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

By Ernie Padaon

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 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.