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No one has been more valuable than Philip Rivers during Chargers' climb in standings

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers likes to think of himself as "old school."

He has had to be persuaded to spend more time stretching. He cannot be talked out of playing come Sunday. He gains yards with his arm, not his feet.

But some "new school" statistics could be the backbone to an argument that would've been unthinkable even

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