San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers continued his excellent start to the season as he completed 29 of 39 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers 33-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rivers was rewarded for his performance by being named Fed-Ex Air Player of the Week for the second time this season.
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Philip Rivers was named the FedEx Air Player of the Week earlier this season after defeating the the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks 30-21. Philip Rivers picked apart the “Legion of Boom” for 284 yards and three touchdowns against the best secondary in the National Football League.
Philip Rivers had a record-breaking performance in Week 4, as he broke his own team record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 24th consecutive game.
Philip Rivers told Ricky Henne of Chargers.com that his receivers deserve praise as well for the team record.
"“Like anything, a lot of guys have a hand in that to be able to throw a touchdown,” he said. “Somebody’s on the receiving end of all 24 of those. There’s five guys at least and a running back up there fighting like crazy for you to be able to get it off. I think the guys that have been a part of those 24 games deserve a pat on the back as well. It’s taken all of us to keep that thing going.” – Philip Rivers"
Here were the other Quarterback nominees for FedEx Air Player of the Week.
- Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck passed for 393 yards and threw four touchdowns in the Colts’ 41-17 victory against the Tennessee Titans.
- Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Flacco threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens defeated the Panthers, 38-10.