@TSFSports NFL Wild Card Weekend recap and commentary: The revival of Phillip Rivers

Posted in Blogroll on January 6th, 2014 by Ron Glover

(Chicago Tribune)

Phillip Rivers and the Chargers remained hot after defeating the Bengals in a blustery Wild Card contest.

When former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed with the New York Jets as a free agent in 2010. He took piece of Phillip Rivers’ with him. For three seasons, the Chargers missed the playoffs after four consecutive appearances and Rivers’ game took a drastic plunge.Last season against the Denver Broncos, San Diego blew a 24-0 halftime lead in a 35-24 defeat. Rivers threw four interceptions fueling the Broncos comeback.

Rivers and the Chargers entered the 2013 playoffs winning five of their last six, including four in a row. Against the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals, Rivers improved his record to 10-2 in cold weather games with modest numbers in the Chargers 27-10 victory.

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