On Monday evening, the Los Angeles Chargers confirmed that quarterback Philip Rivers had entered the NFL’s concussion protocol. The Buffalo Bills travel to Los Angeles this Sunday in what is considered a must-win game to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The news came as a surprise as Rivers self-reported his condition to the team on Monday, as reported on Chargers.com. No specific play is noted for the concussion, which apparently occurred during Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Philip Rivers Enters Concussion Protocol— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) November 14, 2017
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Rivers is one of the most durable and dependable quarterbacks in the NFL, having started 185 consecutive games dating back to 2006. If Rivers is unable to play on Sunday, Kellen Clemens would likely get the start for the Chargers. Former Bills QB Cardale Jones is the third QB.
Despite the fact that the Chargers are only 3-6, they are currently a 4-point favorite over the Bills on Sunday. That would likely change if Clemens got the start in place of Rivers.