With a performance for the ages this past Sunday, Philip Rivers has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. It's the 10th honor of Rivers' career.
The Bolts' signal caller made history in the Week 12 win over the Arizona Cardinals, breaking the NFL single-game record by completing 25-straight passes. No previous quarterback in league history had ever started a game going 25-of-25. Additionally, his 25-straight completions tied Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (over two-game span in 2015) for the longest overall streak in league annals.
"I didn't know it was 25 in a row," Rivers reflected after the game. "I did know that we hadn't missed, but I didn't know where it was…. It was an efficient day, to say the least. There were so many guys today who were making the catches; the guys protecting. A lot goes into completing the ball, more than just me throwing it. It was a fun day, to say the least."
A Pro Bowl-worthy performance, Rivers finished the game 28-of-29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns with a 96.6 completion percentage – the best single-game mark in league history for quarterbacks with at least 20 attempts.