SAN DIEGO(CBSLA.com) – On Monday night in San Diego, the Chargers blew a 24 point lead, losing to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 35-24.
Philip Rivers will enter the bye week after committing a career high of six turnovers and five of them were in the second half.
Norv Turner said on Monday that he and his staff will be calling less dynamic plays for Rivers in order to fix the turnover problem.
Last year, Rivers had one of his worst seasons of his career as a starter in San Diego by throwing 20 interceptions and a rating of 88.7. So far this season, he already has 9 interceptions with a rating of 85.3.
“The way to win is not turning (the ball) over. There may be some situations where we are less dynamic to help with that but ultimately it starts with me not throwing the ball to the other team, said Rivers on Tuesday.”
Rivers claims the throws were poor and not because the plays were “dynamic.”
“They were plays we’ve run a bunch of times. Coach, and everyone in the locker room wants to do whatever we can to win games. Right now we’re doing that 50 percent of the time, which isn’t enough. The good part is, there’s nothing out there we can’t do or can’t correct. That’s the exciting part. Yes, Denver made some plays but a lot of our mistakes were self-inflicted. Denver caused some of those so give them credit. They won the game. If you look at all the good we’ve done, if you correct the bad, we can be really good,” he added.
If the Rivers doesn’t fix the turnover problem, Turner may be forced to hand the ball to their backup Billy Volek.