Thursday, October 21, 2010

Only Jay Cutler is getting sacked more than Phillip Rivers

I while ago I wrote a post on how the top 3 QBs in the NFL weren't getting any protection from their own teams.  Well that trend is so bad for San Diego I wanted to expand here.

San Diego are currently 2-4 (they play the Patriots this week) and if it wasn't for some amazing play from Rivers it could be much worse.  After week 6 his numbers are as follows:
Att 220, Comp 137, 2008 yds, 12 TDs, 5 Int, QB rating 100.7 (from

Quite impressive numbers which have been helped by the fact that his team has been down a lot and he has been forced to throw plenty.

However his team is also ranked last by PFF for pass blocking so he has been constantly under pressure.  Only Jay Cutler has been sacked more times (Rivers 18, Cutler 23).  But if you look at some other stats Rivers has been pressured a lot more (note stats are only for first 5 games).

                            QB sacks         QB hits        QB  pressures
Chargers                 13                    9                     79
Bears                      16                   13                    47

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