Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks to throw the ball during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chargers won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers: No one gave the Chargers a chance

The San Diego Chargers got a big win over the Denver Broncos on Thursday night football. After the game Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers went on the NFL Network set and vented about no one giving the Chargers a chance to win.

“We knew nobody gave us a chance, and nobody should have given us a chance either if you were outside of our locker room,” Rivers said, via

“But we came in with a lot of confidence,” the 32-year-old said. “We had won five of the last seven here. We said let’s go play our best game and get another one and stay alive. Let’s stay alive and see what happens.”

The Chargers looked like they were milking the clock to keep Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning on the sidelines. Rivers downplayed that idea.

“I think time of possession is overrated, unless you are scoring. You got to score at the end of those drives … tonight we finished those drives.”

The Chargers did have nearly twice the time of possession as the Broncos and that clearly made an impact.

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  • Bill Nichols

    Gotta say, that was almost as satisfying as the Chiefs win…… Bolts are for real, taking the west back next year for sure. Telesco is a draft day genius, and as long as McCoy and Whiss stay hungry, and stay Chargers, it’s all in the bag…. Bolts Up baby!

    • ……ChiefsFan……

      First off WAY TO GO BOLTS!

      Secondly, I wouldn’t start thinking the division is yours next year. Remember this is the first year Ried is with the Chiefs. I see this being the Chiefs division for the next couple years.

      • Peter Thompson

        Thanks, Chiefs Fan… I’m certain that you loved that… hahahaha.

        Honestly… doesn’t look like anyone is “locking up the division” at this point. Everything just got shaken up pretty nicely, and there are 3 REALLY GOOD teams in the AFC West right now. It might just come down to injuries, and strength of schedule next year. The Chiefs have a shot… the Chargers have a shot… the Broncos have a shot.. the Raiders do not. If the Chiefs don’t win in SD in week 17, I don’t think you can say that they are the front runners, regardless of making the playoffs. That would be pretty bold, after being swept by the other two competing teams in your own division.

        • ……ChiefsFan……

          We will just have to wait and see.