Need a tight end? Ladarius Green and Zach Ertz are strong pickups in fantasy football

Need a tight end? Ladarius Green and Zach Ertz are strong pickups in fantasy football

Dec. 3 (UPI) --San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green and Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz are top fantasy football pickups.
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NFL: San Diego 41, Kansas City 38

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Phillip Rivers found Seyi Ajirotutu on a 26-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds left Sunday, hoisting San Diego to a see-saw 41-38 win over Kansas City.

NFL: San Diego 33, Philadelphia 30

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Nick Novak connected on a go-ahead 46-yard field goal with 7 seconds left Sunday, hoisting the San Diego Chargers to a see-saw 33-30 win over Philadelphia.

NFL: Houston 31, San Diego 28

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Randy Bullock's 41-yard field goal as time ran out Monday capped a stunning late rally that lifted Houston to a season-opening 31-28 win over San Diego.

Mike McCoy new Chargers head coach

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Denver assistant Mike McCoy has been hired to be the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers, the team announced Tuesday.

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NFL: Carolina 31, San Diego 7

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Cam Newton hurled two touchdowns passes and DeAngelo Williams turned in an all-around game Sunday in Carolina's 31-7 rout of San Diego.

NFL: Baltimore 16, San Diego 13 (OT)

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker forced overtime with a late field goal and drilled another kick with 1:07 left in the extra frame Sunday, sending Baltimore past San Diego 16-13.

NFL: Denver 30, San Diego 23

DENVER, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning fired a trio of scoring strikes Sunday and the Denver Broncos stayed hot with a 30-23 victory over San Diego.

NFL: Denver 35, San Diego 24

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning hurled three second-half touchdowns Monday and the Denver Broncos rallied from a 24-point halftime deficit to stun San Diego 35-24.

NFL: New Orleans 31, San Diego 24

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Drew Brees completed three of his four scoring passes to Marques Colston Sunday and the New Orleans Saints rallied for their first win, 31-24 over San Diego.

NFL: San Diego 38, Tennessee 10

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Phillip Rivers connected with Dante Rosario on three touchdown passes Sunday and the San Diego Chargers romped to a 38-10 win over Tennessee.

NFL: San Diego 12, Minnesota 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nick Novak kicked a 45-yard field goal on the final play of the game Friday to give the San Diego Chargers a 12-10 exhibition decision over Minnesota.

NFL: San Diego 28, Dallas 20

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Charlie Whitehurst hurled a pair of touchdown passes Saturday, sparking the San Diego Chargers to a 28-20 pre-season win over Dallas.

NFL: San Diego 21, Green Bay 13

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Rookie Jarret Lee threw for 235 yards and a touchdown to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 21-13 pre-season win over the visiting Green Bay Packers Thursday.
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Phillip Rivers
San Deigo Chargers rookie backup quaterback Phillip Rivers stretches before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC Sunday October 24, 2004. (UPI Photos/Bob Carey)

Philip Michael Rivers (born December 8, 1981, in Decatur, Alabama) is a professional 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. Through Week 15 of the 2010 season, Rivers' career passer rating - at 97.8 - is best all-time among NFL quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing attempts.

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 12 fourth quarter comebacks, his most recent being on November 7, 2010, when he led the Chargers to a 29-23 win over the Houston Texans.

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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