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Chargers QB Rivers: It'll take group effort to replace Keenan Allen

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says it's going to take a group effort to replace wide receiver Keenan Allen, who's out for the rest of the season after lacerating a kidney at the end of a spectacular touchdown catch Sunday.

Allen was having an outstanding season. His 67 catches were second in the NFL and tied for third-most in league history through eight games. His 725 yards were third in the NFL.

Says Rivers: "It's not going to be like, `Hey, who's going to be the next guy who's going to catch 70 the next eight games?' I don't know that that'll happen. It could, but I think it will be more by committee effort."

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