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Philip Rivers Named AFC Player of the Week


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 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.