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Philip Rivers' stats in the win against Jacksonville last Monday: 22-of-28 passing for 294 yards and three touchdowns.. He also had a passer rating of 146.1. It was by far his best game of the season.
That must mean we're in December.
Rivers started out hot in Sunday's game against the Bills. He completed his first nine passes, including a touchdown to Antonio Gates. Six different receivers caught passes in the first half. His performances in the last two weeks have left Chargers fans wondering where all this was during their six-game losing streak. Finally he was looking like the old Philip Rivers.
The second half came along, and we got a glimpse of this season's Rivers.
On 3rd-and-7, Rivers dropped back to about the 5-yard line. On his wind-up to throw the ball, he lost it. The ball was recovered by the Bills in the end zone, which made the score 16-10.
It wouldn't matter. One of the best things about Rivers is his passion. When he came back out after his mistake, he began firing. He had three straight completions to Vincent Jackson and a second touchdown pass to Antonio Gates to finish off the drive.
December is the time the Chargers are amazing, but is that it? Or is it the fact that Philip Rivers has all of his weapons healthy?
Either way, a win is a win. If San Diego can keep winning and somehow make the playoffs, Philip Rivers may be the hero of San Diego once again.