Budding rivalry between Cutler, Rivers

A great rivalry is blossoming between San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers and Denver quarterback Jay Cutler.

The two quarterbacks openly feuded on the field in Week 16 of last season, and their feelings for each other off the field are not any warmer.

Even when Cutler addressed Rivers’ play Wednesday, he thought back to last season.

“He is playing really well right now, but what happened has happened and I haven’t forgotten it,” Cutler said. “A lot of guys on this team have not forgotten it. It is what it is.”

And what it is is another storyline for a game filled with them. Just as Denver’s fans got on Rivers in September, San Diego’s fans are expected to do the same Sunday night.

“It probably won’t be pleasant,” Cutler said. “I don’t think it is going to be with the holiday spirit at all. I don’t think they like me, which is fine. It adds to the game, the excitement and the rivalry with us.

“It is going to be a good one. I think these two teams probably dislike each other. I know our offense probably doesn’t like their defense and probably vice versa. I think it is becoming a good rivalry between us. We are both younger teams and they are playing really well right now. Philip is playing well, and it is going to be a good matchup.”

And the latest chapter in this young QB rivalry.

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