Fourth Toughest Quarterback to Face – Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers has had himself a decent career after being drafted fourth overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. After sitting behind Drew Brees for two seasons, he took the reigns in San Diego and has compiled a record of 92-68 in ten seasons with the Bolts.
The Chargers were one of the worst teams in the NFL last year, posting a 4-12 record, but no one could blame Rivers for that bad season. Rivers threw for just shy of 4,800 yards and tossed 29 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Rivers is an elite quarterback, and though he doesn’t have a ring to show for it, he has the ability to pull off the upset.
In other words, Rivers’ defense failed him last year. The Chargers likely won’t be leading the AFC West in 2016 due to their inability to bring on defensive help or better players along the offensive line, but the former first rounder is due for a win against Kansas City. He’s 0-4 against the Chiefs in the last two years.
Rivers has a 13-8 total record against Kansas City, but before the 2014 season, he had only lost to them four times in eight seasons.
That stat alone is why Chiefs fans shouldn’t count out the Chargers to steal a game from the Chiefs. Rivers is an elite quarterback, and though he doesn’t have a ring to show for it, he has the ability to pull off the upset.
The Chiefs and Chargers will open the season up against each other in week one and then won’t play again until the season finale in week 17. Expect the Chargers to win one of those games due to Rivers alone.
Here’s a fun article that Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star did on Rivers’ trash talking ways.
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