Philip Rivers has been incredible ever since reading all the critical articles about him
Colts QB Philip Rivers has been lights out ever since he choose to read what reporters were writing about him.
Is anybody else convinced that Philip Rivers enjoys driving fans absolutely insane? After all, diehards in Indianapolis have only needed a seven-game sample size to experience the very best and worst of the 38-year-old quarterback.
Fortunately for them, it’s been mostly positive on the Rivers front of late as he delivered another clean performance in Sunday’s blowout victory over Detroit. This marked his second consecutive game in which he did everything the Colts’ coaching staff asked him to do and nothing more, further proving that he was crazy enough to read all of the noise stemming from his dismal showing under center vs Cleveland back in Week 5.
Since then, Rivers has been dealing, completing 52-of-77 passes (67.5%) for 663 yards and six touchdowns compared to just one interception.
That can’t just be a coincidence, folks. It remains to be seen if head coach Frank Reich actually offers Rivers constructive criticism after poor performances, because he certainly doesn’t do it publicly. With that in mind, it was sneakily brilliant of the Colts gunslinger to go out of his way to read the countless articles that asserted he was the one piece holding the team back.
We love nothing more than giving credit where it’s due, and Rivers has been nothing short of sensational for the Colts aside from Week 1 and Week 5, when he combined to throw one touchdown compared to four interceptions.
In his five other contests, the 17-year veteran is completing 69.5% of his passes for 1,254 yards and nine TDs compared to just two INTs. Those are Pro Bowl-caliber numbers if you ask us, and media members should spend as much time praising Rivers for his vintage performances as much as they do disparaging his lowlights. Anything less would be hypocritical.
After finishing 22-of-33 for 262 yards and three touchdowns (123.5 QB rating) on Sunday, Rivers was rightfully listed a candidate to take home the NFL’s FedEx Air Player of the Week. This purple patch from the eight-time Pro Bowler has been a sight to behold, and Colts fans will know all they need to about him by the end of November, as games against Baltimore, Tennessee (twice) and Green Bay loom in the next four weeks.