Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the National Football League office announced on Wednesday. The weekly accolade is the 10th of his storied career.
Rivers had a record-breaking performance on Sunday against the Cardinals. Rivers set the NFL single-game record by completing 25-straight passes. His records on the day included the most consecutive completions to start a game, the most consecutive completions in a single game and he tied Ryan Tannehill for the most consecutive passes completed at any point in league history. On top of the completions record, Rivers finished the game with a 96.6 completion percentage, the highest by a quarterback in a single game in league annals (min. 20 att.).
Despite not playing a snap in the fourth quarter, the signal-caller threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns on 28-for-29 passing. Rivers now has 26 touchdowns on the season, extending his streak to 11 straight seasons with 25 or more touchdown passes.
The Chargers prepare for a primetime matchup on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers as the two teams will clash on NBC Sunday Night Football. Kickoff is scheduled for Sunday, Dec.2, at 5:20 PM PT.