Philip Rivers Cleared to Play Vs. Buffalo

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Dec 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks on from the sideline during the second half of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Raiders won 19-16. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks on from the sideline during the second half of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Raiders won 19-16. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers has been cleared to play vs the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the team has announced.

The Chargers QB has been in the concussion protocol since Tuesday after self-reporting symptoms.

It’s likely that it was caused after Rivers’ interception in overtime, in last week’s matchup with Jacksonville. The QB decided to get in a hit on the defender that picked his pass, instead of giving up a game-winning touchdown. Of course, that didn’t matter in the end.

Earlier today, Rivers’ game status had been announced as questionable, as the team were waiting for clearance. The Chargers have been positive throughout the week on his potential participation in the game. After not doing his usual media duties on Wednesday, he was limited in practice. However, the last two days, he has been a full participate.

All in all, it means that Philip Rivers is set to go for his 195th straight start. A streak that has been going since 2006 – the second longest amongst active QBs, only behind Eli Manning, who is on 220. Sunday’s matchup will be against Bills Rookie Quarterback Nate Peterman, who is getting his first start in the NFL.

It’s a huge boost for the Chargers, whose season is hanging by a thread.

Thomas Herd is a Staff Writer and covers the Los Angeles Chargers for cover32.com/Chargers.  Follow him on Twitter @chargers_uk


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