Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers Collects His 2nd AFC Player Of The Week Award This Season

Philip Rivers has had an outstanding season to this point. He has been running the Chargers offense to perfection and he has turned all the skeptics into fans with his play. He has been great during the wins and the losses for the Chargers and he has been the AFC’s top offensive performer for 2 of the 4 weeks in the NFL now. Both have been Chargers wins.

With his performance against Dallas in week 4, how could he not be named the AFC’s top performer? He completed 84.4% of his passees for 401 yards and 3 touchdowns. 35-of-42 passes and averaged 9.55 yards a pass attempt. He had the team moving.

Philip Rivers has been carrying the team on his back to start out the season and will have to continue doing that heavy lifting. The Chargers defense is a mix-and-match group of players on the field right now and they are doing what they can to slow down the opponents.

Philip has been playing like an MVP candidate early this season. In order to really be considered for that award, he will have to rack up the wins and get this team in the playoffs.

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  • Brendon Clarke

    Hell yeah! All these “experts” saying PR was done are feeling pretty stupid right now….

    • Tazzster

      Nah. All the experts have jumped on the PR bandwagon. NFL experts are like good cornerbacks…. that last play never happened.

      After this dies down, we need to go find all those people who were saying that the Charger would be lucky to get 4 wins….JERKS!

      I’m thinking 9 wins… maybe 10 and a playoff spot. It would be nice to win the next 3 before our bye. Indy will be a big test, but I think the BOLTS will be up for it.


  • chargersgogogo!

    Off topic here but supposedly we need a dominant LT but yet the ravens traded for lt monroe who is young and an excellent blocker for a 4th and 5th rounder and thats it

    • Ernie Padaon

      yea… they got a steal..i don’t know if we are as desperate for a left tackle as we used to be though. King Dunlap has been putting in nice work for us on the left side

      • Tazzster

        The O-line is solid. If we are going to trade for someone, I would think it would be a defensive player. Unfortunately, we are also short on cap space. I think we are pretty much stuck with what we have.
        Plus, I agree with TT… building through the draft is the way to go. I am expecting us to draft a lot of defensive help next year.

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          Ya I would have to say defensive player too, O-line will be fine with what we have. Great trade for the Jags and Ravens, Jags need to start fresh next year and add as many new plays as they can to that terrible roster and Their Big rookie LT can now play his actual position, he was struggling at RT.

      • Derek

        We will see who Dunlap is durring the chiefs game and broncos that will determine if we draft a lt I think Harris will make a great rt but I think our swing tackle should be a natural lt

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      He was going to be a free agent after the season anyway so the Jags got anything for him.

      And after all the money they gave to Flacco, they still have to sign Monroe to a hefty contract.
      Who knows if Monroe is even with the Ravens next season.

      It’s better if the Chargers draft a franchise LT in the Draft

      • Derek

        He’s 26 and won’t make rookie mistakes. Perfect for a sb run. Ravens won’t be able too afford him. This was a move made to convince flacco to take a pay cut to keep him. Because now every roster decision is flaccos fault especially if they can’t draft one

        • boltingindiego

          flacco isn’t the biggest cap hit on the ravens its ngata and he will still be the biggest cap hit for the next 2 years.

          • Derek

            O, ain’t mad at that he deserves it . But flacco doesn’t

  • Derek

    Only defense I’m scared of is Atlanta with their mad dog front. But if ken keeps spreading them out and phill gets Dunlap back our only threat is Peyton. Houston and tamba Hali need starting linemen and a Rb to help. Even if he doesn’t get the sack they’re making Eric berry look brilliant.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Keep Rivers’ go to guys healthy and involved. He has to have receivers and/or rbs or TEs that he trusts. No screwing around.

  • Daryl Peek

    Week 4 into the make or break season and I’m continuing to eat a spicy plate of crow. And contrary to popular belief, ba dop ba ba ba I’m Lovin’ It!

    • Peter Thompson

      Lol… spicy crow goes down a little easier when you get to watch your QB ballin’ out of control!!!!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    PR must be feelin really good and even more confident now. I heard on Colin Cowheard show earlier today that USC might want to interview Whisenhunt for their head coach vacancy. I hope nothing comes to fruition from that, but it sounded like pure speculation.

    • Peter Thompson

      Let’s not even entertain that.. hahahaha! That would suck monkey nuts!

  • Rob Base

    Nice! I feel like an ass dissing him week 1. I know he can get done as long as the O Line stays healthy and they put in work. Way to rep the Bolts Rivers!

    • Peter Thompson

      This team looks to be improving.. slowly… but, it’s improvement.

      • arnie

        You are correct. That’s all i’m looking for, we all know what the problems are.

  • Jordan

    (((Terrell Owens crying voice))) “that’s my quarterback” sniff sniff

  • arnie

    BOOM! Fix that!

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    He’s back!!!!! I thought I’d like to share some sauce w/ everyone that had their doubts like I did…

  • Gunnar Martin

    Even over Peyton and Brees? Sure, I voted for Phil, but that is a little bit surprising considering they both had tremendous games as well. Good for Rivers.

    • Ernie Padaon

      Brees won it for NFC

  • Jordan

    Rivers completed 35 of 42 passes for 401 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. His 83.3 percent completion percentage was the highest in NFL history for a 400-yard passing game. Crazy