Chargers bold prediction: Rivers throws for 300 yards, now for real
Back in Week 5, I predicted that Rivers would throw for 300 yards. It didn’t come close, as Rivers only threw for 211 yards despite attempting 48 passes. History indicates it probably won’t happen again, but I’m doubling down on the prediction.
There are many arguments as to why it won’t happen, most of which are detailed in the Week 5 article. The main argument against it is that Rivers has only managed one 300-yard game in his last 18 games against Denver. That’s right, eighteen.
It hurts to say that the Broncos have owned Rivers for almost the entire decade, but he has the opportunity to get the last laugh of the 2010s. Most would argue it’s more likely for Rivers to have his seventh game with less than 100 yards against the Broncos in those 18 games. The stats indicate that, after all.
But the Rivers that gets on the field on Sunday may be a different Rivers than the one that has been seen these past few weeks. He has had a bye week to watch film, get over his mistakes and get ready for #Philcember. Yes, that’s a thing.
Rivers will be as fiery and fired up as always, and will be hungry for a much-needed win. He will show it on the field, and his stat line will back it up with 300 passing yards.