Philip Rivers named AFC offensive player of the week

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The Chargers have had plenty of reasons to feel grateful for quarterback Philip Rivers over the years and they got another one on Thanksgiving.

Rivers completed 27-of-33 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Chargers to a 28-6 win over Dallas last Thursday. It took Rivers and L.A. a bit of time to get rolling as they managed just three points in the first 30 minutes, but he hit Hunter Henry and Tyrell Williams for third quarter touchdowns that put the Chargers on their way to a comfortable victory.

The NFL named Rivers the AFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday in recognition of that performance, which came in the Chargers’ fifth win of the year. All of those wins have come after an 0-4 start and the Chargers find themselves a game back of the Chiefs in the AFC West.

Given the opposite trajectories of the two teams over the last two months, it’s not hard to find those who believe the Chargers will wind up passing the Chiefs and Rivers will be playing a leading role in that effort.

24 responses to “Philip Rivers named AFC offensive player of the week

  1. At first I thought Rivers was just another loudmouth on the field… but he won me over by toughing out a torn ACL in the 2007 AFC Championship game. A true football player.

    Great competitor and by all accounts a good guy too. If my Patriots can’t win a title… I hope he does.

  2. joetoronto says:
    November 29, 2017 at 10:18 am
    Phyllis is awesome until the chips are down.

    Then, not so much.


    Unlike Derek Carr who pretty much stinks the majority of the time….

  3. “Rivers loves the late season runs that end in round one of the playoffs.”

    Rivers has never lost in the first round of the playoffs. His two one and dones were in the second round.

  4. As a Raiders fan, I hate the Chargers but Rivers’ style of QBing makes me want to see more from him always. He plays with a throwback style and passion unlike these robotic, choreographed QBs (side-eyes Brady). Good for you Phillip.

  5. Rivers is an outstanding QB, outstanding leader and outstanding, tough man. Cleveland beat the Chargers last year….their only win. Chargers better put the hammer down fast and often on Sunday. Then again, there are few Charger fans in L-a-L-a-Land who’ll purchase tickets AND there are no Browns fans…they’ve dried up. Spanos would give away most of the tickets except parking is $100 and concessions are off the $ charts. Maybe the soccer field will be empty.

  6. waldoampere says:
    November 29, 2017 at 10:25 am
    Is there anyone who even remotely cares about these weekly awards?
    I’m sure you’d find a reason to cheer if it was a guy on your team! But really, what these awards do is just help highlight the league’s leading performances each week – I for one had missed Rivers’ sheer yardage total and as a fan of football don’t mind at all of being appraised of it even though I’m not a Chargers fan (I’m a Pats, well, really a Belichick fan). So just appreciate it and move on.

  7. Congrats to Phil. A great guy and HOF worthy QB. Finally has a decent defense, receivers that know the playbook, and an OL that can pass protect for at least 2 seconds. Sky’s the limit!

  8. San Diego native who hates the Chargers for leaving, but will forever love Rivers. He plays with a ton of passion and is underrated because lack of rings.

  9. I wonder if all the front running Los Angeles fans are filling up StubHub stadium yet and becoming hard core Chargers fans.

    The 49er fans in Los Angeles go hard though. Shout out to them.

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