Chargers QB Philip Rivers set to make 200th straight start
Throughout his career, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers have been a constant for the franchise center behind his steady play and impressive durability on the field.
With that in mind, Rivers is set to make his 200th consecutive start on Sunday afternoon against the Seattle Seahawks, which would make the fourth quarterback in league history to reach that mark, according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.
The durable Rivers will reach an impressive 200th consecutive start when the Los Angeles Chargers hit the road to face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Rivers has the longest active consecutive-games streak in the NFL and will join Favre, Eli Manning and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to make at least 200 consecutive starts in NFL history when he takes on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Rivers has been one of the most durable quarterbacks that the league has seen as he has been able to continue to not only remain relatively healthy throughout his career but continue to play at a high level. He has shown that this season as he has stayed on that path this season throwing for 2,008 passing yards with being third in the league with 17 touchdown passes, sixth with a 69.1 percent completion rate, and third with a 117.8 passer rating.
The 37-year-old has been a huge reason for the Chargers success early in the season having won five out of their first seven games played. He has thrown multiple touchdown passes in each game while surpassing 250 passing yards all but twice this year. This has pushed Los Angeles to possess the 10th ranked passing game along with being eighth in scoring with 27.9 points per game.
With Rivers continuing to perform at an elite level, the Chargers are in the position to make a serious run at not only the playoffs but also possibly much more than that this season.