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Rivers likely to rise fast as Charger

When San Diego kicks off the regular season at Reliant Stadium against the Texans on Sept. 12, friends and relatives of Austin native Drew Brees should be prepared to watch him spend the game on the bench. <p><small><b>Other featured stories for 4/27:</b></small><li><a href="http://gopack.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042604aab.html" target=blank><b>Rivers' Initials - PR - Speak Volumes</b></a>

Quote of the Day: "Mark our words: North Carolina State's Philip Rivers, whom the Chargers got from the Giants in the draft-day trade, will prove to be a better QB than Manning!" - Las Vegas Review-Journal's Joe Hawk

Rivers likely to rise fast as Charger
John McLain * Houston Chronicle
Philip Rivers, drafted by the New York Giants with the fourth overall pick on Saturday and traded to the Chargers, might force Brees -- who started 27 games in the last two seasons -- into a reserve role alongside 41-year-old Doug Flutie. Read More

Rivers' Initials - PR - Speak Volumes
Tony Haynes * GoPack
It took football fans in San Diego very little time to see why Philip Rivers will go down as one of the most popular players in the history of NC State athletics. By now, the Chargers marketing department is probably doing back flips after listening to Rivers talk about how great it is to be with a franchise that hasn't so much as gotten a sniff of postseason play since 1995. Read More

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