San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers went to Lambeau Field and threw for over 500 yards against a very talented Green Bay Packers defense. No, that is not a typo. Rivers became the first quarterback of the 2015 NFL season to reach 500 yards in one game, and he set a franchise records for passing yards in a game at the same time.
Rivers was not perfect on the day, but he was pretty darn good. Before the game, the Packers defense was giving up just 232 passing yards per game, which is in the top half of the league. Needless to say, that number will increase significantly thanks to Rivers.
The most amazing thing about Rivers is how good he is under pressure. San Diego's offensive line doesn't always provide Rivers with much time to make decisions and get his throws off, to say the least. He was sacked three times but still stepped up and completed 66 percent of his passes and didn't throw an interception on 65 pass attempts. That's some seriously efficient football.
One thing can be said negatively about Rivers' week six performance, and that is that he missed open receivers twice on the potential game winning drive. Still, it is hard to point out someone's flaws when they play so well. Instead, the finger could be pointed at the running backs and offensive line, as the Chargers only managed to gain 60 yards on the ground on 21 attempts.
The five-time Pro Bowl quarterback has had a great season so far. He is currently on pace to break the NFL records for passing yards and completions. Unfortunately, those records could be broken by Rivers because of how bad the running game is. When defenses start planning solely for Rivers, yards will be much tougher to come by. For now, though, it's safe to say that Philip River was the best player in the NFL in week six.