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NFL: San Diego 30, Dallas 21

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers amassed 401 passing yards and threw three touchdowns Sunday, powering the San Diego Chargers over Dallas 30-21.

NFL: Tennessee 20, San Diego 17

NASHVILLE, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Jake Locker's 34-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with 15 seconds left Sunday boosted the Tennessee Titans to a 20-17 victory over San Diego.

NFL: San Diego 24, Arizona 7

GLENDALE, Ariz., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Mathews and Fozzy Whittaker each rushed for a touchdown Saturday in the San Diego Chargers' 24-7 pre-season win over Arizona.

NFL: Chicago 33, San Diego 28

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Robbie Gould kicked four field goals and Chicago forced four turnovers Thursday to down San Diego 33-28 in preseason action.

NFL: Seattle 31, San Diego 10

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Brady Quinn and Tarvaris Jackson combined to throw three a touchdown passes Thursday in leading Seattle to a 31-10 exhibition win over San Diego.

NFL: San Diego 24, Oakland 21

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- San Diego's Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes Sunday and the Chargers closed out their season with a 24-21 decision over Oakland.

NFL: San Diego 27, New York Jets 17

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers hurled two touchdown passes and Michael Spurlock scored on a 63-yard punt return Sunday in San Diego's 27-17 victory over the New York Jets.

NFL: San Diego 34, Pittsburgh 24

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers fired three touchdown passes Sunday and the San Diego Chargers broke a four-game losing streak with a 34-24 victory over Pittsburgh.
Report: Chargers to fire Turner, GM Smith

Report: Chargers to fire Turner, GM Smith

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers will fire General Manager A.J. Smith and head Coach Norv Turner at the end of the current disappointing season, U-T San Diego said.

NFL: Cincinnati 20, San Diego 13

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Andy Dalton engineered a go-ahead scoring drive capped by a 6-yard TD run with 4:11 remaining Sunday, carrying the Cincinnati Bengals over San Diego 20-13.

NFL: Tampa Bay 34, San Diego 24

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Josh Freeman tossed a pair of touchdowns en route to 210 yards Sunday and surging Tampa Bay claimed a third straight triumph a 34-24 win over San Diego.

NFL: San Diego 31, Kansas City 13

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Fourth-quarter touchdowns scored 54 seconds apart by Malcom Floyd and Shaun Phillips Thursday launched San Diego to a 31-13 victory over Kansas City.

NFL: Cleveland 7, San Diego 6

CLEVELAND, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Trent Richardson scored the only touchdown of the game in the first quarter Sunday and the Cleveland Browns edged San Diego 7-6 in wet and windy conditions.

NFL: San Diego 37, Kansas City 20

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Jackie Battle scored once on a pass reception and ran in another score Sunday in the San Diego Chargers' 37-20 spanking of Kansas City.

NFL: Atlanta 27, San Diego 3

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan completed 30-of-40 passes and perforated San Diego's defense for three scores Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons' 27-3 victory.
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (R) during practice at Penny Hill Park Hotel on Thursday October 23 2008.The Chargers are due to play against the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday October 26 2008. (UPI/Photo Hugo Philpott)
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Philip G. Rivers (born December 8, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was one half of the Manning-Rivers draft trade which sent him to San Diego and the 1st overall pick, Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning, to the New York Giants. Rivers played college football at North Carolina State University. Rivers' career passer rating of 97.2 is second-best all-time among NFL quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing attempts, behind Aaron Rodgers.

After starting Chargers quarterback Drew Brees went to the New Orleans Saints following the 2005 season, Rivers came off the bench to lead the Chargers to a 14-2 record in his first season as a starter. In 2007, he helped the Chargers win their first playoff game since 1994 after beating the Tennessee Titans in the wildcard round of the 2007 playoffs and eventually leading them to the AFC Championship game. He has a career total of 13 fourth quarter comebacks, his most recent being on September 11, 2011, when he led the Chargers to a 24-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Rivers was born in Decatur, Alabama, where his father Steve was the head coach of Decatur High. Philip went to Decatur then moved to Athens. As part of a fifth-grade project, he had to make a poster about his dreams and aspirations. On the poster, he pasted his face over that of a Minnesota Vikings player who had appeared on a cover of Sports Illustrated. He has worn the number 17 since ninth grade; it is in honor of his father, who wore the same number in high school. After his dad, Steve, got the head coaching job, Philip played high school football at Athens High School in nearby Athens, Alabama.

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