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By the Numbers: Philip Rivers Passes Tom Brady in 70-Percent Completion Games for No. 3 All-Time

Philip Rivers completed 80% of his passes Sunday in the Chargers' 30-10 victory in Miami.
Philip Rivers completed 80% of his passes Sunday in the Chargers' 30-10 victory in Miami.

Notable numbers from the Chargers’ Week 4 road win against the Miami Dolphins:

71

Quarterback Philip Rivers broke a tie with Tom Brady for No. 3 all-time in 70-percent completion games with 71. Rivers was 24-of-30 and threw for two scores in Miami Sunday.

1,034

Running back Austin Ekeler reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark in his NFL career Sunday with 60 yards on 18 carries against the Dolphins, adding 62 yards receiving. He now has 1,034 yards rushing for his career and six total touchdowns this season after running for one and catching another for a score.

452

Wide receiver Keenan Allen’s 452 yards receiving and 34 receptions are the most a Charger has had through his first four games of a season. Allen caught five passes for 48 yards Sunday.

76

Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman led the Bolts with 76 yards receiving against the Dolphins, the most he’s recorded in a game since racking up 77 yards in a Week 17 win over the Titans in 2018.

51

Punter Ty Long made a career-long 51-yard field goal Sunday, playing in place of injured kicker Michael Badgley for the fourth-straight week. Long is now 7-for-9 kicking field goals in his NFL career and has made all nine extra-point attempts.

21

The Chargers defense shut down Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen in the second half, allowing just 21 yards passing with an interception after the second-year UCLA product passed for 159 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Miami was shut out in the second half after scoring 10 points in the opening half.

2.5

Desmond King’s 2.5 sacks mark the single-most sacks by a Chargers defensive back since Rodney Harrison had 3.0 in a Week 1 win in 1998. King now has 6.5 sacks, which ties him with Eric Weddle for third in team history among defensive backs.

1

Many Chargers celebrated NFL firsts Sunday, including running back Troymaine Pope’s first career touchdown, wide receiver Andre Patton’s first career reception and cornerback Michael Davis’ first career interception. First-round draft pick defensive tackle Jerry Tillery also picked up his first career regular season 0.5 sack.

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