Rivers surpasses Fouts in victory
Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, moving past Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become San Diego’s career passing leader, and the Chargers held off the visiting Broncos, 21-13, Thursday night.
The Chargers (2-4) ended their streak of 10 consecutive AFC West losses dating to 2014.
Rivers, in his 13th season with the Chargers and 11th as starter, completed 18 of 29 attempts and now has 43,094 career passing yards. Fouts threw for 43,040 yards in 15 seasons in San Diego.
The defending Super Bowl champion Broncos (4-2) were coached by special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis after Gary Kubiak was ordered by doctors to sit this one out because of a migraine condition that mimics strokes. IRS lien against Bucs’ Grimes: The Internal RevenueService hasfiled ataxlien of $191,470.70 against Bucca- neers cornerback Brent Grimes and his wife, Miko.
The notice filed Thursday on their home in Davie, Fla., says the Grimes owe taxes for a period ending in 2014.
Grimes played for the Dolphins from 2013 to 2015 before signing a two-year, $13.5 million deal with the Bucs. Miko Grimes has 19,000 Twitter followers and is known for her strong opinions and profane posts.
Grimes’ agent, Jimmy Sexton, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Newton full participant: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was a full participant in practice, another indicator the league’s reigning MVP is likely to play Sunday against the Saints.
Newton, who declined interview requests, remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but coach Ron Rivera said it’s a positive sign that Newton was able to practice fully.
Rivera said he doesn’t know when Newton’s next meeting with neurologists will be or when he might be cleared to play. Extra points: Dolphins rookie guard Laremy Tunsil expects to play Sunday after missing last week’s game when he sprained his right ankle coming out of the shower. He returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. ... Redskins coach Jay Gruden said tight end Jordan Reed has been diagnosed with his sixth football-related concussion. ... Former Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for bank fraud. He was convicted in February in a scam that prosecutors say bilked investors out of millions of dollars while he was chairman of a Bloomington, Minn., bank. ... Former Dolphin Fulton Walker, who in 1983 became the first player to score on a kickoff return in the Super Bowl, died of an apparent heart attack in his hometown of Martinsburg, W.Va. Walker, who played in the NFL from 1981 to 1986, was 58. ... Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, center Nick Mangold and linebacker David Harris sat out team drills at practice while recovering from injuries. Revis tweaked a hamstring injury Oct. 2 against the Seahawks, Mangold is dealing with a sore knee and Harris has a sore hamstring.