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Ross Jones, FOXSports.com
fans, this is tough to watch. Quarterback Philip Rivers turned the ball over twice in the first quarter against the
on Thursday. It was ugly. To be fair, much of the blame should go to San Diego's suspect line which has allowed constant pressure on Rivers. On the Chargers’ second possession, Rivers saw rookie
had an edge on one of the Bears cornerbacks and took a shot down the field. The pass was intercepted by safety
and returned to the San Diego 35. Fortunately for San Diego,
was picked off on the ensuing possession.
During the next Chargers possession, Mike McCoy called four straight run plays to running back
. Then, Rivers got in a groove, completing a pass to veteran tight end
. On the next play, Bears outside linebacker
and drilled Rivers in the back. He would fumble the ball and the Bears would capitalize. Not a good look for San Diego. One of McCoy’s biggest priorities in his first season as head coach is limiting Rivers’ turnovers as he has committed 35 interceptions and 12 fumbles in the last two seasons. During that span, he’s second in that category behind
. Rivers left the game having completed 5 of 9 passes for 50 yards.
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