Writer’s Note: I wrote this article at the beginning of the year and have updated it to include 2018 statistics. I believe it is timely considering the heat Rivers took for last week’s loss in which he threw for 400 yards and had an even TD-INT ratio.It is no secret that a team’s odds of winning are lowered if its QB performs poorly. However Kellen Winslow Color Rush Jersey , many NFL franchises have shown over the last seven seasons that it is not impossible to bail out a QB who delivers a subpar outing. The Chargers do not fit into this group.If Philip Rivers is off, the Chargers have been incapable of overcoming his mistakes. September 25th, 2011 is the last time the Chargers won a game in which Rivers threw more interceptions than total touchdowns–defined as passing and rushing touchdown’s provided by the QB.There have been at least 104 instances since September 25th, 2011 of teams winning a game in which their QB threw more interceptions than total touchdowns. More examples could be found as the below list only focuses on QB’s who have enjoyed a successful season at some point this decade.The only other regular starters who can match what Rivers has gone through during this period are Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers, and Colin Kaepernick. Each of them played in fewer games.2018Jared Goff (x2)Deshaun Watson (x2)Mitchell Trubisky (x2) Patrick MahomesNick Foles2017Matt Ryan (x2)Blake Bortles (x2)Marcus MariotaJimmy GaroppoloJameis WinstonTom BradyAndy DaltonCase KeenumMatthew StaffordDak PrescottAlex SmithJosh McCown2016Carson PalmerAlex SmithCarson WentzMarcus MariotaTyrod TaylorBen RoethlisbergerJoe FlaccoAndrew Luck2015 Peyton Manning (x5)Teddy Bridgewater (x4)Ben Roethlisberger (x2)Matt Ryan (x2)Jameis WinstonSam BradfordCase KeenumTyrod TaylorRobert Griffin IIIJoe FlaccoCam NewtonRussell WilsonAndy Dalton2014Andy Dalton (x3)Drew Brees (x2)Russell Wilson (x2)Matthew Stafford (x2)Peyton ManningCarson PalmerRobert Griffin IIIBlake BortlesRyan TannehillKirk Cousins (didn’t play entire game)Case Keenum2013 Carson Palmer (x3)Andy Dalton (x2)Tony RomoAndrew LuckDrew BreesCam NewtonBen RoethlisbergerAlex SmithJoe FlaccoRussell Wilson2012 Eli Manning (x2)Matt Ryan (x2)Russell WilsonAndrew LuckJay CutlerMichael VickMatthew StaffordJoe FlaccoCam NewtonAndy DaltonTony RomoSam BradfordMatt SchaubOct.-Jan. 2011Joe Flacco (x2)Carson Palmer (x2)Jay Cutler (x2)Drew BreesAndy DaltonHere is a quick breakdown of how many times certain quarterbacks appeared on the above list:Andy Dalton – 9 timesCarson Palmer – 7 timesPeyton Manning – 6 timesMatt Ryan – 6 timesJoe Flacco – 6 timesRussell Wilson – 5 timesMatthew Stafford – 4 timesDrew Brees – 4 timesTeddy Bridgewater – 4 timesBen Roethlisberger – 4 timesStats like this list are ignored when judging a QB’s win-loss record. Matt Ryan threw 5 interceptions in a 2012 game with 0 TD’s and emerged victoriously. Peyton Manning walked away with five wins in 2015 in which he threw more interceptions than touchdowns.Most quarterbacks only have a handful of wins via this scenario. It’s the total amount of wins that have been collected which is noteworthy.This is further evidence that Rivers has not been surrounded by well-rounded rosters this decade. The special teams unit, for instance Philip Rivers Color Rush Jersey , has been particularly disappointing and his rushing attack has paled in comparison to his peers.An in-depth breakdown of the circumstances Rivers has faced is rarely discussed on mainstream sports shows. There will be the occasional two-minute segment about him, but it doesn’t scratch the surface on the situations he has encountered. This hurts his standing with casual fans, who make up a sizable chunk of the football community.Digging deep into the weeds of his career reveals a treasure chest of ammo to support his Hall of Fame candidacy. That information needs to be given the proper amount of reflection it deserves. COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have proven during the first half of the season that they have plenty of weapons on offense. One who has emerged is Tyrell Williams, who has become a deep threat during the past month.Going into Sunday’s game at Oakland, the fourth-year wide receiver has four touchdowns and is averaging 28.8 yards per catch over the past three games.“He’s become a complete receiver. His receiving skills, he’s just taken them to another level Melvin Gordon Color Rush Jersey ,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said.With Keenan Allen still drawing double teams, Williams continues to benefit from single coverage. Five of his receptions during the past three games have gone for 20 yards or more, including a 75-yarder against Tennessee on Oct. 21. He is tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns (five), second in yardage (451) and third in receptions (22) during the first half of the season.“I think it’s really just been seeing what the defense does, when to take shots, being able to get over the top and trusting my ability to go up and get the ball or run past the defense,” said Williams Austin Ekeler Color Rush Jersey , whose 20.5 yards per reception average is third in the league.Philip Rivers also hasn’t been afraid to go to Williams on consecutive plays if the matchup is favorable. Williams caught both passes on a two-play, 89-yard drive midway through the second quarter of the Oct. 14 game at Cleveland, including a 45-yard touchdown where he got leverage over cornerback Damarious Randall.While Williams has made his biggest impact on downfield plays, he has also shown his improvement in other areas. Late in the first quarter of last Sunday’s game at Seattle, Williams made a diving grab on a back shoulder fade for a 14-yard touchdown while being covered by Tre Flowers.Williams said catching back shoulder passes and route running were two things that he placed added emphasis on improving this past offseason.“My first few years, I was always just looking to get the ball down the field. I wasn’t really prepared for back-shoulders,” he said. “It was kind of a timing thing and getting used to that Joey Bosa Color Rush Jersey , but now I’ve kind of figured out how to be running fast but still be prepared for that back-shoulder stuff.”Los Angeles (6-2) has won five straight for the first time since 2014 and will face a Raiders defense that is 24th against the pass. Williams had three receptions for 66 yards in the first meeting on Oct. 14, which the Chargers won 26-10. One of the catches was for 48 yards.“Hopefully that stays the same and they don’t switch it up. It’s nice to get single coverage and Keenan still being able to go for 100 like he did, to be firing on all cylinders,” he said.Notes: Defensive end Joey Bosa did not do any team drills, meaning he’s unlikely to play in his first game of the season this week. … Lynn has left open the possibility that LB Kyzir White could return later in the season. White was placed on injured reserve Saturday due to a knee injury.