Ravens way of Rivers in rematch with Chargers

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 21, 2012

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 20, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Baltimore Ravens usually have a tough time against San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Fortunately, they won't have to face him Sunday without safety Ed Reed as the last line of defense. Reed, an eight-time Pro Bowl star, was suspended for one game on Monday for repeated helmet-to-helmet hits. He appealed the suspension and on Tuesday the punishment was reduced to a $50,000 fine. Which means Reed will be on the field when the Ravens (8-2) take on Rivers, who has thrown for 955 yards and six TDs in his last three starts against Baltimore. Last year, he was 17 for 23 for 270 yards in a 34-14 win. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs says, ''Last year wasn't that pleasant. ... It was like raining touchdowns out there.''
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