NC State alum Philip Rivers had his fifth 300-yard game of the season, tying a career high he set last season, in a come-from-behind victory over the Titans yesterday. He completed 27 of 36 passes for 305 yards, with two TDs and one interception.
The history Books: Rivers 2,649 yards are the most ever by an NFL quarterback in the first eight games of a season. Who did he pass? Now behind him is former Chargers QB, and Hall of Fame inductee, Dan Fouts whose old mark of 2,580 was set in 1982.
The Chargers are now 3-5. The playoffs are still a possibility. Nine teams in league history have started 1-4 and made the playoffs, and the Chargers historically have started very slow only to make a second half push. In 1992, the Chargers started 0-4 under new head coach Bobby Ross and made the playoffs.Â The 2008 Chargers started 4-7 and made the postseason. Just last season, they started 2-3, then peeled off an 11-game regular seasons win streak. What will they do this year? Well, one thing is certain… with Philip Rivers anything is possible!
UPDATE. Including season rankings per GoldenChain’s comment. (category: amount – AFC ranking / NFL ranking)
Completions: 198 -Â 1/2
Yards: 2,649 – 1/1
Yards per Completion: 8.7 -Â 1/1
Yards per game: 331.1 – 1/1
TD: 15 – 1/2
Passes of 20+ yards:Â 43 – 1/1
QB rating: 98.9 -Â 3/3