LA Chargers: Philip Rivers’ most memorable moments, 6-4:
6. Pair of wins over Kansas City, 2013
The LA Chargers had pretty slim playoff odds during the 2013 season and needed everything to go their way to make a push and that is exactly what happened. It was kickstarted with the team’s 41-38 win over the Chiefs in which Rivers completed 27 of 39 passes for 392 yards and five touchdowns.
It was an incredible game for Rivers that moved the Chargers to 5-6 and started a 5-1 run in which the team finished the season with another (albeit lucky) win over the Chiefs in Week 17 to squeeze into the playoffs and get past the Divisional Round when they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Chargers had just a 4.31 percent chance of making the playoffs when they sat at 5-7 and they beat the odds, in large part due to a great last third of the season from Rivers.
5. The bolo tie, 2013
The bolo tie was born after the win mentioned above and despite being something off the field, continues to be one of the most memorable moments in Rivers’ career. Even if you are not a Chargers fan, you will undoubtedly remember the bolo tie.
4. Overtime playoff win vs. Indianapolis, 2008-09 playoffs
Philip Rivers was in a tough spot. The 8-8 Chargers were squaring off against Peyton Manning and the 12-4 Colts and were not expected to win, especially with LaDainian Tomlinson banged up and reinjuring himself during the Wild-Card Round game.
This game is most remembered as the birth of Darren Sproles, who turned into one of the league’s best long-time running backs of this decade. And while Sproles gets most of the spotlight (and rightfully so) for stepping up in a gutsy way, this win is the most memorable playoff win of Rivers’ career.