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Philip Rivers mastered Eagles' D in Chargers' victory

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by MadMike, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...-rivers-mastered-eagles-d-in-chargers-victory


    Philip Rivers bristled at the notion that he needed to be fixed after turning the ball over 47 times the past two seasons, but it appears new coach Mike McCoy and coordinator Ken Whisenhunt have done just that.
    Rivers was masterful in the 33-30 thriller over the Eagles, leading the Chargers to their most yards in a game since 1985.
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    "Philip Rivers just seemed to know everything we were trying to throw at him," cornerback Cary Williams said, via CSN Philly. "They were able to understand what we were trying to do as a defense. They did a great job in their preparation, a great job in their game plan.
    "They understood some of our calls," Williams added. "It looked like he knew exactly what DeMeco (Ryans) was calling to a degree, he knew exactly what we were in, to a degree. Some days you get out-witted, some days you get outplayed, and today was one of those days. ... He just found the matchups. Philip Rivers is a great quarterback."
    Rivers has been especially effective against the blitzes of the Eagles and Texans, leading the NFL in touchdowns and accuracy percentage under pressure.
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    More important, he finally managed to take the fourth-quarter monkey off his back.
    According to U-T San Diego, Rivers had not led the Bolts to a game-winning drive in over three years since directing four game-winners in 2009. He was responsible for 13 such drives in the four-year span before LaDainian Tomlinson left for the Jets in 2010.
    Rivers' sterling performance might have been a byproduct of a porous Eagles secondary that has surrendered a 34:7 touchdown-to-interception ratio over the past 16 games, but the first two games are a sign of obvious progress for a quarterback seeking a return to Pro Bowl form.
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  2. MadMike

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    Some pretty awesome praise from the team he just beat.
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    It should be also noted he did a damn good job for 2/3ds of the game against the Texans which is a lot better of a defense than the Eagles too. There's alot of positives to take from the past two games for Rivers and the Offense. I'm really going to be intrigued what happens to the defense against the titans
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    He's had some live fire pass rush training over the past few years. I reckon he should be able to read it by now, even in his sleep.
     
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    DC played for Whizz......... he's an idiot, if he didn't change some of his tendencies for that game.
     

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