Philip Rivers or Peyton Manning: Chargers Fan Picks Rivers

January 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I was scanning the CBS Sports message board looking at a Colts-Chargers thread that is way too premature, and some Indianapolis Colts fans have Peyton Manning on a pedestal high above San Diego Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers.
As a Chargers fan, I just don't see it that way. Manning has been spectacular without a doubt, but Rivers is (in the words of LaDainian Tomlinson) "playing out of his mind right now."

Manning has played at an extremely high level for a long time, and has now transcended the game. Rivers may never transcend the game, but his play has been off the charts in his four years as a starter in this league.

I understand Manning's won the Super Bowl, but so has Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Eli Manning, and Ben Roethlisberger—with his QB rating of 22. Winning the Super Bowl is part luck and part team effort.

There are things about Rivers that most people don't know. Rivers ranks No. 1 all-time in points per start. He's never lost a Dece...

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