5 quarterbacks who have always struggled against the Vikings

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Philip Rivers (2004-Present)

Win/Loss vs. entire NFL: 123-101 (.549)

Win/Loss vs. Vikings: 1-3 (.250)

The Numbers:

  • 4 games
  • 61.9 completion percentage
  • 271.3 passing yards per game
  • 4 touchdowns
  • 7 interceptions
  • 3 fumbles
  • 71.7 passer rating

Unlike Steve McNair, who was personally average against the Vikings while the rest of his team struggled, Philip Rivers has been individually bad during his matchups with Minnesota.

10 turnovers in four games are mostly unbecoming of the former Los Angles Chargers and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback.

Even more dastardly is the fact that Rivers’ only win against Minnesota came in Week 1 of the 2011 season; a year that can safely be called the second-worst in Vikings history. Minnesota’s chances in their matchup against Rivers and the Chargers were doused by a lousy performance by Donovan McNabb.

Somehow, Rivers generally gets a national pass for never reaching a Super Bowl, unlike many other good quarterbacks.

However, his individual achievements are plentiful. He has both the sixth-most passing yards and passing touchdowns in NFL history. He was the aerial architect for eight winning seasons with the Chargers and he reached eight Pro Bowls along the way.

Erstwhile, he has only been able to lead his team to a win over the Vikings just once.