Philip Rivers #17 QB
Height / Weight
6'5" / 228 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
December 8, 1981 (36)
15th Season
2004 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 4 (NYG)
North Carolina State
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has taken advantage of some inferior defenses early in the season, racking up 680 yards and six touchdowns through two contests. He'll graduate to a much more formidable challenge in Week 3, however, as the Chargers are set to take on their crosstown rival Rams. The Rams have yet to give up a passing touchdown in 2018, are allowing an average of under 200 air yards per game, and have collected four interceptions. They haven't faced a quarterback of Rivers' caliber yet, but Rivers also has yet to square up with a defense this stifling. Only time will tell which side gives in Week 3, but this is one of the rare times at which it is worth considering benching Rivers in favor of a quarterback with a more favorable matchup.

4 days ago | RotoBaller

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 85% of his passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 2 win over Buffalo. Rivers tossed a pair of touchdowns in the first half to talented running back Melvin Gordon and a third to second-year wideout Mike Williams to put the game away. Rivers showed that he's still got plenty of life in his arm to make the tough throws as the touchdown to Williams was threaded through an incredibly tight window. With the plethora of weapons around him, Rivers should be in for a fantastic season and could realistically compete for an MVP at the age of 36.

4 days ago | RotoBaller

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers showed he's beck in regular-season form with a strong Week 1 against the Chiefs, and now he's licking his chops for his Week 2 matchup. Rivers will be squaring off in Buffalo against a Bills team that got routed in their season opener and gave up a whopping 47 points to the Ravens. Rivers and the Chargers are unanimously picked to win the game, and with his plethora of weapons available, he should put up fantastic numbers. While playing in Buffalo is always tough, going in September means he'll be expecting a balmy 83 degree day that should feel just like home.

7 days ago | RotoBaller