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San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers firmly on the hot seat entering Week 9

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just eight weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Chip Kelly This guy is a genius? Really? For all the hype surrounding his offense, the Eagles...
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San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers’ mid-way, surprising QB ranking unveiled

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Denver Broncos strike down the bolts, now control destiny in AFC West

The Broncos made Phillip cry a Rivers on national television and are now primed to win the AFC West. By defeating the San Diego Chargers in front of an enthusiastic sell out crowd, the Broncos asserted themselves as the front-runner in their division. Peyton was once again majestic, the running game is heating up, and the defense continues to produce. The Broncos are running on all...
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VIDEO: San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers tells helmet who is boss

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is having a rough evening on Thursday Night Football. Broncos linebacker Von Miller has already sacked Rivers once and hurried him several more times. How frustrated is Rivers? Earlier in the game the cameras caught him yelling at his helmet: Whatever he said it seems to have worked. A few minutes later Rivers threw a touchdown. That’s...
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Behind Enemy Lines: Is Philip Rivers a true MVP candidate for Chargers?

As we do every week, each of the Cover32 sites sends out some questions to their opposing team’s site for some different perspective on the matchups. This week the Denver Broncos face the 5-2 San Diego Chargers who are coming off of a tough loss at home to the Kansas City Chiefs. I sent a few questions to Alex Cusick from cover32 Chargers and here are some of his answers and explanations...
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Denver Broncos need to make Philip cry a River on Thursday Night Football

Most Denver Broncos fans don’t like Philip Rivers. In fact, most Broncos fans loathe him. He runs his mouth like a leaky faucet, enjoys getting under the skin of his opponents, and sports a villainous, cocky grin that is easy to hate. And don’t even get me started on that bolo tie. Saying all that, here’s the worst part – he owns the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. In...
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PHOTO: Colorado store trolls Philip Rivers by turning him into a baby

Is there anything more heartwarming in the world than seeing NFL division rivalries play out? No there is not. The AFC West has a few great teams and rivalries to spare, and the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers look like they might meet up late in the playoffs this season, so their rivalry is more intense than ever. Check out this appliace store in Colorado that’s trolling...
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Analytics in the NFL: Predicting Phillip Rivers on third down

Having spent more than a decade in various analytics roles combined with being a passionate football fan, I have always contemplated how to use analytics to predict a player’s performance during a football game. Sabermetrics, portrayed in the movie Moneyball, work well for baseball because almost every event during the game can be measured with a statistic. Those statistics are...
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NFL Weekly: Power teams, updates, and previews

This is the first of many NFL Weekly columns. Each week I will take a look at the top six teams in the league, choose and explain my pick for the upcoming game of the week, update each NFL division, and handicap the NFL MVP race. Sounds brimming with potential, right? Let’s get to it. Power Six As the league heads into week 7, some teams are definitely sticking out above the rest...
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