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The Kansas City Chiefs will not be getting a Philip Rivers who is 100 percent on Sunday. Per the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have called up a quarterback from the practice squad as Rivers has flu-like symptoms.
BUT Rivers is still expected to play.
Likely precaution. Philip Rivers has flu-like symptoms. Pretty severe but expected to make his 157th straight start. https://t.co/I2YQfHt5GC— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) December 12, 2015
Our injury report has been updated to list Philip Rivers with an illness as well as foot injury, but he remains probable.— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) December 12, 2015
Gotta respect Rivers. He took the starting job in 2006 and hasn't missed a game since. It's a lost season for San Diego yet here are in the middle of December and this dude wants to go out and play while not feeling well. That's the competitive spirit.
Without Rivers, the Chiefs chances of winning would soar to 90-something percent. I would put a lot of money on them winning if Rivers didn't play. With Rivers, the Chiefs have an 85 percent of winning, according to 538. Lucky for Rivers, Justin Houston is not going to play in this game.
The Chiefs would move to 8-5 on the season with a win, which would be their seventh straight. If they win ...
You can see the rest of the Chargers injury report here.