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DENVER -- After another head-scratcher of a loss -- most of them have been like that for San Diego this season -- Philip Rivers did what he often does. Air Jordan Retro España . He looked at the bright side.This feels a little like 2007 to me, he said.If only that were true.In 2007, Rivers was a fourth-year quarterback, the Chargers roster was drenched in talent and a Super Bowl trip or two seemed like a foregone conclusion -- if not that year, then soon.Nearly 10 years later, the Super Bowl is still on hold. And though Rivers has surpassed Dan Fouts as San Diegos most prolific passer, his place in NFL lore remains in limbo, held hostage to a franchise that has let things slowly decline around its star quarterback since the days when the Chargers ruled the AFC West.With every passing year, the odds of Rivers doing what Fouts couldnt -- namely, take the Chargers to the Super Bowl, grow longer.As was the case in Sundays 27-19 loss to the Broncos that dropped San Diego to 3-5, some of that is Rivers fault.But much of it is not.Philips threw for two touchdowns, three interceptions and had a miserable 48.8 passer rating against the Broncos.Coach Mike McCoy gave him four chances to complete a 2-yard pass for a possible tying touchdown at the end of the game, and Rivers couldnt connect on any of them.Of course, San Diego wouldnt have been in that situation had one receiver, Tyrell Williams, not batted a pass skyward and into the hands of Broncos defender Bradley Roby, who returned it for a touchdown. Or had kicker Josh Lambo made an extra point and a field goal earlier. Or had McCoy chosen to give the ball to 111-yard rusher Melvin Gordon on one of those four key plays.Its always something, which is why Fouts name still usually receives first mention when the subject of Greatest Chargers Quarterbacks comes up.Its mentioned first even though his passer rating (80.2) is more than 15 points worse than Rivers, and his total career yardage (43,040) will be thousands behind, as well, by the time Rivers (43,732 and counting) hangs it up.Fouts had the good fortune of playing for Don Coryell -- who was reinventing passing game during the 1970s and `80s -- and being flanked by some of the best offensive players of that era: from Charlie Joiner, to Wes Chandler, to Kellen Winslow, to Chuck Muncie and James Brooks.Hes got to have a better team around him, Fouts said in an interview over the summer , when asked about Rivers. Hes a championship-caliber quarterback, but a lot goes into it.In 2007, Rivers was part of a better team.He had LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles on offense, Shawne Merriman and Antonio Cromartie on defense. Antonio Gates, the only other 2016 holdover from that roster, was among the eight Chargers who made the Pro Bowl that year.The Chargers won their last six regular-season games and made it to the AFC title game, only to fall to the then-undefeated Patriots, 21-12. Rivers, who has started 177 straight games, famously played that game with a torn ACL.Hes a competitor, offensive lineman Joe Barksdale said. I guarantee you thats why half the free agents theyve ever signed have come here. Hes a really good quarterback, a good leader. He does a good job of being the voice of reason for the team.After Sundays loss, the voice of reason was the voice of optimism.Im fired up, Rivers said. Weve got two at home, we win those, get to 5-5 at the bye and go.He said the comparisons to 2007 had more to do with momentum and grit than the actual makeup of the roster.With all respect to our roster ... I just meant, we were 1/3 (in both 2007 and 2016), we showed spurts of, `Man, thats the best team out there, and showed spurts of `Man, they wont win a game.The 2007 team had the talent to get to 5-5 and not lose again until January. Maybe this team does, too. The Chargers were, after all, good enough to hold double-digit leads late in three of their early losses. Numbers crunchers put the odds of them losing the four games they dropped en route to 1-4 at 30 million to 1 .Rivers, whether by nature or by necessity, is only looking at whats ahead.I just dont know any other way, he said.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Comprar Jordan Baratas . -- Jaye Marie Green shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to increase her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA Tours qualifying tournament. Jordan Retro Baratas . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. http://www.airjordanbaratas.es/ .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. ARCADIA, Calif. -- Joking, who went from being a $20,000 claimer to a Grade 1 winner, was entered Monday for Saturdays $1.5 million Breeders Cup Sprint but is not expected to run after developing a temperature last Friday upon his arrival to Southern California, according to Charlton Baker, his owner and trainer.Joking has not been to the track since arriving at Santa Anita on Friday, and Baker said it would take divine intervention for the horse to run in the Sprint.The horse came up with a temperature when he came here, said Baker, who was going to make his Breeders Cup debut in the Sprint. It went back down, but hes not himself. Im disappointed, but I deal with stuff like this all the time. Air Jordan Baratas Online. Ive been around too long.Baker claimed Joking for $20,000 in January 2014. Joking was enjoying a sensational 7-year-old campaign, with four wins from five starts, including victories in the Grade 2 True North at Belmont in June and, most recently, the Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont on Oct. 1, which was a Win and Youre In race for the Sprint.The day after Joking won the Vosburgh, Baker said he was very much looking forward to running in the Breeders Cup, calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. ' ' ' 

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