The Chargers and New Orleans Saints meet for the 10th time in London in a battle of desperate foes. …
Behind Enemy Lines: Chargers vs. Saints I
Matthew Postins: Three years ago the Chargers decided to let Drew Brees go and cast their lot with Philip Rivers. No regrets on this end. How about the Chargers? Michael Lombardo: The Chargers are thrilled with Rivers' play, more so this year than ever before. In 2006, Rivers led the team to a 14-2 record and earned a Pro Bowl invite. He struggled over the first half of the 2007 season as he adjusted to Norv Turner's more diverse offense, but he hit his stride midseason and guided the team on an eight-game winning streak that ended in the AFC Championship Game. This year, despite the Chargers' up-and-down play, Rivers has been stellar and leads the NFL in passer rating (108.5) by a full five points. The Chargers believe Rivers is better suited to play "championship football" than Brees. Rivers turns the ball over less than Brees, throwing seven fewer interceptions over the last two-and-a-half seasons (36-29). Rivers is also better in the fourth quarter; he led in the NFL in fourth...
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