Twitter Torches Phillip Rivers After 4 INT Night as Chargers Lose to Chiefs Monday Night in Mexico

Monday night in Mexico was not good to Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers, who threw four interceptions in a 24-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Two dismal records emerged Monday for Rivers, a veteran NFL quarterback.

First, his seven interceptions over his last two games are the most over any two-game span in his career. Secondly, the loss was the 61st time Rivers has lost a game by seven or more points, the most by any quarterback in the Super Bowl era, according to ESPN.

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Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks down during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

Social media was not kind to Rivers, with many saying his career as an NFL quarterback is officially done. Before the comments, here's the quick game story, in which Rivers actually looked to direct his offense decently in the first half.

The Chargers marched 68 yards on the game's opening drive and kicked a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. Rivers directed another seven-play drive that ended with a missed field goal. After Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw an interception, Rivers returned the gift with his first of the night—following a three-interception game the previous week in a 26-24 loss to the Raiders.

Rivers got the ball back with a 3-0 lead in the second quarter, but tossed another interception to halt a six-play drive and set up a 6-yard touchdown run by Kansas City's LeSean McCoay to give the Chiefs a 7-3 lead. The Chargers marched down for another field goal and 7-6 deficit.

The teams traded field goals and Kansas City took a 10-9 lead into halftime in Mexico City, which has hosted NFL games four times now.

The Chiefs scored two touchdowns in the third quarter before Rivers threw a touchdown pass to Keenen Allen, then a two-point conversion to Hunter Henry to slice the Chiefs' lead to 24-17, which would be the end of scoring.

The Chargers got the ball four times in the fourth quarter, each with an opportunity to move it downfield and score. The first two resulted in punts, and the next two in interceptions. The last Rivers pick came with 15 seconds to go, and in the red zone.

Social media had their way, of course, and here's what was said at the conclusion of Monday night's game that sent the Chiefs to 7-4 in the AFC West—in first place— and the Chargers slipped to 4-7 in the division.

ESPN's SportsCenter tweeted the obvious facts.

"Philip Rivers has 61 losses by 7 or fewer points as a starting quarterback.

That's the most in the Super Bowl era."

Jordan Schultz, an analyst for ESPN, wrote: "Phillip Rivers has had an incredible, HOF caliber career. But he's not a starting QB in this league anymore. He's just not. Arm was never great and now it's poor. Decision making appears to have slowed, footwork as well. Tyrod Taylor should be playing the rest of the season."

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