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Philip Rivers is the AFC offensive player of the week

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For the second time this season, Philip Rivers is the AFC offensive player of the week.

Rivers got the award this week for his 35-for-42, 401-yard, three-touchdown, one-interception performance against the Cowboys. With Rivers leading the way, the Chargers erased a 21-10 deficit and won 30-21.

The award also went to Rivers in Week Two, after another 400-yard game in another win over an NFC East opponent, the Eagles. The Chargers still have two more games against two more bad NFC East defenses this season, so Rivers may have another couple awards coming.

Prior to Week Two, the last time Rivers had won the player of the week award was in 2008.

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25 Responses to “Philip Rivers is the AFC offensive player of the week”
  1. questionableprovenance says: Oct 2, 2013 12:02 PM

    I wonder if this will motivate Peyton to stay in for the fourth quarter to crank out 600 yards and ten touchdowns.

  2. randyschwimmer7 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:04 PM

    I don’t quite understand. Do they feel obligated to give the award to someone other than Peyton Manning every week? Peyton threw for one more touchdown, and also had ZERO INT’s. Maybe it is because they are afraid that Phyllis will cry Rivers when he doesn’t get what he wants.

  3. sarcasm says: Oct 2, 2013 12:06 PM

    Not phil-ing it. This one should be in Denver too.

  4. shogunassasin30 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:08 PM

    I’m a PFM guy but i’m fine with this. Good to see Phillip Rivers playing like Phillip Rivers again. For quite a few years he was right up there with Brady, Manning and Brees. How many of these can you give to Peyton anyway. The only thing he needs at this point is another superbowl or 2

  5. trollhammer20 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:13 PM

    35-42 and erased a huge deficit, against a better defense than what Peyton faced this week? Yeah, Rivers deserves it.

    I almost (key word almost) feel sorry for Dallas, going from a once-again hot Rivers to never-before-seen-numbers Manning in consecutive weeks. Manning practiced every day for years against the defensive style he’ll be seeing this week. This could get ugly for Cowboy fans.

  6. joetoronto says: Oct 2, 2013 12:16 PM

    shogunassasin30 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:08 PM

    I’m a PFM guy but i’m fine with this. Good to see Phillip Rivers playing like Phillip Rivers again. For quite a few years he was right up there with Brady, Manning and Brees. How many of these can you give to Peyton anyway. The only thing he needs at this point is another superbowl or 2
    ************************************************
    Ah, he was never in the same ballpark as Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

    And by the way, he’s never won ONE Super Bowl, so he can’t win “another” one.

  7. shayeezy says: Oct 2, 2013 12:25 PM

    agreed about rivers never being in the same league as those other guys, but regarding your second comment, he was talking about peyton, not rivers.

  8. slick50ks says: Oct 2, 2013 12:30 PM

    As we all know, Phyllis crumbles under ANY amount of pressure. Luckily for him he was playing that ancient defense that ancient oldman in Dallas prefers.

    He won’t be so lucky most weeks. More teams than not are running modern defenses today. And lets be honest, the defense in Dallas just isn’t very good.

  9. footballwithoutpolitics says: Oct 2, 2013 12:31 PM

    You’re right, shayeezy.

    My bad.

  10. chargersdiehard says: Oct 2, 2013 12:32 PM

    Come on, the guy plays behind a makeshift o line, with his top two wrs out for the season. Payton has the best wrs in the league and you think he deserves it every week?

  11. selbyrj82 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:35 PM

    shogunassasin30 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:08 PM

    And by the way, he’s never won ONE Super Bowl, so he can’t win “another” one.

    …………………………………………..
    I believe he was referring to Peyton’s superbowl not Rivers.

    That said, I agree Rivers was never quite in the ballpark of Brees, Manning, Rodgers, Brady. But througout the history of the NFL very few have been. He was definitely in the tier immediately below them before, though, and after his drop off it appears he could be back.

    Rivers also led a comeback victory this week- with comprable stats to peyton but adding in the variable of come-from-behind performance, let him have this one.

  12. sarcasm says: Oct 2, 2013 12:40 PM

    Payton is dead. RIP Sweetness! You would think after being on a national stage for nearly 2 decades people would have a clue as to how to spell his name.

    Repeat after me.

    P———–P
    E———–E
    Y———–Y
    T———–T
    O———–O
    N———–N

    E not A.

  13. schmitty2 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:42 PM

    This headline made Joetoronto cry and Humbolt back to having false hope of jumping back on the Superbowl train.

  14. natelan69 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:42 PM

    footballwithoutpolitics says:
    Oct 2, 2013 12:31 PM
    You’re right, shayeezy.

    My bad.

    ————————————–

    “footballwithoutpolitics” = “joetoronto”?

    ————————————–

    Either way, I doubt very much we’ll be giving any of these awards to a Raider this year.

    Winning season next year though, right?

  15. richiebburg says: Oct 2, 2013 12:51 PM

    I am flabbergasted… I would have been ok with it if they had renamed the award the Peyton Manning AFC Offensive player of the week award

  16. powpow042 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:57 PM

    Oh Bronco fan….shut it. Rivers did something this week no other QB has done…EVER. Completed 83% of his passes and throwing for over 400 yards. His one pick was when his arm was hit while he was throwing the ball. Keep on talking up the most overrated QB of all-time Peyton “mr. regular season” Manning…and watch as he melts down once again in the playoffs.

  17. surfinbird1 says: Oct 2, 2013 1:10 PM

    Should have been Geno the Jet.

  18. breakingb says: Oct 2, 2013 1:23 PM

    PAyton is the Saint’s head coach
    PEyton is the QB with the huge forehead

  19. awdlmd says: Oct 2, 2013 1:38 PM

    “Keep on talking up the most overrated QB of all-time Peyton “mr. regular season” Manning…and watch as he melts down once again in the playoffs.”

    Because Rivers is Mr. Clutch hahaha

  20. elimanningup says: Oct 2, 2013 1:51 PM

    Eli Manning: “Hey Phyllis….got rings?”

  21. dannymac17 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:11 PM

    The Rivers haters are out in full. Just cant stand the fact he has put in the work to fix what has been wrong with him for the past 2 seasons.

    You can eat your crow

    cause out of the 7 passes he missed, 2 were throw aways, 1 was a dropped ball and 1 was a sack that turned into a pick six.

    other than that, he was flawless.

    eat it haters

  22. sw69ca says: Oct 2, 2013 2:20 PM

    P Rivers’ problem is consistency. He has more negative consistency than positive.
    What has he ever done in San Diego besides giving fans false hope? …he has one good game and everybody’s praising him to the heavens then he loses his azz in the next game and all that praising is gone just like the one good game he had!
    Year after year the samething!

  23. dannymac17 says: Oct 2, 2013 2:26 PM

    sw69ca

    he hasnt had a bad game this year.

  24. dasmol says: Oct 2, 2013 2:49 PM

    I would have given it to Darren McFadden for simply making it through the first quarter of the season injury free…oh wait.

    Nevermind.

  25. sdsockers says: Oct 2, 2013 4:23 PM

    As has been touched upon, Rivers is playing behind a make-shift O-line. However, most fans outside San Diego have no idea exactly how bad the situation is.
    Left tackle is Mike Harris, a Right Tackle 1-year man, because King Dunlap, who couldn’t keep his job in Philly, was hurt and couldn’t play.
    Left Guard (last week) was Johnny Troutman, a 2nd year pro playing in his first season, with very few games played, much less started.
    Center: Nick Hardwick, excellent player who was questionable with a shin injury last week.
    Right Guard: Rich Ohrnberger, 2nd-stringer who started in place of the injured Jeromey Clary. And then Ohrnberger got hurt, so Steve Schilling (who was signed from Practice Squad on Wednesday) played. The Right Guard was a 3rd-stringer.
    Right Tackle: D.J. Fluker, 1st-round draft choice, rookie, and who missed the previous game with a concussion.
    THIS is the O-line that Rivers is playing behind, and putting up historic numbers.
    As we’re witnessing with the NY Giants, if you give a talented QB time in the pocket, he’ll succeed and win Super Bowls. If you don’t block for him, you’re 0-and-4.

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