Force a Turnover
Sep 27, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) gets up off the field after throwing an interception in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings beat the San Diego Chargers 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
For all the credit Rivers gets for being a prolific passer, he’s also guilty of serving up some balls that can be had by the defense. He has thrown seven interceptions in addition to two fumbles this season. This comes a year removed a season in which he threw 18 picks and coughing up eight fumbles.
This would be a perfect time for the defense to make a play as the Ravens have not forced a turnover since the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3. The Baltimore defense has generally been known as a group that creates havoc and causes teams to turn the ball over, but not in 2015. This defense is struggling just to get off the field.
The way to limit Rivers’ impact on a game is to keep him off the field. The Chargers are struggling on the ground and know the Ravens secondary is their greatest weakness so the game will be in Rivers hands. For the Ravens to keep him off the field, they have to take advantage of the mistakes that he makes.
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