NFL: Rivers expecting his 7th child

It is currently halftime of the San Diego Chargers’ visit to Jacksonville and the Chargers’ lead 14-3. Philip Rivers currently has a touchdown and 172 yards on 15 of 17 passing. But, before the day is over he might have something more as his seventh child is expected to be delivered at any time.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and his wife, Tiffany, have six children. Their seventh baby is due to be born at any time.

But Rivers and his team have traveled to Jacksonville for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. That’s where Rivers is staying, even if the baby comes.

“Once in Jacksonville, I’m in Jacksonville,” Rivers said this week, via

So what will he do if the baby comes on Sunday?

“Facetime, I reckon,” Rivers said.

Rivers would be the second quarterback this year to miss the birth of a child; in Week Two, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco remained with his team as his wife was giving birth to their second child.

The decision is one that only the player and his family can make. Some players have said they’ll miss a game if the baby comes; others have said they won’t. There’s no right or wrong on this intensely personal decision, given that NFL teams play only 16 games per season.

In this case, once Rivers made the trip from California to Florida, the decision essentially was made. Barring a long seventh labor, the chances of Rivers making it back in time would be slim.

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16 Responses to NFL: Rivers expecting his 7th child

  1. Pack Mentality 10/20/2013 at 2:57 PM #

    Hell, it’s his 7th one. By that point you don’t have to be there for the whole song and dance.

  2. Wufpacker 10/20/2013 at 3:56 PM #

    4 more and he can field his own team.

  3. OldWuf 10/20/2013 at 4:43 PM #

    unlike many of his NFL cotemporaries, he is a father to his offspring, they are all from the same mother and he is still married to his baby mama. I know that observation may be judgmental and culturally insensitive but facts is facts.

  4. Fastback68 10/20/2013 at 4:43 PM #

    Has State issued seven full ride scholarships yet??? Better jump on it.

  5. Alpha Wolf 10/20/2013 at 5:19 PM #

    Congrats to Phillip. He’s got himself a tribe, that’s for sure, but I am sure those kids will turn out right.

  6. john of sparta 10/20/2013 at 8:15 PM #

    old song….
    ….seventh son,
    my pappy was a pistol.
    i’m a son of a gun.

  7. JohnGalt78 10/20/2013 at 10:26 PM #

    Obviously he’s not spending all his time on football.

  8. vtpackfan 10/20/2013 at 10:50 PM #

    Phillip leads them to the W and reached 30,000 yards for his career. No niño siete so far.

    No Norv has allowed him to return to his place as one of the leagues best. I heard a segment about how he’s calling a ton of audibles this year, something that Norv didn’t give him the green light on. Why a coach wouldn’t take advantage of a QB with PRs physical skills and intellect to adjust on the fly is baffling.

  9. I-Like-Tacos 10/21/2013 at 12:35 PM #

    I know that Philip and his wife love kids. The charity that they do for foster kids is wonderful and admirable.

    I just wish that he would see the connection between the work that he does for kids and the need for LESS people on the planet.

  10. wolffpride 10/21/2013 at 1:16 PM #

    He’s accurate on, and off the field.

  11. TruthBKnown Returns 10/21/2013 at 2:05 PM #

    Tacos, we don’t need fewer people on the planet. We could fit the WORLD’S population within the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida. TWICE.

    No, what we need are fewer STUPID people on the planet.

  12. MrPlywood 10/21/2013 at 3:01 PM #

    Eh, the world’s population could barely fit once, and shoulder to shoulder at that. But that’s not the point. The point is that – excluding land – we’re running low on resources to support the population. Kind of like how 50,000 people were in CF a few weeks ago but there wasn’t enough water to go around.

  13. TruthBKnown Returns 10/21/2013 at 3:22 PM #

    Plywood, that’s just not true. And that water fiasco was a management issue, not a “quantity of people” issue. Do you think there was enough water in the city of Raleigh for those 50,000 people? I never said some areas wouldn’t need proper land and resource management to support the population. With proper management, the population is not a problem.

    But we don’t need to argue about this in a sports forum.

  14. MrPlywood 10/21/2013 at 5:16 PM #

    Who’s arguing? Just pointing out that with 747 sq miles of area in Jacksonville, and assuming an average of 3 sq ft of land per person, the world’s population of 7.1 billion would barely fit. Either way, whether the world’s people could technically fit once or twice over, it’s a meaningless “statistic”.

    Regarding proper management, perhaps my analogy wasn’t the best, but at least it points out that someone couldn’t manage resources for 50,000 people, so hopefully they wouldn’t the ones in charge of allocating resources to 7 billion.

  15. compsciwolf 10/21/2013 at 9:54 PM #

    I’m pretty sure Philip Rivers is a devout Catholic, which would explain all the kids. I recall a story where he was in Rome with at least one of his kids when the new Pope was elected and the new Pope held his child.

  16. tangogr33n 10/26/2013 at 2:32 AM #

    Alpha Wolf, I think the word you’re looking for is pack not tribe. Amato made sure of that.

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