On Sunday, Philip Rivers became the 4th quarterback in NFL history to start 200 consecutive games with his start against the Seattle Seahawks in Centurylink Field.
Rivers joins a short list that measures the durability, availability, and productivity that only 3 other quarterbacks have showed. Rivers has spent his entire career with the Chargers, and it’s been a long and successful one. I’m sure the win wasn’t the most important thing to Rivers exiting this game, but later on in life, this will be something that he can say he was 1 of 4 to do.
The first start to start off this amazing run was in Oakland on a Monday night, in which he threw a touchdown pass to also soon-to-be Hall of Famer Antonio Gates. Now, in his 200th straight start, a win, he is still playing alongside Gates and threw 2 more touchdown passes in the victory. There is no sign of Rivers slowing down and no end in sight. It would take a long time for him to catch the No. 1 man on the list with 297 starts, Brett Favre, but if he keeps going like this, he could make it close.
The Chargers will travel to Oakland next week as they look to keep their 5-game win streak alive against the Raiders. To be completely honest, as a Patriots fan I am more afraid of the Chargers than the Chiefs. They’ve just looked like the more complete team and with Rivers still playing at a high level, this team has the weapons to compete in the AFC.
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