This is about winning.
That's how his teammates described it following a 26-24 win at the Los Angeles Chargers, and that's exactly what it looked like, particularly on a punishing 68-yard run in the fourth quarter that helped secure the win.
The 25,374 in attendance were raucous all afternoon.
Rivers has been known to fly off the handle at times in the past, but this is possibly the worst it's ever been.
"It's certainly not ideal", Rivers said after the team's third regular-season loss in its new home. They could already have a team they support. "We haven't been able to overcome it yet".
The silent count is a tool to counter the disruptive noise that a home crowd makes when the opponent is on the verge of snapping the ball. We are just finding ways to win.
There are no excuses. But don't let that fact fool you.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the trip to StubHub Center for Sunday's game between the Chargers and Eagles. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement each had just 10 carries, but they were big runs, especially Smallwood's touchdown run that ended up being the difference in the game. That's nearly 11 months. If not, the Chargers will be off to their first 0-4 start since 2003.
Playoffs have been an aberration.
It never came. The Chargers went scoreless in the second half. Crowd on their side or not, the Eagles are now 2-1 on the road after going 1-7 away from the Linc a year ago. We've got three quarters left. But we're going to get this figured out. But we're going to figure this out. One thing is certain, he said: There will be no change at quarterback.
"It's been a lot of fun", the even-keeled Elliott said. "My quarterback's playing fine".
Meanwhile, the Chargers continue to try and compete without much of a running game.
With a record of 0-3 at home, the Chargers have got to hope they make their fans happy.
You be the judge. Even on the 75-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to Tyrell Williams, the scheme seemed right, but there was confusion on the coverage. Rivers has been sacked only four times in three games and also has a quick release, so Philadelphia's front four may have a tough time getting to him. After losing eight straight games dating back to last season, they're 10-29 in 39 games. It's so enjoyable. They make it so fun, but it's starting to be the norm nearly, so to speak. "We knew what the running backs could do all along, but to see LeGarrette breaking some of these runs like he did [Sunday], some of those runs were unbelievable". "When you're 0-4, what can you expect?"
The defense turned in it's worst performance of the year in this game. Fans in Eagles jerseys new and old lined the parking lots and the tunnel onto the field.
Pederson blamed the Birds' drop-off in defensive production in recent fourth quarters on individual gaffes. "Give the people something to stand up and cheer about".
They only won one game on the road last season.
Fans of the Chargers have voiced their displeasure with the conservative play calling of Whisenhunt before, and, after head coach Anthony Lynn's press conference, it appears that the Chargers are at least considering replacing him. Next week, they'll face the New York Giants, another 0-4 team. Hopefully the environment will be more friendly by then. Their next game at the Stub is October 22 against the Broncos.