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Rivers - Looking good

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Johnny Lightning, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    • With two games remaining in the season, Philip Rivers is just five touchdown passes away from tying Dan Fouts’ team record of 33 touchdown passes in a season. Rivers, who already has a career-high 28 TD passes, has thrown at least two in 10 of the team’s 14 games this season. He has also thrown three or more six times. Rivers’ 28 TDs are tied (Drew Brees) for most in the NFL this season.
    • Rivers is on pace to become only the second Chargers QB to finish a season with a passer rating over 100.0 (min. 100 attempts). His 101.4 rating leads the NFL and would be the second-highest in team history behind the figure of 104.8 posted by Brees in 2004.
    • Rivers will head to Tampa off his career-high fifth 300-yard game of the season (346 at Kansas City). His five 300-yard games are the most by a Chargers QB since Dan Fouts had seven in 1985.
    • Rivers also has a chance to become only the second quarterback in team history to throw for over 4,000 yards. With two games remaining, he’d need 485 yards to join Fouts in the Chargers’ 4,000-yard club. Fouts did so three years in a row (1979-81), including a club record 4,802 yards in 1981, the same year Rivers was born. Rivers’ 3,515 yards are the seventh-most in a season in team history.
    • Rivers has spread the wealth this season as eight different Chargers have at least 10 catches and eight different players have scored touchdowns. Antonio Gates leads the team with 53 catches, while Vincent Jackson has the most yards (940) and touchdowns (seven).
    • The Chargers are closing in on setting a rare offensive mark as they look to become only the third squad in team history (1981 and 2005) to feature a 3,500-yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher. Rivers has already done his part, passing for 3,515 yards, while Jackson (940 yards) and LaDainian Tomlinson (924 yards) are closing in on 1,000. In reaching 1,000 yards, Tomlinson would become only the third player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in each of his first eight NFL seasons. The only two that can boast the same claim are Barry Sanders, who did so from his rookie season in 1989-98 (10 seasons), and Curtis Martin, who also did so over his first 10 seasons (1995-04).
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  2. montanabolthead

    montanabolthead BoltTalker

    Sep 16, 2006
    Impressive numbers, unfortunately, when you're sitting at 6-8, people don't notice. We know who has been busting their butts this season and those players should be rewarded.

    I think after the season is over there may be "a whole lotta shakin' going on." Maybe the coach and the paycheck players will be history.

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