Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) is sacked by Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips (90) during the second half at Qualcomm Stadium. The Broncos won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
It has been awhile since Rivers has found himself in the top five (week three), but I think it is high time that he gets some credit for the solid season that he is putting together. Despite his team not producing in the wins category (I know, I’m a hypocrite), Rivers has done more than his share, ranking near the top of every statistical department among quarterbacks. He played another great game against the Broncos, doing just about all he could to get them the win, but he had the misfortune of playing the hottest quarterback in the game. Rivers ranks fourth in the NFL in yards per game, his completion percentage is the best in the league, and his quarterback rating is also in the top five, as he sits at a 105.9 rating. Rivers has struggled over the last couple of seasons, to the point that we were questioning his ability to even play in the NFL. But he has made a nice little comeback this year, and he deserves more praise than he currently gets.