San Diego’s never had a reputation for being ravenous football town, but that doesn’t make the fact that the Chargers have played what is very likely their last game in San Diego any easier to swallow for the fans who do care. Those fans showed up to cheer their asses off yesterday, and they were rewarded with a 30-14…
Monday night’s Steelers-Chargers game was ostensibly a home game for the Chargers, but it sure didn’t feel like one for San Diego Philip Rivers. All the raucous Steelers fans at the stadium made it hard for Rivers to properly communicate with his offense.
When Philip Rivers threw his second touchdown pass in Monday night’s game against the Steelers, ESPN’s cameras caught him punching something out of midair. Some people thought it was a bird, but it was just his glove. That’s still a weird routine, but not nearly as violent.
San Diego Chargers players are mad at Seattle Seahawks rookie Frank Clark today, after he punched Philip Rivers in a scrum during last night’s preseason game in San Diego. As you can see, Rivers holds onto Clark after the play, which looks like it angered him. King Dunlap emphatically pulled Clark off of Rivers, which…
Because of their quarterback’s age and their potential relocation, the Chargers are coming to terms with the fact that Philip Rivers’s time there might be nearing an end. But with Marcus Mariota spending the day dining with San Diego coaches and executives, rumors are flying that the timeframe for Rivers’s exit might…
That vaunted quarterback class of 2004 will turn 34 this year—right around the age, if you're a good-to-great QB like Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, or Philip Rivers, you get that last longish-term contract to set you for life. Roethlisberger got his extension; Manning's is likely coming soon. But Rivers has made…
After Antonio Gates spoke out of class and revealed that his quarterback has been dealing with a "severe rib injury," the Chargers closed ranks. Rivers said he was fine. His coach said he wasn't injured. Gates claimed he had been misquoted. Then, yesterday, Rivers showed up on the injury report with a "chest injury."…
Peyton Manning was his usual brilliant self last night's win, tossing for 286 yards and three TDs in what eventually turned into a rout of San Diego. But, ever the perfectionist, he showed his anger both during and after the game with the guy controlling the scoreboard at Mile High.
If you're wondering about the No. 61 on the back of Philip Rivers's helmet today—and a surprising number of you are—know that the Chargers QB didn't grab the wrong helmet; it's a tribute to Rivers's center for the last decade, who may never play another game.
Some people are fans of the San Diego Chargers. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the San Diego Chargers. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.
If you've ever wanted to see Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in short shorts, high socks, and a wig, well, drink it all in.
What? Huh? San Diego, a team that eked its way into the playoffs in the final weeks, will take on the Broncos for the third time this season after beating the Bengals 27-10. Philip Rivers must have also talked to Ric Flair before his game.
So commenter 50ShadesOfJimGray made our day with his caption of this Philip Rivers GIF, but now we can't help but wonder what Rivers is actually saying. Maybe "Nnnnhh, peppermint roll!" is a real catchphrase.
San Diego 19, Indianapolis 9: This is the only GIF necessary from this game. Nick Novak hit a 50-yard field goal just inside the two-minute warning to give the Chargers a two-possession lead. This was Philip Rivers's reaction. He's like a sad movie character who pumps himself up in front of a mirror.
Last season, under Norv Turner and his Dink-and-Punt strategems, Philip Rivers became a dull, weaponless checkdown zombie, a man working anxiously behind a cobbled-together offensive line. Under Mike McCoy and his pepped-up offense, Rivers is looking a lot more like the slinging, derping Marmalard of old.
How many things go wrong in this last-ditch effort by the Chargers? We can't decide if Philip Rivers kicking the ball is pure genius or pure stupidity. Like many of Rivers's plays, it's probably somewhere in between.
Mr. Rivers, kicking the football will not be tolerated.