Tonight Philip Rivers has the opportunity to become the first ever QB in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns in six consecutive games. If he does that and the Chargers win their record over the course of those six games will be 2-4. That's the best case scenario.
To Chargers fan, this proves he is elite.
For pointing out that this is not exactly something to be beating our chests about I have been getting lambasted on Chargers forums. Apparently, I am ignorant because I clearly do not understand the meaning of elite.
Nevermind that I can point out that three of our losses (2-6 so far) have come off the point differential of his turnovers. It would have been four but, thank god for the Browns and Minnesota just kicked our asses.
Don't get me wrong, I dig Philip. He's a good qb and with his stats he'll likely get into the HOF one day. Just like Dan Fouts before him.
At this point, I will take this generation's Jim Plunkett. Hell, I'll take Jeff Hostetler. Trent Dilfer. Doug Williams. I really can keep going, but the football nerds get the point.
PS I apologize to everyone stuck watching tonight's Toilet Bowl.