Robert Ayers mocks Philip Rivers (GIF)

Robert Ayers Philip RiversDenver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers decided to have some fun with Philip Rivers during the Broncos’ 24-17 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Philip Rivers had to call a timeout on the third play of the Chargers’ opening drive of the second half, leaving him extremely frustrated. As he stomped off the field, Ayers mocked him by mimicking him. It was pretty funny.

Ayers had two tackles in the game. Rivers had 217 yards, two touchdowns and two fits.

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Philip Rivers throws fit after Nick Hardwick doesn’t snap him ball (GIFs)

Philip Rivers snapPhilip Rivers was fuming after his center Nick Hardwick failed to snap the ball on a 3rd-and-7 play, resulting in a delay of game penalty for the Chargers. San Diego had a 3rd-and-7 from their 23 late in the first quarter following a Broncos touchdown, and Rivers was desperately trying to signal to Hardwick that he wanted the snap. Hardwick couldn’t see it, because he never snapped the ball, leading Rivers to blow up.

The Chargers ended up punting, and Rivers somehow got involved with Eric Decker and grabbed Decker by the jersey.

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Philip Rivers’ bolo tie was given to him by a fan

Philip Rivers bolo tie

The bolo tie that Philip Rivers has been rocking over the past several weeks has become a symbol of success for the 2013 San Diego Chargers. Rivers first wore the tie after his team’s Week 15 win over the Broncos in Denver. On Sunday, he was rocking a new bolo after beating the Cincinnati Bengals in the playoffs. That one was given to him by a fan.

Ted Williams (not that one), a 76-year-old Chargers fan, made his own bolo tie over a decade ago. With Rivers having made the fashion trend so popular over the past month or so, Williams decided to drop by Chargers Park and leave the tie at the front desk as a gift for Rivers. He thought there was a slim chance Rivers would actually get it.

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Philip Rivers’ bolo tie is a good luck charm for Chargers

Philip Rivers bolo tie

If you saw what Philip Rivers was wearing to Paul Brown Stadium before the San Diego Chargers-Cincinnati Bengals playoff game on Sunday, there’s no way you would have picked anyone other than the Chargers to win the game.

Rivers rocked his bolo tie to the game and proudly wore it after the team’s 27-10 victory. You may recall that Rivers first introduced the masses to his bolo tie after the Chargers beat the Denver Broncos on the road in Week 15. My only question is: where were his rattlesnake boots this time?

There is little doubt what Rivers will be wearing for next week’s playoff game against the Broncos.

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Philip Rivers rocks rattlesnake cowboy boots during postgame interview


Philip Rivers is pretty much as country as they come. It must have taken the Alabama boy some serious adjusting when he first started playing for the San Diego Chargers. The rattlesnake cowboy boots he wore after Thursday night’s win over the Denver Broncos would seem to indicate he has yet to adjust completely.

Rivers joined NFL Network’s team of analysts after the game while proudly sporting a pair of fantastic cowboy boots, which Deion Sanders asked that he show to America. The former NC State star was also rocking a bolo tie.


Something tells me Rivers felt more at home in Denver than he does in San Diego.

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Philip Rivers hints Chargers were offended by Colts-Broncos hype

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The San Diego Chargers surprised many people by beating the Indianapolis Colts 19-9 on Monday Night Football. The Colts were coming off three straight wins, including impressive victories over the 49ers and Seahawks. The Chargers, meanwhile, had just lost to the Raiders. But they looked extra motivated on Monday, possibly because they felt disrespected.

Quarterback Philip Rivers hinted after the game that he was playing with an edge because he was offended by all the hype for next weekend’s Colts-Denver Broncos game.

In a postgame interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Rivers was asked about Andrew Luck and the Colts offense, and he decided to mention the Colts-Broncos hype unprompted.

“We heard so much coming into the game about their offense and Andrew Luck, what was your offense doing to keep them off the field?” Salters asked.

“I wasn’t sure who the Colts were playing this week with all the ads I saw …” Rivers said with a smirk.

The Broncos visit the Colts next Sunday night for what will mark Peyton Manning’s return to Indy and first game against his former team. The hype for the game was talked about at length on Sunday and Monday as if the Colts didn’t have a game to go before it. It sure seemed to me like Rivers was motivated because he felt overlooked.

I mean are you really telling me Rivers wasn’t stoked to get this win? Look at his reaction to Nick Novak’s 51-yard field goal to give the Chargers the 19-9 lead:

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Philip Rivers Backs Norv Turner: ‘It would be Crazy’ if He Were Fired

The Chargers are coming alive late in the season like usual. They have won three in a row and are now 7-7. The win streak comes after a disastrous six-game losing streak that featured a botched exchange leading to a loss against the Chiefs. A few weeks ago, it was a near certainty that head coach Norv Turner would be fired. It was likely GM A.J. Smith was going with him. Now that the team is rallying late in the year, quarterback Philip Rivers is trying to end the fire Norv talk.

“Regardless of what happens the next two weeks,” Rivers said after Sunday’s game, “it would be crazy for Norv to not be here. We’ve won 48 games in five years. Norv can’t make every throw. Norv didn’t fumble. You can’t go, ‘Gee, Norv, why did you throw that pass?’”

I understand Rivers’ point, and you can make the same argument when any coach gets fired: he’s not the one screwing up on the field. But the issue is a coach is supposed to give his team the best chance to win. Does Norv do that? On a weekly basis, he does not, and it’s been that way for a while.

It is time for a new head coach in San Diego, regardless of what Rivers says. It would be great to retain Norv as the offensive coordinator, but I doubt he would be willing to do that. He’s still a good offensive coach.

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