woodhead (knee), who signed with the Ravens after missing most of last season with a torn ACL.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
6 months ago

Rivers completed 22 of his 38 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers just missed setting a career high in touchdowns as he finished the season with 33, one off his best mark which he set in 2008.The 33-year-old also ended the season with 4,386 passing yards, good for fifth-best in the league and the eighth time Rivers has thrown for over 4,000 yards in the last nine seasons. Those figures are even more stunning given the fact Rivers was without two of his favorite receiving threats, Keenan Allen (knee) and Danny Woodhead (knee) for the majority of the season. Still, the late surge in interceptions was troubling, as the quarterback threw 14 picks through the final seven games en route to an erroneous 21 picks, a career high. That high total could be chalked up to Rivers feeling the need to press the issue, as the team was beset by injuries by the end of the year. With the emergence of Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry, Rivers figures to have plenty of weapons should the aforementioned Allen and Woodhead return to full health next season. If they can all stay healthy, no small task given the Chargers' injury history the last two seasons, Rivers should be primed for another excellent fantasy season.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
6 months ago

Rivers completed 22 of 38 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and two picks in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers' touchdown strike to long-time friend Antonio Gates in the second quarter put San Diego in control. He followed it with two picks later in the second quarter and by the time Rivers connected with Hunter Henry for a score in the fourth quarter, the game was already out of reach. Plenty of uncertainty surrounds the Chargers - location, coaching staff and Rivers himself. Wrapping up the season with a career low in completion percentage (60.4 percent) and high in interceptions (21) will do little to quell questions for a team that is otherwise in rebuilding mode.

Philip Rivers
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6 months ago1 Comment

Rivers completed 23 of 46 passes for 322 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 20-17 loss to the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers' very first pass was a 50-yarder to former Browns receiver Travis Benjamin, and his next completion was a 1-yard touchdown to Antonio Gates to cap the drive. He added another 1-yard passing score to Tyrell Williams in the second half, benefiting from the running game's inability to convert in close with Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) out. The 35-year-old quarterback has thrown multiple touchdown passes in eight straight games en route to his fifth career 30-touchdown campaign.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
6 months ago

Rivers completed 17 of 30 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers threw touchdown passes to Travis Benjamin and Hunter Henry to give his team the lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the offense struggled to produce in the final frame and saw Oakland win the game on a pair of field goals. He nearly went without an interception for the first time since Week 9 but was picked on his last drive of the game after a penalty put him in a fourth and long situation. Rivers has thrown multiple touchdowns in seven consecutive games but has also turned the ball over 16 times during that stretch. He will enjoy a favorable matchup next week against the Browns.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
6 months ago

Rivers completed 21 of 39 passes for 236 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers, who was sacked five times in the contest, also fumbled twice Sunday. He'll look to bounce back from the sloppy effort in Week 15, but in attempting to do so he'll face a tough challenge next weekend, with the 10-3 Raiders headed to San Diego and the offense potentially operating without top back Melvin Gordon, who is dealing with a hip issue.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
7 months ago

Rivers completed 15 of 26 passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. The veteran quarterback also tacked on three carries for 18 yards in the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Another game, another costly multi-interception performance. While the two touchdowns were certainly nice for fantasy owners, Rivers has now thrown seven interceptions in the last three games and has already exceeded his interception total (13) from last season. With four games remaining on the schedule, the 34-year-old could be in danger of surpassing his career high in interceptions (20), which he set back in 2011.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
7 months 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 LAC (9)
7 months 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 LAC (9)
8 months 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.