Philip Rivers: The Game Manager

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip  Rivers (17) watches time expire at the end of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. San Diego won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

What Philip Rivers was that on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals? That was Philip Rivers the game manager. Not the gun slinger that we are all know and love.

With the running game getting the job done, Philip Rivers just had to manage the football game and make sure that the team didn’t do anything dumb with the football.

Against the Denver Broncos, we might need him to make a few more plays in the passing game. With Peyton Manning standing on the opposing sideline, Philip the gun slinger might have to make his return. Either way, Philip will do whatever it takes to get the win. If the running game is working, then there is no reason to toss the rock all over the field and allow a team to make a comeback.

The defense was playing well and the team trusted in them in making the necessary stops. They will need to have another stellar game against the Broncos on Sunday, but they seem to be playing with a ton of confidence right now.

The team has trust in Philip to make the plays when it is needed. He can make the big play. He can drive the team down the field with his arm. He will do whatever it takes to get that win.