Chargers QB Philip Rivers will play in LA’s 2nd preseason game
After sitting out the Los Angeles Chargers preseason opener last week against the Arizona Cardinals, quarterback Philip Rivers will finally get a chance to break a sweat in a live game setup this Saturday, when his team hosts the visiting Seattle Seahawks, according to Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Philip Rivers will play on Saturday at StubHub Center after sitting out the Chargers' preseason opener. Joey Bosa (foot) and Forrest Lamp (knee) will not.
— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) August 16, 2018
The Chargers’ 24-17 loss to Arizona last week disappointed Los Angeles head coach Anthony Lynn, mainly because of his team’s inability to secure the ball. The Chargers had four turnovers in the game against to just one by the Cardinals. Geno Smith threw for 2018 yards and a touchdown on 14 of 23 pass completions but had an interception and a fumble. Cardale Jones went 6-for-12 for 50 passing yards and also had a fumble. The other turnover was a fumble, too, by fullback Derek Watt.
Rivers is not expected to take a ton of snaps against the Seahawks, but his presence will surely give the Los Angeles offense stability while building on-field chemistry with his teammates.
Philip Rivers will turn 37 on December, but his performance continues to defy father time. In 2017, he extended his streak of 4,000-yard campaigns to five seasons by recording 4,515 passing yards to go with 28 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions. He’s also been very durable, as he has appeared in each game since 2006.