Sep 28, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) prepares to throw the ball during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers are doing an unbelievable job moving the ball through the air this season. Philip Rivers is playing like the league MVP despite the middle of his offensive line playing like a bowl of turds.
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Rivers has the weapons and he trusts all his weapons. He has worked with Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates for years and they all are on the same page and all know what the other is thinking. Philip’s connection with Eddie Royal and Keenan Allen has been unbelievable. This passing attack is unreal.
What makes it even better is the Chargers lack of a running game. The team has not been able to establish anything in their running attack, but they still are able to get the ball out to their receivers for big gains.
Last season, Philip showed how accurate he could be with this offense while taking what the defense is giving him. This year, he has been taking those quick and easy dump passes and has been mixing in a bomb in there. His ability to read the defense and find the matchup that he wants has been amazing. That toss out to Malcom Floyd in the end zone yesterday couldn’t be any better.
Can Philip continue the pace? He will need more help from the other guys on the roster. The receivers are playing well. The tight ends are playing well. He will need the o-line to step their game up and will need his running game to take some of the pressure off. When the Chargers are looking to milk the clock out a little bit to ice a game, a running game would be a nice thing to have.
The Chargers have started out the season hot behind Philip Rivers, but there still is much more room for improvement. Getting Ryan Mathews back healthy will be a positive for this team and for this offense.
Right now, this team is rising to the top behind Philip and his leadership. MVP.