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Rivers unscathed in Chargers' exhibition opener, McCoy pleased with starters' efforts

Philip Rivers made it through his first appearance of the exhibition season without committing a turnover or getting sacked.

It was a small victory even though the San Diego Chargers did lose to the Seattle Seahawks 31-10 Thursday night.

Mike McCoy, who made his head coaching debut, says he's pleased with how the first-team offense and defense did, even though they were on the field just a short time.

Rivers completed 5 of 6 passes for 45 yards in leading the Chargers on an opening 74-yard drive in 13 plays capped by Nick Novak's 28-yard field goal.

He wasn't sacked and didn't throw any interceptions. Last year, he was sacked 49 times and had 22 turnovers, including 15 interceptions, as the Chargers missed the playoffs for the third straight season.