Philip Rivers Is Becoming A Fantasy Stud

It looks like we are finally seeing what Philip Rivers can do with the handcuffs removed and chemistry built between he and his receivers. Rivers has thrown 3 touchdown passes in each of the past three games. He leads the league in touchdown passes (9) and is fourth in passing yards (844).

His 124.8 passer rating is the best in the NFL and has more big play completions than anyone in the league (13 for 20+ yards, 5 for 40+ yards). Any way you slice it, Rivers is having a Pro Bowl year and could wind up having an MVP season.

Rivers is up for the FedEx Air Player of the Week award and faces some stiff competition:

* Washington’s JASON CAMPBELL completed 22 of 30 passes for 193 yards, made several clutch third-down throws and threw two touchdowns in Washington’s 24-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

* Tampa Bay’s BRIAN GRIESE completed 38 of 67 passes for 407 yards and two touchdowns in Tampa Bay’s 27 - 24 victory over the Chicago Bears. Behind Griese’s arm, Tampa Bay completed 22 of its 28 first downs through the air. Griese also led the Bucs in a 79-yard fourth-quarter scoring drive to tie the game and bring it into overtime.

* San Diego’s PHILIP RIVERS completed 19 of 25 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' 48 - 29 win over the New York Jets. Rivers constantly put the Chargers in good field position allowing them to score at least one touchdown every quarter in their first win of the season.

Rivers deserves recognition for the way he has played this year, so lets help out and send a couple thousand votes his way. Aside from team pride, the key reason for wanting Rivers to win is that FedEx will make a $1,000 donation in River’s name to the local Safe Kids USA coalition in San Diego to help fund child and pedestrian safety in San Diego.

Go to NFL.com and vote!


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