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Report Card: Grading Chargers’ effort in win against the ‘Fins

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to the crowd against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to the crowd against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to the crowd against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to the crowd against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

I am never one to panic this early in the season, but if the Los Angeles Chargers would have lost to these woeful Miami Dolphins, I might have hit the “severe caution” button on the season.

Never fear, the Bolts took care of business in South Beach and dismantled the ‘Fins in a 30-10 triumph. A lot of positive grades to give out, so let’s get into it.

Phillip Rivers: A

While by no means having a bad season so far, Phillip Rivers hasn’t been up to the MVP-caliber that many expected him to play at this season. On Sunday however, he could do no wrong, connecting on 24 of 30 passes for a cool 80 percent completion percentage, 310 yards and two touchdowns.

This by itself is impressive but add in the fact that with Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin both out, this became a really commendable effort. Rivers hit nine different wideouts in the effort.

Rivers surely will not put up this kind of game every week, but it never hurts to take care of business in style against an inferior opponent.

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