Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) during player introductions prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Philip Rivers took a chance on the deep ball a couple of times against the Chiefs, but the ball ended up hitting the ground. The ball hit the receivers in the hands, but they were not able to come up with the catch. Even on Philip Rivers interception in the game, the receiver slipped on the play.
The receivers need to step up and make plays in the playoffs. Vincent Brown has been a ghost for a lot of the year. Eddie Royal has been a bit inconsistent of late. He hasn’t had a lot of practice time with the rest of his teammates in a month. Seyi Ajirotutu will need to contribute when he gets that chance. Keenan Allen has been the best receiver on the team, but he is getting a ton of attention from opposing defenses. Someone else will have to step up when they get the chance to make a play.
The offense has been great this season. Philip Rivers has been great at finding the open receivers. He has been great at being patient with the football. When those long balls are tossed out there, we need to capitalize.
Philip Rivers does not have a good history in the playoffs. In his 7 games, he has thrown 8 touchdowns to 9 interception. We will need other players on the offense to step up on Sunday. It has been the goal for Mike McCoy and Ken Whsienhunt all season and this will be the time that it counts the most.