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Chargers QB Philip Rivers says he was ‘fired up’ against Seahawks for ‘many reasons’

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The Los Angeles Chargers stayed on the right path after inching past the Seattle Seahawks 25-17 on Sunday afternoon to grab their fifth straight win.

However, it was a game that Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers had exuded more excitement to play than usual as his teammates pointed out after the contest. Rivers also agreed with that notion while revealing why he was so amped to play the Seahawks, according to Ricky Henne of Chargers.com.

“I was fired up,” he said. “I was fired up for many reasons. Some personal, some just excited. I love playing here, and this is probably my last shot playing here. It’s exciting when you play in this kind of atmosphere and this environment. I think it was exciting to come out and see how many Charger fans were here. I was fired up. You like going against great defenses, especially guys like Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright; guys that you’ve seen multiple times (that) you respect from afar. It’s just fun.”

Over the years, Rivers has developed a strong reputation for his passionate personality for the game that has pushed him to become the player he has been throughout his career. This was taken to the next level with what may be his final time playing against the Seahawks up in Seattle. What should be noted is that he has acknowledged that he is nearing the end of his career over the next couple of years.

Beyond that, Rivers followed through with that increased excited to put up another strong outing against a stiff defense by completing 13-of-26 passes for 228 yards with a pair of touchdowns. He has been putting together an impressive campaign throwing for 2,236 yards along with being fourth with 19 touchdown passes to three interceptions, 10th with a 67.1 percent completion rate, and third with a 116.5 passer rating.

His play has been a huge part in helping push the Chargers to one of the best records in the league that looks to be on the fast track toward not only being a playoff team but also a Super Bowl contender.