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LA Chargers: 17 most memorable moments in Philip Rivers’ career

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to Kansas City Chiefs fans after the Chargers defeated the Chiefs with a final score of 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to Kansas City Chiefs fans after the Chargers defeated the Chiefs with a final score of 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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LA Chargers: Philip Rivers’ most memorable moments, 12-10:

12. Comeback drive vs. New York, 2009

The LA Chargers and New York Giants engaged in a back and forth contest in 2009 in which neither team saw a lead of more than a possession throughout the entire game. This was an anticipated matchup, as it was the first time that Eli Manning and Philip Rivers squared off as starters.

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It looked like Manning was going to get the victory after a Rivers interception late in the fourth quarter but the Chargers defense held and gave the offense one last chance with just over two minutes left and a 14-20 deficit.

Rivers led one of the best fourth-quarter drives of his career and capped it off with a game-winning 18-yard pass to Vincent Jackson for the win.

11. Record-setting game vs. Arizona, 2018

Philip Rivers made history against the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 in a blowout 45-10 victory. Rivers set the single-game record for completion percentage (a record that Drew Brees would break the following year) and tied the record for the most consecutive completions in NFL history with 25.

Rivers could not miss in this game, completing 28 of 29 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns.

10. Comeback win vs. Pittsburgh, 2018

Philip Rivers and the LA Chargers accomplished something in 2018 that no team in the history of the NFL had ever done to that point: defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh after trailing by 16. Teams were 0-174-1 after trailing by 16 in Pittsburgh.

The comeback was capped off from a climactic sequence in which the Steelers continually jumped offsides and the Michael Badgley could not nail the game-winning kick, up until he actually did on the one that counted.

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