The Pittsburgh Steelers ran away with the Sunday Night Football game in Week 6 by beating the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on their home turf. It was the second straight home loss for the Chargers, and things got a little testy at the end of the game.
After Philip Rivers threw the game-clinching interception to Cameron Sutton, NBC cameras caught Rivers grabbing cornerback Mike Hilton and having a few “words” wit him. If you didn’t stay up that late, you can see the situation unfold in the video below:
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Clearly, Hilton wanted nothing to do with a flag, or fine, and just turned his back to Rivers and whatever the veteran cornerback had to say. But many wondered after the game what got Rivers so fired up?
As it turns out, he was just disappointed.
“I was disappointed the game was over,” Rivers said, via Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com. “I wasn’t frustrated. A guy comes and waves at our sideline, you protect your team. It was really no big deal. I haven’t seen him, but I’d probably shake his hand and tell him, ‘Sorry, I got a little fired up.’ But it wasn’t a big deal. There was no screaming and yelling. It was just defending our guys.”
Rivers was clearly frustrated with the outcome of the game, the way his team played and most likely how he was harassed throughout the four quarters of play by the Steelers defense. On the night the Steelers had just one sack, but six quarterback hits on Rivers, but the defense was constantly in Rivers’ face batting down passes and making him uncomfortable.
The Steelers don’t have to worry about Rivers anymore as they now get to rest their bumps and bruises on the bye week as they gained a little momentum and improved their record to 2-4 on the season. After the bye week will be another prime time game with the Steelers and currently winless Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field.