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Rivers Is Sore But Fine: Norv

By Jim Laslavic
|  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011  |  Updated 9:20 AM PDT
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Mark Anderson sacks Rivers as Kyle Love recovers a fumble in the second half at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 18, 2011.

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A record of 2-1 is a happy place to be for the San Diego Chargers.

They went into yesterday's game without Antonio Gates, Bob Sanders and Cory Liuget among others.

On Sunday, the Chargers lost Jacques Cesaire for a few weeks with a knee injury and cornerback Quentin Jammer is week to week with a hamstring injury.

And what about the quarterback? Philip Rivers was off the mark.

He threw two more interceptions. That's six in three weeks, for a guy who averages only 11 picks a season.

Rivers hit 24 of 38 passes for 266 yards and no scores. His QB rating was a pedestrian 62.

Very low for Philip.

He got up slow once after getting sacked.

He was smacked around pretty good last week at New England, but he and the head coach insist he's fine.

“Philip is in lifting right now, he’s in the weight room,” said head coach Norv Turner during Monday’s post-game briefing at Chargers HQ. “He’s sore but he felt pretty good.”

“I don’t call it an injury. He’s sore. I don’t expect him to miss practice.”

“That’s been our routine here ever since I’ve been here… post Sunday games we lift, you get a little run and sweat in. It doesn’t feel too good at first,” said Philip Rivers. You kinda get going and work the kinks out and come Wednesday you’re ready to go for another week.

Chargers host the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1:15 p.m., Qualcomm Stadium.
 

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