Stat Line Of The Night — 12/5/11 — Philip Rivers
Entering week 13 with a 4-7 record, it was do-or-die for the San Diego Chargers last night as they traveled to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. The Chargers will need to run the table the rest of the way if they hope to have even a chance of making the post-season. They got off to a good start last night, thanks in large part to the performance put forth by their quarterback, Philip Rivers.
Midway through the second quarter the Jaguars found themselves clinging to a 14-10 lead. That was when the Philip Rivers show began, as he tossed the game’s next three touchdowns and secured the 38-14 victory for his Chargers.
During a season that has seen him suffer through his fair share of struggles, Rivers was on target throughout the night, connecting on 22 of his 29 pass attempts for 294 yards and three touchdowns. For only the third time all season, and the second time in the last two weeks, Rivers also committed zero turnovers.
There is no telling whether this will be the start of a miraculous playoff push for the Chargers, but one thing we do know is that Rivers’ performance last night was worthy of “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, December 5, 2011.