Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers Named AFC Player of the Week

Philip Rivers has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. I am sure that feels nice to get that type of recognition again. It seems like a long time since he has been applauded for his performances on offense around the league.

He went 36-of-47 for 419 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Eagles and led the team to the game winning drive.

He controlled that whole football game. With Philip Rivers running that slow no-huddle offense, he was able to read the defenses and control the pace of the game. He was masterful in his effort and we all hope to see him do that on a consistent manner this season.

The new offensive game plan has really helped Philip Rivers get the ball out to his playmakers. The offensive line has also given him some time to get the football out and when he has had danger around him he has had Danny Woodhead as an outlet to make plays with the football.

We could see more of this type of output from Philip very soon.

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  • blackroseMD1

    OK…I know I had a couple drinks last night…but did I wake up in 2009? Philip Rivers is Player of the Week?

    Hahaha, just kidding. It’s awesome to see this again. I’m loving Rivers’ resurgence under McCoy and Whiz. Hopefully the first couple games have shut up all the people that wanted Rivers gone.

    • Ernie Padaon

      hahahha.. right… it seems to be forever

    • Stefanie Smith

      I find it amazing that almost overnight, some of the players that many doubted, i.e Rivers and Royal, are playing well. A decent coach fixed whatever was ailing them pretty quickly. Granted, it is early, but we can all see they still have talent…. and not just minimal skills.

    • Tazzster

      yeah. I guess Phillips is fixed.
      People who write for the NFL are dumb. I don’t think they look past a stat line. What we have learned over the past couple of years is you need an O-line to be a successful quarterback no matter who you are. Phillip was never broken, he was just trying to do his job while running for his life. It appears that your performance numbers go down while trying to ‘run for you life’ while at the same time trying to read defenses and throw a football.
      It is funny how in the eyes of the media that Phillip has gone from a ‘washed up’ quarterback to AFC player of the week and a guy you should be adding to your fantasy football team in just two weeks.
      And the Chargers have gone from a team that would win 3-6 games to a team in the middle of the power rankings.
      And if we had just made one more play in the Houston game we would be 2-0.
      Still hoping for 10 wins this year…

  • tubbs45

    Fired up for the team! River seems to be showing signs of returning to his old Probowl form. He really seem to be laying the ball into receivers not forcing it all of the time…
    I hope our DLine can start drumming up more than just pressure, let get some QB SACKS!!!

  • Thomas87

    I think being named afc player of the week will be a great boost for rivers… I don’t know why but it reminds me of LT picking Ryan Matthews as one of his fantasy backs and how I thought that would be a boost for RM..

    • PakMaN

      RM is a fail. Plain and simple.

      • Gunnar Martin

        C’mon man! At least save the pessimism until after the season is over! Then you can go rampaging all you want.

  • arnie

    The real question I have, does this mean Phillip Rivers is “Fixed” yet?

    • Peter Thompson

      Not until Michael Irvin & Warren Sapp say he is, Arnie ; )

      • Stefanie Smith

        Rivers isn’t fixed until he gives at least Irvin the 3rd finger when he wants an interview.

        • arnie

          he should actually do the interview, and ask them if he’s fixed yet.

      • arnie


  • Gunnar Martin

    That’s my boy :)

  • Bill Nichols

    Never lost faith in Rivers, so glad for him (and us) to finally have some decent folks around him to let him do his thing. Now, let’s get Ryan on track, use him where he does the best, between tackles, but hold that rock boy wonder. Congrats Rivers, please give us an easy one Sunday, my heart needs a break. Bolt Up!!

  • Ambitoos

    AJ Smith just E-mailed 1360 radio and said, (Your welcome San Diego.) To bad he didn’t hire a coach that knew how to use Rivers.

  • John Alton

    Rivers never needed to be fixed. Thats what happens when he is protected and has coaches that know how to game plan.

  • 1961 Fan

    The Bolts barely won the game; if Rivers can continue in this manner we have a slim chance of competing. The defense, especially the corners, are the biggest concern. The better QB’s with the teams we are lined up against this year will pick our bones unless the “D” gets its act together.

  • Brian Smith

    ….when he threw that ball away instead of forcing it or taking the sack i knew he had once again seen the light