What happened? In the first 10 games of the season Philip Rivers was off. Not a little off, record breaking, game losing, 17 interception throwing off. What has allowed the turnaround in the last three games that turned the INT’s into TD’s?
Believe me, I am not complaining. Well, a little, I have Rivers in FF and I lost quite a few match ups due to those 17 interceptions. If you look at the numbers from the last two weeks it makes you wonder. Why now?
The Chargers have scored seventy-five points, have only had one turnover and four takeaways. Rivers was 46-of-61 for 534 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Gates had 13 catches, 138 yards and two touchdowns and Mathews checks in with 226 rushing yards. I have even seen Rivers smiling on the sidelines and joking around.
So, I guess the question isn’t just what’s up with Rivers, but who are these Chargers? I find it hard to believe Norvs contention that the entire turnaround is due to our new lineman Gaither. According to Turner, the addition of Gaither has given the team continuity even “had an impact on our defense.” Well, whatever his secret is I think if Gaither is that spectacular he should be our new head coach. We all know that Turner can’t bring continuity to the team.