Mike Nugent

Thanksgiving debut for Rivers also big for Chargers, Cowboys

Philip Rivers looks forward to his Thanksgiving debut in his 14th season.

The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback is also pretty fired up about how important Thursday's visit to the Dallas Cowboys is for his Los Angeles Chargers.

"Outside of playoff games, I don't know that there's any bigger stage and game than Thanksgiving," Rivers said . "It's certainly a big-time game, more so because of what's riding on it for our team. Throw in the fact that it's Thanksgiving, even better."

Los Angeles (4-6) started 0-4 while AFC West rival Kansas City won its first five. Now the Chargers are within two games of the division-leading Chiefs after scoring their...

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