Earlier in the year, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was talked about for different awards at the end of the year (MVP). At the end of the season, the biggest thing that Philip and the Chargers are looking forward to is the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year. He has been nominated for the award and here is the commentary on NFL.com:
Rivers keeps Chargers playoff hopes alive in Week 16: The San Diego Chargers rallied from a 21-point deficit to top the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, 38-35. Quarterback Philip Rivers threw the game-tying 11-yard touchdown pass to receiver Malcom Floyd with 29 seconds left after completing a pair of fourth-and-long plays to keep the drive alive and force overtime. Kicker Nick Novak‘s 40-yard field goal in overtime assured that San Diego will enter the season’s final week with a playoff berth within grasp.
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That may have been one of the most exciting games that we have ever seen from Philip Rivers. He looked dead in the water earlier in the game. He couldn’t complete a pass in the first half and the team was struggling to get a first down. The game seemed like it was going to be a blowout and the playoff hopes for the Chargers were going to hang on a thread.
Philip was able to find some magic at the half and was flinging the ball all over the field. He ripped up the secondary for the 49ers in the second half and brought the team back from 21 points down. He completed a couple of 4th down plays in the final drive of the 4th quarter and found Malcom Floyd for the tying score. It was UNREAL!
At the end of the day, the Chargers were in the driver’s seat for their playoff spot. They had the controls and just needed to win in order to get into the playoffs. We won’t talk about that next game in Kansas City though.