Emotional Philip Rivers thanks San Diego for its support

Sports 02/01/19, 14:50

Philip Rivers simply wanted to say thanks to San Diego for the way it supported him during his first 13 seasons in the NFL.He knew it wouldn't be as easy as he still makes it look on the field on Sunday afternoons as quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers.Understanding the ...

Pats’ Flowers, Brown fined $20K by NFL for hits vs. Chargers

Sports 01/19/19, 20:47

New England Patriots teammates Trey Flowers and Trent Brown have each been fined $20,054 by the NFL for illegal hits in the Patriots' divisional-round win last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.Flowers' fine was for a low hit on quarterback Philip Rivers that resulted in a penalty for roughing the ...

Chargers GM Telesco has no timetable on Rivers deal

Football 01/17/19, 19:15

Philip Rivers just concluded his 15th season with the Los Angeles Chargers but the quarterback's future beyond 2019 is one of many areas that general manager Tom Telesco will have to address during the offseason.Telesco reiterated during his season-ending news conference Thursday that Rivers isn't going anywhere but didn't elaborate ...

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

Football 01/13/19, 16:44

Sony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 in the divisional playoffs on Sunday to earn their eighth straight trip to AFC championship game.New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week's AFC title game. ...

Rivers, Chargers look to end dominance by Brady, Patriots

Football 01/12/19, 16:54

Tom Brady typically shrugs off any mention of records or milestones he sets.But even he had to chuckle at the one he and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will mark when they meet in Sunday's divisional playoffs.Brady, who will be 41 years and 163 days old, and Rivers, at 37 years ...

Kings of the Road: Chargers have thrived in games out East

Football 01/09/19, 21:09

Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers have already played in most of the toughest road environments in the NFL this season.So a trip to New England for Sunday's AFC divisional-round game isn't anything out of the ordinary.Considering how well the Chargers have played away from home, it may end ...

Patriots defense aims to win ‘mind game’ with crafty Rivers

Football 01/09/19, 18:20

Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers says thinking about how to defend against the Los Angeles Chargers has kept him up at night."Over the bye I had a dream about not setting the edge," Flowers said this week. "I woke up and it was a nightmare."New England's leader this season with ...

Brady’s respect for Rivers is high entering playoff matchup

Football 01/07/19, 19:56

Tom Brady doesn't know Philip Rivers well on a personal level.But as the Patriots quarterback began his preparations for Sunday's divisional playoff game with the Chargers, he said he only had to think back to their AFC championship game matchup during the 2007 season to remind himself of Rivers' toughness."I ...

Beating Ravens gets Chargers a date with Brady and Patriots

Football 01/07/19, 05:31

The Los Angeles Chargers' prize for dismantling the toughest defense in the NFL is a road game against a team that has long been a nemesis for Philip Rivers.Los Angeles advanced to the divisional round of the postseason by beating the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday. Next up, a matchup ...

Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of NFL playoffs

Sports 01/06/19, 21:03

Philip Rivers has come up empty against Tom Brady every time.He gets another shot next weekend.Rivers directed the Los Angeles Chargers to a 23-17 playoff victory at Baltimore on Sunday, setting up another high-stakes matchup with Brady and the New England Patriots. For all of Rivers' success during his 15 ...

Chargers QB Rivers hopes to avenge earlier loss to Ravens

Football 01/02/19, 20:24

Philip Rivers can speak from experience on how fleeting postseason opportunities can be.Rivers led the Chargers into the playoffs the first four years he was the team's starting quarterback, but Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens marks only his second appearance since the 2009 season and first in five seasons."When ...

Chargers beat Broncos 23-9 despite feeble offense

Football 12/30/18, 19:35

Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers recovered from a slow start to beat the Broncos 23-9 Sunday for their first win in Denver since 2013.The Chargers (12-4) are headed to the playoffs for the first time in five years, but they'll go in as a wild-card thanks to a ...

Chargers, Broncos reverse roles in season finale

Football 12/27/18, 19:59

Philip Rivers feels Von Miller's pain.Three years ago, it was Rivers leading the Chargers into the finale of a failed season, playing for pride and facing a talent-laden Broncos team that was jockeying for playoff position.The Chargers put a scare into the Broncos that day before Peyton Manning returned after ...

Rivers, Chargers understand outside help moot without a win

Football 12/26/18, 19:58

Philip Rivers is an Oakland Raiders fan this week, sort of.Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers can win the AFC West and secure home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs by beating Denver and having the Raiders defeat Kansas City on Sunday.The Chargers can also take the division title, a first-round ...

Chiefs fall to 0-2 when trying to clinch AFC’s top seed

Sports 12/24/18, 14:40

The Chiefs had a chance to wrap up a third consecutive AFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs with two weeks to go, only to watch Philip Rivers lead the Los Angeles Chargers to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns in a comeback.The Chiefs got a do-over ...

Rivers, Chargers’ offense sputter against Ravens

Football 12/23/18, 01:59

The tables were turned on Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers' offense.Instead of controlling the clock, avoiding mistakes and putting the pressure on the Baltimore Ravens' run-heavy offense and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, it was Rivers who was left flustered and frustrated by a lack of opportunities and a ...

Ravens-Chargers matchup features dramatic differences at QB

Football 12/20/18, 17:19

The quarterback matchup for Saturday's pivotal game between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers might offer the biggest contrasts this season.The Chargers, who have clinched their first postseason berth since 2013, feature cagy veteran Philip Rivers, who is having one of the best seasons of his 15-year career. The ...

Healthy, confident Mike Williams coming up big for Chargers

Football 12/19/18, 15:43

Mike Williams is healthy and confident for the first time in two seasons, which is paying huge dividends for the Los Angeles Chargers.Williams leads the team in receiving touchdowns with nine going into Saturday's game against Baltimore. He is coming off his biggest game in the NFL with seven receptions ...

Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players

Sports 12/18/18, 20:40

The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game.James, a first-round draft choice, will be joined on the AFC squad by veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, wide receiver Keenan Allen, running back Melvin Gordon, ...

Chiefs left to stew over missed chances against Chargers

Football 12/14/18, 13:42

The Kansas City Chiefs will have 10 days to stew over Mike Williams' touchdown catch, Philip Rivers' wave as he trotted off the field and the golden opportunity they let slip away Thursday night.They had led the Los Angeles Chargers nearly wire-to-wire, taking an early 14-0 lead and looking every ...

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