The San Diego Chargers lost another tough game this past Monday night, and following yet another costly turnover by quarterback Philip Rivers, the camera clearly caught him uttering the sentence, “This is the worst day ever.”
Now, granted, the microphones were not focused on Rivers. You cannot tell for sure that is exactly what Rivers said, but it had to be along the same lines.
Yet Rivers came out and said that he never said anything like that during the end of the Chargers’ 23-20 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Apparently, Rivers does not believe that anyone can read someone else’s lips.
“I didn’t say that. I don’t know if I ever said that. It wasn’t the worst day ever. It may have been the worst play I’ve ever been a part of, but it wasn’t the worst day,” Rivers said.
But he did not say it was the worst play ever. I’m no professional lip reader, and I never liked those creepy ventriloquist dummies, but even I can tell that the word play and day look very different coming out of someone’s mouth.
Go ahead and look in the mirror and say the word day, and then say the word play. Your mouth looks entirely different. You have to shut your mouth to say the word play, because of the fist letter.
That alone should tell us Rivers said day, because he has great difficulty in ever shutting his mouth.
Regardless of what Rivers said, it was a very bad day and very bad play. All he had to do was hold onto a snap from the center, and in all likelihood, Nick Novak would have come on and connected on a game winning field goal.
But Rivers committed his league leading 14th turnover this season, having thrown 11 interceptions and lost three fumbles. The Chargers are now 4-3 and tied for first place in the AFC West with the Chiefs and Oakland Raiders.
Now, Rivers and his Chargers get to prepare for a huge matchup against the undefeated Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
He may be uttering something much worse during this game, so cameras may want to shy away from showing him on the sidelines.