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Coach: Loss not Philip Rivers' fault

Updated: November 11, 2011, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Coach Norv Turner says Philip Rivers shouldn't be blamed for the tumbling Chargers' 24-17 loss to the Raiders.

On the contrary, Turner praised Rivers for surviving a fierce pass rush Thursday night that resulted in six sacks and numerous hits.

"I've been around some guys that wouldn't make it that far through that game," Turner said Friday.

The Raiders went after Rivers, who didn't have the luxury of a tie, let alone a lead, over the final three-plus quarters ...

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