After waiting for so long Philip Rivers is finally getting his moment to shine, the Chargers have a legitimate shot of going to the playoffs:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

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Itā€™s been almost five years since the Los Angeles Chargers went to the playoffs but things are looking more promising than ever with LA in a tie for first place in the AFC West. Riversā€™ competitive spirit has uplifted this team during some of those darker times in Chargers history. Finally though Los Angelesā€™ front office put enough stand out pieces on the defensive side of the ball to keep this team in football games. That has given Philip Rivers a chance to put more wins on the board and the 35 year old quarterback hasnā€™t disappointed with his individual play either Rivers has had a passer rating of over 100 in seven games this season. Defensive Coordinators know theyā€™re going to have their hands full when they go against the 14 year veteran because Rivers has the ability to dissect a secondary rather quickly. At 6ā€™5 Philip Rivers has a big frame and has always known how to beat defenders with his precision passing. When you factor in the passion that the former North Carolina State alum brings to table as well itā€™s easy to see why this guy has been such special player for over a decade. Rivers also has some dynamic weapons that help him execute Head Coach Anthony Lynnā€™s game plan. Keenan Allen has been an overwhelming force at the wide receiver position. While rookie Mike Williams is starting to get acclimated in the offense too, he had 5 receptions last game. Then you have Tyrell Williams as a role player and keep in mind he went for over 1,000 yards in 2016. Itā€™s clear that the talent around Philip Rivers is much improved and thatā€™s ultimately why the Chargers Qb has been excelling particularly in the win column. Even though Rivers is aging he is still the perfect leader for the rest of the players in LAā€™s locker room and it will be interesting to see if he can make it to the Hall of Fame or not?

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