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San Diego Chargers
San Diego at Denver Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 714 *TV announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms *Keys to the game: Philip Rivers completed 82.4 percent of his passes in the past two games, but the memory of his four-interception game vs. Denver and a haunting pick returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter last week finds Rivers and the Chargers anything but confident as they land in Denver. The Chargers have used two tight end sets, giving Rivers more short reads and extending the path of edge pass rushers to Rivers. The Broncos rang up seven sacks, a safety and scored a touchdown last week at Carolina. That kind of support might lead Peyton Manning to ease off the up-tempo passing game. Manning continues to find good looks depending on how defenses play big receiver Demaryius Thomas and utility man Eric Decker. Last week, he peppered slot WR Brandon Stokley and TE Joel Dreessen (eight combined catches on 11 targets)....
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers carved up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 337 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-37 passing but also threw two interceptions.Fantasy Spin:Rivers may not be the same fantasy QB he once was but he has thrown multiple touchdown passes in six of nine games this season.
Leonard Johnson was as surprised as anyone when Philip Rivers' ill-advised pass wound up in his hands.
Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd, who left Sunday's game with Tampa Bay after taking a shot to the jaw while making a reception, returned to catch a touchdown just before halftime.Fantasy Spin:Fantasy owners have to be thrilled because it appears that Philip Rivers and the passing game can do whatever they want against the Bucs' pass defense.
Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd left Sunday's game with Tampa Bay after taking a shot to the jaw while making a reception.Fantasy Spin:It was Floyd's first catch of the day, but fantasy owners will be unhappy if he doesn't return because it appears that Philip Rivers and the passing game can do whatever they want against the Bucs' pass defense.
During an appearance on CBS Sports Network’s NFL Monday QB show, former Giants quarterback and CBS analyst Phil Simms said that he doesn’t believe Eli Manning is an elite quarterback.
“No, he is not one of the elites,” Simms said in quotes distributed by CBS, via the New York Daily News. “Because when I hear the word elite, I’m thinking about guys that can make unbelievable...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay's suddenly potent offense got some unexpected help in rolling to another high-scoring victory over Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.
From the Buccaneers' defense and special teams.
Josh Freeman threw a pair of touchdown passes and the surging Buccaneers scored on a blocked punt and Leonard Johnson's 83-yard interception return to...
TAMPA, Fla. -- One minute into the game, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson looked like the right player for Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to pick on, but it was the rookie who wound up with the winning pick in a 34-24 win at Raymond James Stadium. Johnson intercepted Rivers' pass intended for wide receiver Eddie Royal and sprinted 83 yards for a touchdown...
The Bucs defense found themselves up against the wall for the majority of the game. After some key plays on defense and special teams, Tampa Bay sent the Chargers back to San Diego with a 34-24 loss on Sunday. Philip Rivers and the Chargers struck first just three plays into the game. A 10-yard pass to Danario Alexander turned into an 80-yard catch and run when he broke free from...
NY Daily News"No, he is not one of the elites," Simms said. "Because when I hear the word elite, I'm thinking about guys that can make unbelievable plays on the field by themselves. There are very few quarterbacks in that category."So yes, Eli has been a tremendous team player. He has been MVP of the Super Bowl twice. I know that. But the way I look at it...
The word “elite” get thrown around in football a lot, but no one really knows what it refers to. Does it mean that player is currently Top 5 among their position? Does it mean they’re Top 10 at their position all time? Or does it mean that they’re a future hall of famer? To Phil Simms, it may be an even higher honor.
Simms created some controversy on Monday when he said that...
Amidst all the hype surrounding divisional foes Atlanta and New Orleans, many have completely forgotten about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.That's just how they'd prefer it.Tampa Bay dispatched of the San Diego Chargers 34-24 on Sunday, winning their third straight after starting the season 2-4.Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman tossed a pair of touchdowns while the defense & special...