Chargers Offense Has Done Good Job At Keeping Philip Rivers Clean

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers and the coaching staff are doing a great job of keeping Philip Rivers clean this season. There are other things that they are struggling with, but this is one of the things that they have succeeded in. Daniel Jeremiah shared this little tidbit on his twitter timeline:

SD has only allowed 19 sacks. They allowed 49 last season…combination of upgraded OL & quick passing game under new OC.

— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) November 21, 2013

The new offensive scheme helps get the football out quick and Philip Rivers doesn’t have the happy feet that we had seen in the last couple of seasons. Philip hasn’t had that interception bug like he had in the past either. His last couple of interceptions have come because someone ran the wrong route.

Here is another stat that was shared through the twitter feed:

@SigmundBloom @MoveTheSticks FWIW, Rivers’ average pass this year has traveled 7.9 yards in air (24th) – was 7.5 (30th) las tyear

— Chase Stuart (@fbgchase) November 21, 2013

Now if we could find a way to score some touchdowns.