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Philip Rivers: “No time to panic” for Chargers

San Diego Chargers v Miami Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 02: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers throws in the first quarter during a game against theMiami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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A month ago the San Diego Chargers looked like potentially the team to beat in the AFC.

The Chargers have since lost three straight games with a 37-0 drubbing at the hands of the Miami Dolphins last week prompting Nick Hardwick to state the Chargers have hit “rock bottom.

However, quarterback Philip Rivers doesn’t share the same pessimistic views of his long-time center.

It’s no time to panic at all,” Rivers said, via Eric D. Williams of “We’re 5-4, and we’re right there in the pack of a lot of teams. And although we’re not at the top of that pack, I know we’re in a big pack. And we’ve got seven to go, and we’ll play them one at a time. It’s starts with Oakland, and that’s the only one we can control.”

After a 5-1 start, the Chargers needed a late touchdown to knock off the winless Raiders. A 23-20 home loss to Kansas City followed with a 35-21 defeat at Denver before the complete dud of a performance in Miami last week.

The bye week appears to be coming at a good time for the Chargers to give them a chance to regroup following their recent skid. San Diego has needed late-season surges before to reach the postseason. It’s territory Rivers is certainly familiar with.