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Column: Philip Rivers has himself a day, and that counts for something

It was fun, watching Philip Rivers have so much fun on the football field, once again.

The man loves football like children love ice cream, but lately football hadn’t been loving Rivers, the San Diegan and longtime Charges quarterback, very much in return.

Eight interceptions, some not his fault, in the past three games. Dropped passes, by his teammates yet also by defenders. Opportunities missed against three AFC West rivals. Defeats that all but 86’d Rivers and Co. from playoff contention.

Call it the worst three-game run in Rivers’ 14-year career as the starter.

The challenges included seeing his backup, Tyrod Taylor, loosen up, in the first quarter last week, following the eighth interception.