Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes to get San Diego past the Denver Broncos last night, 35-14. Jon Gruden told me that those teams don’t like each other, so I guess it must be true. The Chargers pulled to within a game of the Kansas City Chiefs with a complete game in all three phases.
“This was the most complete game we’ve played in all three phases,” Rivers said. “We are in a lot of ways in playoff football already. You almost can’t afford a step back at this point.
“We haven’t peaked,” added Rivers, who leads the NFL with 3,177 yards passing and has a chance to break Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 set in 1984. “I don’t think we’re playing at 100 percent, but we’re playing pretty good.”
Rivers still may not have had the most impressive toss of the evening, a distinction which belongs to Chargers punter Nate Scifries, who completed a 28-yard pass on a punt fake in the first quarter, which you can watch on the next page. Jeez, I love fake punts. It’s like a game of “Madden” come to life, without a 12-year-old squawking into your headset.