Philip Rivers: Losing streak won’t tear us apart

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The Chargers have lost three straight games to fall to 2-5 on the season, which doesn’t leave them much time to get on track for a run at a return to the playoffs this season.

It also leaves them at a spot where things could go even further off the rails as the season completely falls apart. Quarterback Philip Rivers has seen teams go a variety of ways over the course of his extended run with the team and said on Monday that he doesn’t think this group will totally break down.

“I don’t think it’ll tear us apart,” Rivers said, via the Los Angeles Times. “I mean, there’s a difference between tearing us apart and still just not ever getting it figured out. I don’t think it’ll tear us apart. It’s not something we can just talk ourselves into. We just got to keep working and keep believing that it’ll happen. And, I think we’ll do that. I think we’ve got the guys that’ll do that. It’s certainly going to be tough.”

As Rivers notes, the team could never figure things out without totally apart so holding firm might not be enough to avoid their first losing season since 2016. The push to avoid that fate begins in Chicago this weekend.

6 responses to “Philip Rivers: Losing streak won’t tear us apart

  1. So… why no “Chargers need to trade Philip Rivers” stories?!?

    Andy Dalton has 191 yards less than Rivers with a MUCH, MUCH CRAPPIER o-line.
    (Bengals “o-line” is one sack away from leading the nfl)

    Rivers only has two wins with a much better team.

    ANSWER: Los Angeles is a big market and the nfl props up those teams
    while trying to pick apart small market teams

  2. doctorrustbelt says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:45 am
    So… why no “Chargers need to trade Philip Rivers” stories?!?

    Andy Dalton has 191 yards less than Rivers with a MUCH, MUCH CRAPPIER o-line.
    (Bengals “o-line” is one sack away from leading the nfl)

    Rivers only has two wins with a much better team.

    ANSWER: Los Angeles is a big market and the nfl props up those teams
    while trying to pick apart small market teams
    ——————-
    Because everything you just said is not true

  3. Too many injured players. No fan base. A cheap owner. Optimism is fine, but Rivers can’t keep “carrying” this team year after year.

  4. Figure it out on your limo ride back to San Diego. It’s obvious Lynn can’t figure it out.

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