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Top 100 Players of 2012: Philip Rivers Ranks in at #61

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 1, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (center) before a play against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Coliseum. San Diego defeated Oakland 38-26. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Philip Rivers had a bad year! He threw the ball to the wrong jerseys for the whole first half of the season and if he played better, we would have had a better ending to the season. Sure, ranking in at number 61 is low for our baby giraffe, but he had a bad year!

Even in a bad year, our quarterback still ranked in as a top 100 player in the league.  I can’t wait to see how he does this year! He slipped from the 26th ranking a year ago, to number 61 this year, but we should see that rise again in the future.

He can’t play as bad as he did last year! His numbers were awesome still, but his bloated turnover stats were a killer. Those turnovers will definitely be cut down.

I really enjoy that an opposing defender, Von Miller, is giving him respect. Miller faced him twice last year and we are sure to have many battles with the youngster in the years to come.

Philip Rivers: Underrated or Overrated at ranking 61?