November 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers (17) after the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers at Chiefs: Phillip Rivers historically not good in low temperatures

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The San Diego Chargers are out of the race in the AFC West, no question, but they’ve been pretty good against teams late in the season under quarterback Phillip Rivers.

Today they’ll be playing a fired up Kansas City team who’s trying to stay tied atop the West with Denver and the news gets worse for Charger fans. Thanks to ESPN’s Ed Werder, we know that Phillip Rivers in cold conditions is … winless?

It is a little bit surprising that Rivers a) hasn’t played in these temperatures more often and b) hasn’t ever won one of these games. It makes sense though, he’s a warm weather acclimated quarterback and his team is the same way.

I still remember the playoffs several years ago where the Chargers went to New England in the AFC Playoffs and played well for about a half, before they ultimately froze up and fell apart. We’ll see if he can reverse the trend today in KC, but honestly I wouldn’t bet on it.

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