Philip Rivers Playing At Elite Level Again

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes the ball during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

So far this season (and it only has been 3 games), Philip Rivers has been playing lights out. It doesn’t show it in the win-loss record, but he has been killing it. Just look at the numbers and look at his poise in the pocket. Look at the team move the ball down the field.

Here is Gregg Rosenthal’s assessment of Philip’s play:

Rivers played two of the cleanest games you’ll ever see against Philadelphia and Tennessee. I charted only one bad pass against the Titans, and these were not all simple throws. Many of the tosses required perfect ball placement, and Rivers delivered.

He just didn’t get enough chances. The Chargers threw the ball once in 10 play calls while nursing a four-point lead in the fourth quarter. Coach Mike McCoy caught a bad case of Martyball and it cost San Diego a win. The Chargers will need to find someone else to catch vertical passes while Malcom Floyd recovers from injury.

It has been outstanding. Why did we get the case of Marty Ball while nursing the lead. 1 pass play in the last 10 play calls of that game?! That is absurd. When our best player is Philip Rivers, why would we rely on Ryan Mathews to close out the game for us? The new coaching staff has got the offense and Philip Rivers right back on track. Now they just need to trust him at the end of the game to move that football for first downs.