Philip Rivers | QB | San Diego Chargers
Posted: 12/19/2014 10:38am et
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) looked good throwing the ball in the practice Thursday, Dec. 18, according to head coach Mike McCoy. 'Philip had an outstanding day,' McCoy said. 'A ball did not hit the ground in all the throws he made today. Philip was Philip, so he'll be ready to roll.'
Huddle Up: We've been hearing the "Rivers is hurt" talk for a couple weeks now, but for championship week it appears all systems are go for him to be in the lineup as per usual.
Posted: 12/18/2014 10:12am et
Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is battling a back injury that is more severe than the team has acknowledged, according to a league source. Rivers' back injury was quietly added to San Diego's injury report last week, to go along with the rib injury he has been battling for weeks. By now, Rivers' rib injuries are improved, making his back injury the significant issue, a league source said.
Huddle Up: Rivers has played through a torn ACL before, so playing through a back injury seems like par for the course for him. However, you have to think such an injury impacts Rivers' effectiveness; so does losing Keenan Allen to a busted collarbone.
Posted: 12/17/2014 6:44pm et
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) took part in a walkthrough Wednesday, Dec. 17, but didn't take part in practice, but he fully expects to play in Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers. 'At this point in the week I think there's no doubt,' Rivers said. TE Antonio Gates said Rivers has been dealing with a 'very severe rib injury' in mid-November. Rivers has started 142 straight games, and he thinks sitting out practice this week will help him play this weekend.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Rivers will be out there Saturday night, but his stock is lowered this week given his recent slump and the the loss of top WR Keenan Allen to injury.
Posted: 12/16/2014 7:35pm et
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, chest) said he's in good health and ready to play against the San Francisco 49ers this week.
Huddle Up: Rivers will be good to go Saturday against the Niners, but it's been a struggle for the QB of late as he's thrown for only 421 yards, two TDs and three interceptions in back-to-back home losses to the Patriots and Broncos. Weigh your starting options carefully.
Posted: 12/2/2014 4:43pm et
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has been good all season long against blitzes, and the same rung true in the team's Week 13 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Rivers was 14-for-16 for 117 yards and two touchdowns against at least five rushers against the Ravens, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He was 12-for-13 for 172 yards and two touchdowns when Baltimore sent at least one defensive back as a pass rusher. Rivers also went 8-for-8 for 156 yards on third down in the game, and no quarterback has a higher completion percentage than him at 67.5 percent this year.
Huddle Up: In rallying the Bolts to a win this past Sunday, Rivers had his first multi-TD-pass game since Week 8 and his first 300-yard game since Week 6. Those who are starting him again this week can hope for an aerial shootout to develop between Rivers and Tom Brady on Sunday night.
Posted: 11/18/2014 12:19am et
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (rib) is not receiving treatment on the rib injury he suffered in Week 11, according to head coach Mike McCoy.
Huddle Up: An MVP candidate and sure-fire every-week fantasy starter only a month ago, Rivers has thrown for a combined 338 yards, 1 TD and 3 interceptions over the last 2 games and all the injury reports have Bolt fans and fantasy GMs really wondering about the QB's health.
Posted: 11/16/2014 11:46pm et
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (ribs) suffered a rib injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders. TE Antonio Gates said Sunday, Nov. 16, Rivers has been playing with a severe rib injury, but 'he's been toughing it out these last three or four weeks.' Rivers downplayed the situation, and said he is no more banged up than any other quarterback in the league.
Huddle Up: Rivers' play has declined after a torrid start to the season. The injury to his ribs could be a reason why. Rivers will be evaluated again on Monday. Rivers and the Chargers face a Rams defense Sunday that has been red hot of late.
Posted: 2/2/2014 4:05pm et
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was named the 2013 Comeback Player of the Year by The Associated Press Saturday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: Rivers certainly was deserving, finding new life under coach Mike McCoy and posting the third-most passing yards (4,478) and second-most passing TDs (32) of his career.