Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers earned a special place in NFL history on Sunday after his incredible run helped break a few records as the Chargers defeated the Buffalo Bills 45-10.
By completing 25 passes, Rivers broke the 22-passes record set in 2006 by the then Redskin quarterback Mark Brunell and equaled by David Carr in the same season. The only other player to have completed such many passes was Dolphin’s Ryan Tannehill in 2015 when he pinpointed 25 passes in the course of two games.
With a passing percentage of 96.6%, Rivers’ record on Sunday was the best passing accuracy in the league’s history for quarterbacks who made more than 20 attempts. Apart from passing the ball, the 36-year-old completed three passing touchdowns.
For that, Rivers joined Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, and Jonny Unitas as the only players in history to have made multiple passing touchdowns in the first eleven games of a season. He completed 28 of 29 passes overall for 259 yards.
While speaking about his performance, Rivers didn’t know he was making history when playing.
“Those are kind of those far-off dreams you think about,” he said.
Despite his performance, Rivers didn’t finish the game as he was substituted in the third quarter by backup Geno Smith.