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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers keeps streak alive with extra caution

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers keeps streak alive with extra caution

Philip Rivers has eight children — eight names to remember long after his football career — and seeing their faces, along with his wife’s, he knew he had to say something.

Following the Chargers’ loss at Jacksonville, Rivers self-reported concussion symptoms last Monday, a challenging decision that threw his status for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills in doubt.

“When you’re visiting with your wife and those eight babies are there, you go, ‘Why not?’ Even if you’re being extra cautious, ‘Why not?’ ” Rivers said. “It was the prudent thing to do. When you’re dealing with that — anything neck down, I tend to be pretty reckless with — but that isn’t...

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