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Two picks for Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers,  Victor Butler AP

On a night when the newest AFC West quarterback has thrown two interceptions, the longest-tenured AFC West signal-caller has tossed a pair of picks, too.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has completed nine of 11 passes.  The two incompletions were picked off by the Dallas defense.

One came when Rivers was trying to connect with receiver Robert Meachem on a long pass.  The ball was a bit underthrown, and cornerback Brandon Carr caught the ball.

The other came on the next drive.  This time, Rivers hit receiver Vincent Brown in the hands.  It bounced off, and Carr was there to reel it in — after juggling it for a second or two.

While the second one wasn’t Rivers’ fault, it shows up that way on the stat sheet.  For the preseason, Rivers’ state sheet shows three total interceptions.

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24 Responses to “Two picks for Philip Rivers”
  1. stonecoldsays says: Aug 18, 2012 10:25 PM

    None of the 3 professional football teams in California are any good and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.

  2. jlb10 says: Aug 18, 2012 10:33 PM

    and 2 for manning. love it!

  3. elmaxoh says: Aug 18, 2012 10:37 PM

    With that ugly throwing motion of course he will get picked off

  4. pettergriffen says: Aug 18, 2012 10:41 PM

    omg he threw 2 picks in the 2nd pre season game..

    well there goes the super bowl it must be over.

  5. unfkwthabl says: Aug 18, 2012 10:42 PM

    oh gawd… not another fake wrestler person here.

    Grow up guys….

    Either your teens who need to get some action.. or your middle aged guys who need to get some action… start by getting off your moms internet.

    Frikin clowns.

  6. pettergriffen says: Aug 18, 2012 10:42 PM

    “While the second one wasn’t Rivers’ fault, it shows up that way on the stat sheet. For the preseason, Rivers’ state sheet shows three total interceptions.”

    the sky is falling!

  7. timb12 says: Aug 18, 2012 10:49 PM

    Can’t argue with that!

  8. ripseau says: Aug 18, 2012 10:59 PM

    Go chargers
    If u smell what the rock is cooking

  9. robgilman says: Aug 18, 2012 11:38 PM

    two picks for manning, two for rivers. sounds like a good day to me!

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 18, 2012 11:43 PM

    Brandon Carr is the man!

  11. superseahawk says: Aug 18, 2012 11:56 PM

    unfkwthabl

    Lighten up Captain Cliche, it’s funny. hulkhogansays started a funny trend, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. I’m ready for sergeantslaughtersays, ultimatewarriorsays, tatankasays and therocksays. Let the boys have fun.

  12. lt2futurehof says: Aug 19, 2012 12:11 AM

    Wow, people take the preseason way to literal, Rivers has new chemistry to make with his new wide receiver and preseason is meant for trying things out and Meachem and Rivers do not have great chemistry yet. Give it time, good grief. Also, the D of Dallas pressured Rivers all night

  13. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Aug 19, 2012 12:31 AM

    And yet Carson Palmer is the consesus worst QB in the division. How’s that taste Dolt fans?

  14. mallymall619 says: Aug 19, 2012 12:33 AM

    Okay been waiting a Looong time to get on here…..My Take on Philip Rivers as a DieHard Chargers Fan….Rivers will not …I Repeat…Will NOT Lead us to a Super Bowl….Rivers is one of thee Most Overrated QBs in the League…the reason he has the #s he had is because of how tall his recievers were…Vincent Jackson Caught all of Rivers BS..Underthrowing and Over throwing…Rivers Buckles Under Pressure…and it has Shown in the past years! I say we need to Draft another QB

  15. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Aug 19, 2012 12:35 AM

    stonecoldsays that hulkhogansays that stonecoldsays really likes hulkhogansays and that they should meet at Mickey McGays in lower downtown and be very happy together.

  16. raiderapologist says: Aug 19, 2012 1:03 AM

    Rivers is in 2011 form. Three picks and a fumble in two games, and he’s only playing part time. Super Bowl Express.

  17. bluyellowdevil says: Aug 19, 2012 1:05 AM

    Ughh @mallymall619

    Rivers best season came when he didn’t have Vincent Jackson– thanks to his hold out.

    So I don’t know how to say this but… You’re wrong.

  18. mallymall619 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:38 AM

    And Carson Palmer is the 2nd worst QB in AFC west next to matt cassel

  19. ch8878 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:11 AM

    All the AFC West teams stunk this week relax guys it doesn’t count.

  20. mancave001 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:14 AM

    pettergriffen says:
    Aug 18, 2012 10:41 PM
    omg he threw 2 picks in the 2nd pre season game..

    well there goes the super bowl it must be over.

    ======================

    You mean there goes a winning season. And your head coach.

  21. damianx31 says: Aug 19, 2012 3:49 AM

    @LT2futurehof – “Give it time, good grief. Also, the D of Dallas pressured Rivers all night”
    ———————————————————-

    That may be even more troubling for SD as Dallas played without their 4 best pass rushers in Ware, Ratliff, Hatcher and Spencer.

  22. murtdurt says: Aug 19, 2012 6:32 AM

    MurtDurt says stonecold sucks the fat one! I don’t care who he cheers for SUCK IT. Also.. how’s your moms basement bro?

  23. jpb12 says: Aug 19, 2012 7:59 AM

    Colin Baxter.

  24. natelan69 says: Aug 20, 2012 4:20 PM

    As a Chargers fan, here is my position on Rivers’ 2 interceptions against the Cowboys.

    One of the picks was a deflection of the receivers hands. 100% not Rivers’ fault.

    The other pick was underthrown to Meachem, 100% River’s fault.

    BUT… I still see this pick as a good sign of things to come. Why? Because Rivers is used to throwing the long ball to guys like Malcom Floyd, Vincent Jackson and Antonio Gates. Big guys who can jump for the ball and bring it down. He’s not used to throwing the long ball to a speed receiver. Rivers underestimated Meachem’s gametime speed, so he learned (in preseason!) to add a few yards to the ball.

    If Rivers had thrown the ball an extra 2-3 yards, Meachem catches the ball in stride and gets the easy touchdown.

    This is preseason, and this is Rivers’ and Meachem’s first year playing together. This is going to be dangerous for our opposing teams’ defenses. They’d better keep their safeties WAAAY back in every throwing situation.

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