Philip Rivers: “No time to panic” for Chargers

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A month ago the San Diego Chargers looked like potentially the team to beat in the AFC.

The Chargers have since lost three straight games with a 37-0 drubbing at the hands of the Miami Dolphins last week prompting Nick Hardwick to state the Chargers have hit “rock bottom.

However, quarterback Philip Rivers doesn’t share the same pessimistic views of his long-time center.

It’s no time to panic at all,” Rivers said, via Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. “We’re 5-4, and we’re right there in the pack of a lot of teams. And although we’re not at the top of that pack, I know we’re in a big pack. And we’ve got seven to go, and we’ll play them one at a time. It’s starts with Oakland, and that’s the only one we can control.”

After a 5-1 start, the Chargers needed a late touchdown to knock off the winless Raiders. A 23-20 home loss to Kansas City followed with a 35-21 defeat at Denver before the complete dud of a performance in Miami last week.

The bye week appears to be coming at a good time for the Chargers to give them a chance to regroup following their recent skid. San Diego has needed late-season surges before to reach the postseason. It’s territory Rivers is certainly familiar with.

 

16 responses to “Philip Rivers: “No time to panic” for Chargers

  1. If there’s any team in the league that can get shut out and then squeak into the playoffs, it’d be the Chargers. It’s all going to come down to the last game against the Chiefs, unless it doesn’t

  2. Playing the Raiders is a good cure for any team that’s been struggling. It will be a good game for the Chargers to get the Lightning Bolt Express back on track for their run to the post season.

  3. Lets switch this around.

    Oakland’s potentially going to hand you your 4th straight loss. You’re going to throw 3 + interceptions with your pinpoint control. Choker fans are going to Bolt for their cars by halftime.

  4. All good things must come to an end, I reckon. The first five weeks of the season, the Chargers were easy money for me in Vegas. Hopefully, they’ll get back to their winning (and covering the spread) ways.

  5. I am not worried. December is Rivers month. Thats enough to get them into the show. Its up him to play just as well in January. But cue the winless Raiders fans about how the Raiders choke. The Raiders havent had a chance to choke since their epic loss to their former coach. We’ve rebounded well from Norv.

  6. The team took a 2 week bye. So there’s no excuses not to come back healthy and show that when you’re healthy you’re a force to be reckoned with.

    There’s about 10 teams in this league that are all really contenders when their health isn’t cutting their performance in half.

    That being said the Chargers really are not that good overall. But definitely better than what they showed in Miami.

  7. Though I’m not sure they’re even able to after the previous match-up and last week’s beating, the Chargers need to crush the raiders. They need a win to keep their playoffs hopes alive obviously, but they also need a big win to get some swagger back.

    Given our recent past performances, and the fact that the raiders are desperate and familiar, the game worries me.

    The Chargers simply have to beat the raiders and the Rams, to avoid the same fate as the raiders and Rams, namely being out of the playoff race just a game or two from the season’s mid-point.

  8. The time for the Chokers to push the panic button was when Eli Manning left them at the altar. He knew what a train wreck of a franchise they are, that’s why he refused to go there. Then the Chokers pin all their hopes on a guy who shouldn’t have been drafted until the seventh round, if at all. Losers.

  9. The only superbowl the Chargers know is beating the Raiders in the regular season. Wave them championship banners… Mediocrity at its finest since 1960!

  10. It’s nice that you think the raiders are of any relevance to the AFC West or the rest of it’s fans, but that hasn’t been the case for a long time.

    In fact, it’s the LA raider fans that consider their one game a year (in SD) the Super Bowl.

    Chargers beat the lowly raiders and the Rams and get back on track. If they lose to the raiders and Rams, panic away.

  11. humb0lt says: Nov 6, 2014 12:01 AM

    Playing the Raiders is a good cure for any team that’s been struggling. It will be a good game for the Chargers to get the Lightning Bolt Express back on track for their run to the post season.
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    The Chargers haven’t won since they they squeaked past the Raiders a few weeks ago. All the pressure will be on the Choo Choo Chargers.

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