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Just a few years ago, Philip Rivers routinely took big risks by throwing the ball deep while under pressure, and most of his risks ended up in big plays for the Chargers.
Last year, Rivers' risks started to bite him. He began to make terrible throws that were picked off by defenders. Many of the throws could be attributed to poor pass protection, but Rivers still could have made adjustments.
Going into 2012, the Chargers were hopeful that Rivers' interception problem was behind him.
However, Rivers showed against the Falcons that he still makes ill-advised throws.
Both of Rivers' interceptions against the Falcons were inexcusable throws that should have never been made.
For the Chargers to succeed this year, Rivers needs to start making the smart throw rather than constantly trying to make big plays against fantastic coverage.