One reason Rivers is good: good receivers

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Still Chargin
Staff member
Mar 5, 2006

By Kevin Acee
October 27, 2006

Philip Rivers smiles, happy that his coming-out season is coming here, in the midst of brilliance.

Two Sundays ago on the grass of Monster Park, in the second quarter of a game that was still close, Keenan McCardell made a young cornerback look foolish and helped make a young quarterback look magnificent.

On second-and-7 from the 27-yard line, McCardell took off straight at 49ers cornerback Shawntae Spencer. Never leaning one way or the other, never giving a hint of what he was about to do, McCardell stopped briefly at the 35. He took off again, stopping for a split second at the 42. He altered his route slightly and ran to the 48. He stopped and returned quickly to the 38.

Spencer, frozen for a time, did not get closer than 5 yards away in the end. It might as well have been a mile. A scrambling Rivers delivered a strike to McCardell, on his tiptoes a half-foot from being out of bounds, for a 12-yard gain.

Two plays later, Eric Parker eluded Spencer and caught a ball at the 43 before running another 10 yards for a 27-yard gain. On the next play, Vincent Jackson made an over-the-shoulder catch in the end zone after sprinting past the safety trying to cover him.


Don't like it, lump it!!!
Jul 11, 2006
It must be fun for Philip to have these guy's as his targets, I can't wait to see them really light it up. :bolt: