Chargers QB Philip Rivers’ MVP odds jump after dramatic win over Chiefs
The Los Angeles Chargers grabbed another impressive win for the second straight win coming back from a double-double deficit to push forward earning a playoff berth.
This was once again led by the strong play of Pro Bowl quarterback Rivers putting together one of his better performances to what has become an MVP-caliber campaign. In the round of betting odds for the MVP award, BetOnline.ag has now listed Rivers from 16-1 odds up to 9-1 on Friday morning.
Rivers has continued to put together a stellar campaign that has seen him help push the Chargers into the playoffs now sitting with a chance to secure the top overall seed in the AFC postseason picture along with possibly securing the AFC West division title. He has been playing some of the best football of his career in his 15th season in the league that has positioned himself with a chance to finally make a deep run toward the Super Bowl.
He had a strong outing against the Chiefs that saw him completely 26-of-38 passes for 313 yards with two touchdowns to two interceptions in the 29-28 win. Rivers was phenomenal in the fourth quarter that saw him lead his team back from a 14-point deficit and grab the win in the final seconds in the period behind a last-second touchdown and two-point conversion to second-year wideout Mike Williams.
The 37-year-old is currently among the league leaders in several offensive categories as he’s currently third with 31 touchdown passes, fourth with 3,951 passing yards, third with a 112.4 passer rating, and sixth with a 69.4 percent completion rate. Rivers has also notched north of 200 passing yards along with posting multiple touchdown passes all but once this year. His continued strong play along with the Chargers’ success on the field has helped tremendous fuel his case for the MVP.
His insertion into the conversation is certainly warranted, but it is quite clear that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and New Orleans star quarterback Drew Brees. It may be an uphill battle for Rivers to get over these two other deserving candidates, but it shows that he is finally getting the recognition that his play on the field should receive. These final three games of the regular season could be his chance to present an even stronger case for the honor.