Philip Rivers looked like an NFL quarterback that was in control against the Colts. He played well and avoided making critical mistakes. He led his Chargers to a win over the Colts and Andrew Luck.
Rivers completed 22 of his 33 attempts and kept the Indianapolis defense guessing with a solid mix of the running game. He threw for one touchdown and the Chargers defense did the rest holding Luck without a touchdown pass in the game.
The Chargers defense intercepted Luck once in the game and the Chargers running game led by Ryan Mathews who had 102 yards on 22 carries helped Rivers control the pace of the game.
Time of Possession was completely one-sided in favor of the Chargers, they held the ball for 38:31 compared to the Colts who only had the ball for 21:29 in the game. Keeping the football out of the hands of Andrew Luck proved to be huge for the Chargers.
They controlled the pace of play and did a great job against the Colts. Rivers threw the ball when he had to and he played a solid game against a team that can beat you up. He only took 2 sacks and he didn’t throw any interceptions.
With the win the Chargers got back to .500 at 3-3 on the season.
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