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Chargers QB Philip Rivers expects a challenge from Eric Weddle, Ravens defense

Philip Rivers, Eric Weddle

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is expected a pretty tough test when former teammate Eric Weddle and the Baltimore Ravens come to town.

The Chargers now sit at 11-3 on the season after the thrilling win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week, with Anthony Lynn’s group hoping to keep their momentum going so that they can find a way to grab home-field advantage in the AFC.

However, it won’t be easy, as the next matchup on the schedule will come against a tough Ravens team. And Rivers knows that Weddle, who spent nine years with the Chargers, will present some significant challenges.

From Fernando Ramirez of NBC San Diego:

“We’ve had quite a bit of competition on the practice field, just when score wasn’t involved,” said Rivers, “So it will be a heck of a challenge, both he leading that defense, and just that defense in general, it’s a heck of a defense. So we definitely have our work cut out for us on Saturday.”

Weddle has posted 66 combined tackles in his third season with the Ravens, and he’ll no doubt be keying in on Rivers to try to slow down the excellent Chargers passing attack.

As for the veteran quarterback, he’s now thrown for 3,951 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season, which has helped him earn a tremendous 112.4 quarterback rating.

After the pivotal matchup with the Ravens on Saturday, the Chargers will hit the road and head to Mile High Stadium to take on the Denver Broncos in Week 17.