MEXICO CITY – Los Angeles Thursday Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers knows he's worth his team games because of his turnovers.
However, in 11 games, Rivers did not find the magic elixir.
"It's a football game," he said. "If you could just pick and never throw them, I'd choose to throw zero. So I certainly don't want to throw them, but I know it hurts us right now, so obviously I have to cut them." "
Rivers finished with four interceptions in a 24-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, including a dagger on the last offensive play for the Chargers, which he gave up to Austin Eckler in the end zone, with the ball hit Kansas City safety Daniel Sorensen
Rivers threw three interceptions last week in the Oakland Raiders' loss, becoming the first Chargers quarterback by Eric Kramer in 1999 to throw at least three interceptions in consecutive games. ] Rivers has 14 interceptions it for the season and a total of 16 turnovers, the highest of the 2016 season.
Priority for Chargers coach Anthony Lynn when he took over in 2017 was to limit turnovers. Rivers did a better job in
"Philip just has to perform better in terms of turnovers," Lynn said. "Now, when you look at his turnovers, he's not always the quarterback. I mean that sometimes the quarterback hits late or sometimes the receiver can slip away, so you can't put all those turns on Philip.  "But his turnovers are a little higher than I would like. He knows that. And we need to get better in this area – period. "
The team, which was expected to participate in the Super Bowl talk earlier this season, charges fell to 4-7 and beyond the playoffs on Monday's loss.
All seven losses to the Chargers this season are Chargers is the first team since 2005. The Packers have lost seven games with seven or more points in their first 11 games of the season.
This is tied to the most such losses in the first 11
Rivers lost 61 games with seven or fewer points as a starting quarterback, the most in such a Super Bowl era loss to the Cup, next on the list is Vinnie Testaverde at 59.
Rivers turns 38 in December and is in the last year of his deal, but Lynn is not ready to focus on 2020.
"I don't have the luxury of thinking about Philip and the future and his contract," said Lynn. – My focus is on preparing for his next game and the Denver Broncos. At the end of the season, this will take care of itself. But right now, we're just trying to end the season with a positive note. "
Like Lynn, Rivers is not ready to give up on the season when the Chargers are off to a bye week.
" The only way I know is to fight and we'll just keep fighting we fight, ”Rivers said. We've been to this place before, and you just keep playing. You never know what can happen, but whether it happens or not, you just keep fighting.
"That's the beauty of this game. Believe me, while it hurts like crazy, we know we all play as a team and what our goals are. This game is so much more than between the lines. The things you learn, the strength and all the things you need to work on help you to be a better person, husband, husband and father. We're in one of those places. I'm certainly in one of those places. You just keep fighting. "