Chargers QB Philip Rivers thinks he’s playing most consistent football of his career
The Los Angeles Chargers have put together a strong start to the season holding one of the best records in the league having won seven out of their first nine games played.
Much of this has been anchored by the play of star quarterback Philip Rivers, who is putting together arguably the most productive campaign of his illustrious career. With that in mind, Rivers has voiced that he believes that this is the most consistent that he has played, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated.
“I think I’m playing my most consistent,” Rivers said. “Obviously it’s a week-to-week league, but I’m playing my most consistent and staying away from the big mistakes. I’m making some good plays. Today it’s about winning, I’m fired up, I’m excited, I didn’t have a great game today, but I stayed away from the big mistakes. We made the plays that were there. We didn’t mess it up.”
Rivers has continued to piece together strong outings nearly every week that has paced him to notch career-best numbers with a 115.4 passer rating along with 37 touchdowns passes to seven interceptions. He is coming off another solid performance after completing 18-of-26 passes for 223 yards with a pair of touchdown passes to an interception and a 105.1 passer rating.
The 36-year-old is still playing at a high level in his 15th season as he has passed for more than 200 yards and a pair of touchdown in each game. Rivers has been the driving force of the offense while being able to make the most of the plethora talent around him at the wide receiver position and Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon.
If he can continue to play at a high level this season, it could push the Chargers not only into the playoffs but also much further than that with possible contention for the Super Bowl.