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Philip Rivers: Losing this way stings, I’m sick that we’re not 1-0

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In the first 40 minutes of Monday night’s game, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes and led his team to a 28-7 lead over the Texans. In the last 20 minutes, disaster struck.

The Chargers lost 31-28, and Rivers said after the game that it’s particularly tough to lose a game that way.

“Every game stings that you lose. You lose this way, and it stings a little more,” Rivers said. “I’m sick that we’re not 1-0. But it is just one game. We’ve got 15 more.”

Chargers coach Mike McCoy expressed similar thoughts.

“This is a tough one, obviously,” McCoy said. “When you’re up 28-7 you’ve got to put the game away.”

The Chargers suffered as tough a loss as any team in Week One, but they don’t have any time to get down. On a short work week, they have a long road trip to Philadelphia, to face an Eagles team that looked very impressive on Monday night. The Chargers will need to play like they did in the first 40 minutes of Monday night’s game, rather than the last 20 minutes, or else Rivers is going to be sick next week that they’re 0-2.

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56 Responses to “Philip Rivers: Losing this way stings, I’m sick that we’re not 1-0”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 10, 2013 6:58 AM

    New coach, same thing.

  2. joetoronto says: Sep 10, 2013 7:06 AM

    “I’m sick that we’re not 1-0. But it is just one game. We’ve got 15 more games we can blow too.” Rivers said.

  3. bdotgdot says: Sep 10, 2013 7:07 AM

    It wouldn’t have been a complete Flip Rivers performance without the pick-6 to alley oop the Texans in completing their comeback. The football “experts” touted this clown as an elite QB for years when all he ever does is strengthen the case that he’s never been worthy of the tag..

  4. therealtruth210 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:21 AM

    You should be sick that you and your teams stinks. The Chargers are probably the worst team in the league. I mean they really stink

  5. sagatti says: Sep 10, 2013 7:52 AM

    Thats vintage Mc Coy… As a bronco fan we know too well Mike can’t keep his foot on the gas… Time and time again he eases up when you’re supposed to put your foot on your opponents NECK! Thank God Gase gets it. Good luck with him SD….lol

  6. abomb80 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:55 AM

    Well, this should make Norv feel a bit better about himself…

  7. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Sep 10, 2013 7:59 AM

    I doubt anyone really expected you guys to have a lead let alone a chance to win Phil. Heres to 15 more disappointments for you and the rest of the chargettes.

  8. sportsmeccabi says: Sep 10, 2013 8:03 AM

    New coach, same result.

    Chargers mastered the ability to shoot themselves in the foot.

  9. crewdawg says: Sep 10, 2013 8:14 AM

    15 more? rivers knows he isn’t going to the playoffs.

  10. chalkruz1989 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:21 AM

    This is Philip River’s last season as a member of the San Diego Chargers if he does not perform. The team has not accomplished much with him as starter in recent years and with a new regime, fresh blood is warranted.

  11. icanspeel says: Sep 10, 2013 8:24 AM

    Somewhere Norv Turner is smiling thinking “Hey maybe it wasn’t the coach?”

  12. kenstabler says: Sep 10, 2013 8:25 AM

    Wow, great game, but what a choke by the Chargers in the second half. That’s not a way to set the tone for a new coach and a new season. Way to go Texans.

  13. unbelieverjb says: Sep 10, 2013 8:34 AM

    Sounds a lot like last year. Oh well, that’s why you’re the San Diego Chargers. IANABF, but everyone in Colorado thanks you. At this rate, it’s down to KC and Denver for the division title.

  14. jbusch415 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:44 AM

    The ghost of Norville shall haunt Qualcomm stadium forev……well until the Chargers move to LA

  15. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Sep 10, 2013 8:55 AM

    Went to bed… Chargers were still up 28-14, but big Mo had definitely shifted to the Texans. Not surprised to see that they pulled off the comeback.

  16. michaeljacksonisback says: Sep 10, 2013 8:58 AM

    Texans rule, Chargers drool

  17. ch1ggs says: Sep 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    So what, exactly, has changed in San Diego? Last season they were all but burying the Broncos at home…and we all know what happened there.

    Make no mistake, Rivers IS the problem in San Diego.

  18. glb020971 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:01 AM

    One down 18 more to go.!! Go Texans

  19. mrgdawg says: Sep 10, 2013 9:04 AM

    Phillis is crying again. I Love it. Now maybe the media will finally see him for the sub-par QB that he is!

  20. aintasinner says: Sep 10, 2013 9:06 AM

    Looks like he’s gonna be sick all season long!

  21. mikeditkashair says: Sep 10, 2013 9:06 AM

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy than Rivers….he’s such a punk, actually makes Cutler look human.

  22. onlysane1intheroom says: Sep 10, 2013 9:13 AM

    Should be used to it by now, Phil.

  23. sullijo1 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:15 AM

    Ok, well………..stop sucking during the pressure moments of the game!

  24. beerndrums says: Sep 10, 2013 9:17 AM

    The Texans got real lucky

  25. konichiwabtches says: Sep 10, 2013 9:22 AM

    Was Norv phoning in the plays in the 2nd half or what?!
    They totally abandoned what was working, and started trying to throw the ball. Classic chargers collapse .

  26. vikesfannatx says: Sep 10, 2013 9:24 AM

    If the Vikings found a way to trade for Phillip Rivers, they’d instantly become a Super Bowl contender.

    God, I hate Ponder.

  27. sirst says: Sep 10, 2013 9:39 AM

    Looks like he’ll be sick all season long!

  28. boltsup says: Sep 10, 2013 9:56 AM

    San Diego Super Chokers- Dolts fan speaking smh

  29. mogogo1 says: Sep 10, 2013 10:06 AM

    I can’t remember the last time I saw a team look that good and then just totally shut down like that. Players, coaches… everybody just gave up. They were killing the Texans with the long ball, but after that one long pass attempt to Gates that was almost completed, they never throw deep again? It wasn’t just that the Texans defense picked things up, SD stopped running the plays that had been working earlier.

  30. fthrvic says: Sep 10, 2013 10:24 AM

    If you’re going to jump all over McCoy for this loss, you better get ready to lump Whisenhunt in all these conversations, Chargers fans. I was shocked the Chargers threw up 28 in that game with his offensive game plan. Go check the film on the past fews years of Cards’ games, the defenses had it figured out because the fans sitting in the seats could see what was coming.

  31. chargerdillon says: Sep 10, 2013 10:29 AM

    They’re using the same D-Coordinator who gave up 4th and 31 last year.

    How many times do you have to watch the Chargers hold a team for 3rd and long and then give up the first down.

    John Pagano will be fired before this season ends, and deservedly so.

  32. xgarcia22 says: Sep 10, 2013 10:31 AM

    San Diegggooooo…Suuuuppppppeerrrrrr Chokeerrrssssss!!!

  33. footballbat says: Sep 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    New season, same ol’ Up early – Down late Phyllis

  34. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 10, 2013 10:37 AM

    After going up 28-7 the Chargers didn’t register a single first down for the rest of the game….

  35. shayeezy says: Sep 10, 2013 10:38 AM

    rivers being rivers is not news. the real news is how wrong many of you were to think he was ever an elite QB.

  36. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 10, 2013 10:38 AM

    I love that right as Boomer was about to call Phillip Rivers an elite QB ESPN went to commercial. When they came back, he threw a pick 6….

  37. flavordave says: Sep 10, 2013 10:52 AM

    And up now is the Chip Kelly 11 headed offensive monster machine tour 2013. They will be spittin bones. All bones. And theres simply nothing that you can do about it.

  38. oakfolk says: Sep 10, 2013 11:14 AM

    Can’t wait to see Phyllis Rivers mouth off at McCoy. Oh, it’s bound to happen!

  39. CKL says: Sep 10, 2013 11:20 AM

    As a neutral party, I think this game was more good for the Texans than it was bad for the Chargers. The Texans have had to listen to all the “they’re soft, can’t come back and win when down” etc. stuff for awhile now and they gutted one out last night. ALL wins are hard to get…all of them. We laugh and joke about bad teams but any given Sunday is one hundred percent a correct notion. Otherwise everyone’s game picks would be correct 100% of the time.

    Also, I love me some DeAndre Hopkins.Nice game, rookie. Wanted the Pats to take him so bad. He would have ended their bad luck at picking receivers high in the draft.

  40. frankiemontana says: Sep 10, 2013 11:34 AM

    waiting on Humboldt’s excuses,

  41. orivar says: Sep 10, 2013 11:41 AM

    Did the same thing the Eagles did, except they got hurt for it.

  42. jcav22 says: Sep 10, 2013 11:45 AM

    Rivers is pretty much the reason they keep losing.

    He can’t execute or close the deal when there is pressure.

    Now, there were some crucial drops in the 4th but Rivers only threw for like 8 yards the second half or something stupid.

  43. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 10, 2013 12:00 PM

    Rivers didn’t exactly throw the ball right into Cushing’s waiting arms. Cushing made a heck of a play and then had to get up and run it in from about twenty yards out.

  44. realfootballfan says: Sep 10, 2013 12:10 PM

    Rivers still choking and turning the ball over at critical moments in the game. Like I said last week when he redid his contract, the Chargers will draft his replacement next spring. Their first rounder looked good on the offensive line though.

  45. forsbergler says: Sep 10, 2013 12:12 PM

    That game was halarious. It was an exact duplicate of the choke job that SD pull against my broncos last year. How do you keep loseing games your leading by 21 points in the third quarter? oh ya…that’s right, your QB sucks. When is this team going to realize that Rivers is a terrible QB. Jumping around like he’s the man with 175yrds passing and 4 TD’s that were dump offs, then when the game gets close he throwes the typical Pick 6 to ensure his team loses. Looks good on him after all those years he chirped the broncos sidelines. Have fun watching this guy and hoping for a Wild Card spot. News flash, the Chiefs are better than you too, have fun battleing out the bottom of the AFC West with Oakland. Who will probably be better than you as well. LMAO …… awesome game …….I loved it.

  46. konichiwabtches says: Sep 10, 2013 12:35 PM

    Thanks god we got the second game, and half the country wa asleep already and missed that.
    Espn only cares about the easst coast, so all they want to talk about today is Philly/Wash.
    That was an embarrassment, I’m just happy I don’t have to re-live it all day today

  47. thebirdofprey says: Sep 10, 2013 12:55 PM

    I know they lost in the end but tell me that defenseless hit on a FG kick 28-14 when Chargers stopped them in the Red Zone isn’t the refferee taking the game into their hands on a subjective call. Watch any extra point or FG and you’ll see that kind of contact on the center. Don’t think it was called once in pre-season where they called everything. Not a Charger fan but nobody really talking about that.

  48. pemory says: Sep 10, 2013 1:05 PM

    Great effort and a perfect game plan (especially the 2nd half). Exactly how I would have done things!

    Yours truly,

    ~Norv Turner

  49. souldogdave says: Sep 10, 2013 1:11 PM

    So… no comment, Humdolt? Chargers had a window but now it seems to be gone.Slammed shut. Gonna be a rough year especially when the Raiders take you to task. muahaha

  50. bobzilla1001 says: Sep 10, 2013 2:08 PM

    For all the QB obsessed, here’s some food for thought: The best quarterback in Chargers’ history remains Stan Humphries.

  51. bilbo1000 says: Sep 10, 2013 2:28 PM

    I hate Chris Berman…

  52. listenup823 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:57 PM

    Hey flavordave!!!! You’re not gonna be spittin bones at altitude son! Y’all be suckin wind! The mile high city eagerly waits for your teams arrival!

  53. wininer says: Sep 10, 2013 7:38 PM

    Rivers lost that game for the Bolts. In the 1st half he was accurate and on time, in the 2nd half he was not.

    It was like 2 different people. Maybe he needs some fixing after all.

  54. raiderapologist says: Sep 10, 2013 11:05 PM

    Meet the new boss
    Same as the old boss

    Choo choo!

  55. bighurt228 says: Sep 10, 2013 11:58 PM

    I thought u guys canned Norv?? Same storyline diff coach….lol

  56. bighurt228 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:02 AM

    Hope they don’t do anymore double headers on Monday night. Berman, and differ almost ruined the game. Dammmmm. They were awful.

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