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There is no question Philip Rivers is playing excellent football right now. He is at or near the top of the list in almost all QB statistical categories. Not only is he the NFL's highest rated passer, he also has the most touchdown passes in the league.
Through 8 games in 2008, San Diego Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers has thrown 19 touchdown passes and is on pace to throw a total of 38 TDs. He would become the first Chargers QB since Dan Fouts to score 30 touchdowns in a season.
Fouts threw 33 touchdown passes in 1981. Fouts followed it up in 1982 throwing another 30 touchdown passes and rushing for another 2. Drew Brees' final year (2004) in San Diego saw him go off for 27 touchdown passes and 2 rushing touchdowns. In 2006, Ladainain Tomlinson scored 31 times en route to an MVP season.
Rivers has scored 22 total touchdowns in each of his two years starting in the NFL, and could set a new career best this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. Rivers is playing at an MVP level right now, and if he can somehow manage to carry his team to the playoffs then he could wind up holding the Joe F. Carr Trophy.
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