Philip Rivers continues to prove people wrong when they say he’s not a Hall of Famer. Terry Bradshaw recently met Rivers for the first time and he thinks Rivers is the greatest player to never make the Super Bowl. The man continues to push forward. Starting over 200 straight games since he became the full-time starter in 2006 after the team parted with Drew Brees. Over time, Rivers has earned the hearts of Chargers fans with his Iron Man mentality and his competitiveness. Rivers is 114-89 as a starting QB. He’s No. 8 All-time in passes completed, passing yards, and passer rating. Rivers is No. 6 in Passing TDs All-Time. There is no question he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer, but a Super Bowl would solidify his place among the greatest.
On Sunday, Philip Rivers put on an absolute clinic. Even though it was against the Cardinals, they still have all-pro Patrick Peterson and Tre Boston in the backfield that can fly around causing havoc. It’s as if Rivers was doing 7 on 7 drills, picking them apart. He went 19 out of 19 in the first half and he was pushing the ball down the field and towards the sidelines. It was as if we were watching a perfect game unfold in front of us. When you see outstanding defensive plays to preserve a perfect game. Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams kept his completion streak alive with one-handed catches and sideline toe tap catches.
This might be Rivers best chance at a Super Bowl. That is saying a lot especially since he played with one of the greatest RBs of all-time in LaDainian Tomlinson and had seasons of 11-5, 13-3, and 14-2. This season, Rivers has 4 dangerous Wide Receivers, two very different styles of RB, a stout defense with two bulls on the outside in Bosa and Ingram. The difference between this team and the teams of yesterday is the balanced offensive game plan led by Ken Whisenhunt. Melvin Gordon is looking more like a mix of Adrian Peterson and LT every week. He’s now smooth out of the backfield, which is attributed to by teammate Austin Ekelers pass catching abilities. Very similar to LT out of the backfield. Gordon has the physical running style of AP when he comes at you.
Getting to the Super Bowl is no easy task with the Chiefs juggernaut offense and Steelers in the AFC. Tom Brady and the Pats are going to be a thorn in his side as well. In the NFC, it’s the Saints and Rams. A Drew Brees Philip Rivers Super Bowl would be amazing. They have just as much talent and playmakers as the Saints, Rams, and Chiefs. They will go as far as Rivers wants to take them. Anthony Lynn has developed a winning culture in the Chargers locker room. Anytime a team moves cities it takes some time to adjust. The Lynn era began last season 0-4, since then they are 17-6 and rolling. Rivers was leading Chargers teams with tons of hype, this season the Veteran Iron Man has the Chargers under the radar.