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Rivers becomes Chargers’ all-time leading passer

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) AP

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has passed Dan Fouts to become the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards.

Fouts’ mark had stood at 43,040 yards. Rivers is off to a hot start Thursday night and has kept the chains moving while chewing up yardage.

Rivers came in with 42,916. He’s in his 13th season and 11th as the starter.

The Chargers are out to a 10-0 lead over the Broncos. Through almost 20 minutes, Rivers is 12-of-17 for 141 yards and a touchdown to rookie tight end Hunter Henry, who’s caught a touchdown pass in three straight games.

The Chargers have had the ball for 17:03 of the first 19:25.

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15 Responses to “Rivers becomes Chargers’ all-time leading passer”
  1. florida76 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:20 PM

    Phillip Rivers has had an excellent career, but if Dan Fouts played later, Rivers would likely be trailing the Hall of Famer in a number of categories.

  2. jackedupboonie says: Oct 13, 2016 9:20 PM

    Wow…chargers give away points in every way possible

  3. oddte says: Oct 13, 2016 9:33 PM

    Great player on a bad team. Could have gone so differently for him. Then again, he gets to live in San Diego and makes a bajillion dollars.

  4. firecracker87 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:43 PM

    Too bad when he thinks back on this he’ll have those horrid uniforms in his head.

  5. latenightroach says: Oct 13, 2016 9:53 PM

    I think it’s pretty sad that he’ll end up like Dan Marino.

  6. ohand16 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:14 PM

    Could have been in Buffalo. That will make him smile.

  7. pencilfart says: Oct 13, 2016 10:35 PM

    Dan Marino has more class then Rivers.

  8. tahnoonzee says: Oct 14, 2016 12:10 AM

    Season isn’t over. Super Bowl run is here!!

  9. samquix says: Oct 14, 2016 12:15 AM

    One of the classiest players in the NFL. He’s a very good QB. Definitely plays with a lot of passion. Glad to have him in SD…now the coach and owners….👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽

  10. kcnative says: Oct 14, 2016 12:18 AM

    Rivers is a b!tch but he’s a helluva QB. I’d take him on my team…or would have. He’s on his last legs at this point, but still solid.

  11. xviixxiixxvi says: Oct 14, 2016 12:37 AM

    You’ll never convince me the Giants made the right call. I’m sure they’re happy with their 2 trophies, but what might have been?

  12. magikskillz says: Oct 14, 2016 1:10 AM

    For the Record I am a Chargers Fan.
    Honestly people only hate Philip Rivers because of his throwing motion. But he’s the hardest working player in the NFL. No matter how injured he is or his teammates are he gives it 110% every play. And he expects his teammates to give 110% effort on every play. I mean the guy played in the afc championship game with a torn acl. At the end of the day, people will point at Eli and Big Ben’s 2 rings and say that Rivers is clearly the worst from that ’04 draft. However, the Charger’s team has been much worse. I’d like to see Big Ben or Eli win a Super Bowl with that sh*tty roster. And in Eli’s two super bowls, the Giants D stepped up big time and made it very easy for the Eli and the Giants Offense to get the job done.

  13. riverhorsey says: Oct 14, 2016 1:33 AM

    Rivers has been an excellent QB but the Chargers screwed up the coaching or they would of had a championship with him by now.

  14. stipez says: Oct 14, 2016 5:10 AM

    But Rivers has more kids.

    I hope he ends up doing commentary like Fouts and just gets drunk until he’s nonsensical like Gruden.

  15. smartestmanonthecinder says: Oct 14, 2016 12:28 PM

    Twice as many kids as playoff wins.

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