DENVER — Mired at a late-season malaise, the LosAngeles Chargers want Philip Rivers to get going.

Rivers threw an interception in his team’s opening possession to get a third consecutive game. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the last action to do which has been Josh Freeman at ’09.

After throwing just six interceptions in his first 14 matches, Rivers includes six at his past three.

The 37-year-old signal caller ended 14 of 2-4 for a season-low 176 passing yards, with a 3-yard touch down pass to Mike Williams and 2 interceptions.

Though Rivers and Chargers’ offense struggled, the defense scored a touch down on an 18-yard fumble return by linebacker Kyle Emanuel and forced four turnovers, as the Bolts escaped Broncos Arena at Mile High using a 23-9 win against Denver on Sunday to finish the season 12-4.

The Chargers earned their first win in Denver since December of 2013.

With the victory — in Denver since December of 2013 — that the Bolts advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2013; it’s also the Chargers’ best record during the regular season since 2009, once they finished 13-3.

With the Kansas City Chiefs readily replicas of this Oakland Raiders in the home — promising that the AFC West division title and No. 1 seed in the AFC postseason — that the Chargers earned the No. 5 seed and a Day at Baltimore.

The Chargers have to figure out how to get things going at a rematch with the Ravens in the road a week at the opening round of the AFC playoffs.

The Chargers are playing the Ravens at the postseason for first period, and so therefore are 57 all-time contrary to the Ravens.


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