Chargers Could Bench Philip Rivers For Tyrod Taylor

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Dew Lock made his first National Football League start on Sunday and the game against the Chargers ended with the desired result for the Broncos. He's thrown for 3,169 yards and 15 touchdowns.

The Rivers era could be coming to an end with the Chargers at some point in the near future, though.

Rivers has thrown 14 interceptions on the season and his QBR is 25th in the league.

But if Rivers' play warrants, they will insert backup Tyrod Taylor.

Philip Rivers rebounded from a rough start that included a bad interception and finished the game 20-of-29 passing for 265 yards and two touchdowns. It won't be a quick hook.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers plan to have QBs coach Shane Steichen call plays, "though coach Anthony Lynn will be heavily involved & give input". He wants the same carefree Rivers who has thrived so often.

"I think it was a good start for him", Fangio said, via the team's website.

Sutton made an excellent catch, as he has done multiple times this year.

Rivers, 37, has been with the franchise since 2004. Expect no different between the Broncos and Chargers on Sunday, as the Denver Broncos look for their only opportunity at a sweep of a divisional team this season.

Denver and Los Angeles have certainly played as if they're avenging a loss, because they are.



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