San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers knocked off the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks 30-21 Sunday and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has been rewarded for his performance by being named the FedEx Air Player of the Week. Once again as Philip Rivers has done throughout his career, came out and played on of his best games in recent memory to defeat a team nobody gave the Chargers a chance against.
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The San Diego Chargers won this game by dominating the time of possession, as Philip Rivers converted 3rd down’s over and over again on the “Legion of Boom” throughout the game. Philip Rivers completed 28 of 37 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns against the best secondary in the National Football League.
Last week heading into the game the question everyone was asking was “Will the Chargers go after Richard Sherman ?”
Well unlike Aaron Rodgers in Week One, the Chargers according to ESPN.com Philip Rivers completed five passes in Richard Sherman’s direction for a total of 60 yards. Some of those passes were to Keenan Allen who was matched one-on-one with Sherman throughout the game and had five catches for 55 yards, many of them coming on 3rd downs that kept the Chargers offense on the field.
Here were other Quarterback nominees for FedEx Air Player of the Week.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers’ 31-24 victory against the New York Jets.
Nick Foles threw for 331 yards and a touchdown in a 30-27 win over the Indianapolis Colts.