Rivers completed 30 of 41 passes for 252 yards. He threw three touchdowns, but also added two interceptions. Rivers had a tough time getting much done during the first half. The Chargers were held to small gains, as Rivers' longest completion went for just 15 yards. Things opened up a bit at halftime. Rivers would finally manage to connect on some big gains, and found his old friend Antonio Gates to be a major asset late in the contest. San Diego had a slim chance to get back into the game, but a late interception by Rivers sealed the victory for Denver. Rivers did have one carry during the contest, picking up 17 yards.
Rivers will look for more Week 9 against the Dolphins.
The Broncos have been among the 10-worst defense in the league when it comes to slowing down quarterbacks, allowing 20.3 Fantasy points per game. And, though the game will be taking place Thursday, Fantasy owners shouldn't be too worried about that putting a damper on Rivers' roll. Rivers scored 18 Fantasy points in his last Thursday night game, and had 34 points in two games against the Broncos last season.
This game has all of the makings of a shootout, and Rivers has been just about as good as any quarterback in the league. Even with the short week, keep Rivers active for Week 8.
The Chiefs were able to grind out long drives throughout the game, keeping the ball out of Rivers' hands and limiting the Chargers to just 21 minutes of possession. Rivers still managed multiple touchdowns for the sixth straight game, hitting John Phillips for a wide-open one-yard score in the first quarter and finding Antonio Gates in the end zone on a deflected pass from 27 yards out in the second quarter.
It was Rivers' first time falling short of a 120 quarterback rating since the season opener, and his 205 yards were by far a season low. He'll look for a better result against the Broncos in Denver on Thursday night.
Rivers hooked up with Eddie Royal for a 29-yard touchdown strike in the opening quarter. He threw a 5-yard pass to Malcom Floyd in the end zone for a score in the second quarter and then connected with Antonio Gates for a 1-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Rivers compiled 313 yards through the air while completing 22 of 34 passes. He added three touchdowns and no interceptions, registering a 123.8 passer rating. He was sacked once and rushed for 13 yards on five attempts. He has a 15-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio this season.
The Chargers will host the Chiefs in Week 7.
Rivers completed 20 of 28 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw one interception during the contest. Antonio Gates wound up playing a big role, hauling in two touchdowns. Despite the strong start, Rivers wound up being under pressure more often than usual. He took three sacks during the game. Rivers also had two rushing attempts for 3 yards. Rivers left the game in the fourth quarter, making way for Kellen Clemens to get some time. Rivers did admit to injuring his hand during the contest, but was able to play through the injury.
He'll take on the Raiders Week 6.
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|Bye: Week 10|
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|2005||San Diego Chargers||2||0||22||12||54.5||115||5.23||22||0||1||3/16||1||0||50.4|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||16||16||460||284||61.7||3388||7.37||57||22||9||27/144||41||5||92.0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||16||16||460||277||60.2||3152||6.85||49||21||15||22/163||44||4||82.4|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||16||478||312||65.3||4009||8.39||67||34||11||25/151||48||12||105.5|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||16||486||317||65.2||4254||8.75||81||28||9||25/167||64||12||104.4|
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