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Rivers: Chargers can go on a run - if they can 'just win a football game'

Jake Roth / USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers have not won since November 2016, but Philip Rivers is staying positive.

Despite an 0-3 start, the quarterback feels like Los Angeles is ready to go on a streak if it can just get its first win of the season.

"Let's just win a football game - and then I think we have the capability to go on a run," Rivers said, according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN. "We've got to win one first. The way we lost the first two, and then last week, it can cause you to go, 'Shoot, are we ever going to win one?'"

Rivers and Co. lost their first two games in agonizing fashion this season, as kicker Younghoe Koo missed a pair of late field goals that could have helped the Chargers to victory.

"It seems like in years past - I know we've never been 0-3 -- but we've played our best when we're a little bit, backs against the wall, and a little bit nothing to lose," Rivers added. "And I don't mean that we have nothing to lose. But just play a little bit - not reckless - but just go play. Don't worry about the 0-3. Don't worry about the percentages of teams that bounce back. Don't worry about the other teams in the division. Just go play. Find a way to win a game. And hopefully, we can kick-start a run."

The Chargers will get a chance to turn things around this Sunday when they host the Philadelphia Eagles.

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