Philip Rivers has had a very good career. He went to eight Pro Bowls. He’s in the all-time top 10 for passing yards, touchdowns and passer rating.
And it seems like the one big hole in his resume will never be filled.
The Los Angeles Chargers are 4-6 after a crushing 26-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders, who improved to 5-5. Not that a win on Thursday night would have put the Chargers back in the Super Bowl conversation, but it felt like the loss ended their season.
The Chargers didn’t hold a lead until Austin Ekeler’s touchdown reception from Rivers with less than five minutes remaining, but after that the defense gave up a long drive capped by Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs’ 18-yard touchdown with 1:02 left.