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Philip Rivers Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Philip Rivers has had a fantastic month, mostly playing without his top WRs and with a hobbled Antonio Gates, and was recognized for it today when he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. Here are some of the stats that were sent along by the NFL, and if you like fancy stats like these you should think about following NFLFootballInfo on Twitter

  • For the month, Rivers completed 125 of 185 passes (67.6 percent) for an NFL-high 1,562 passing yards with eight touchdowns versus three interceptions and a 101.2 passer rating.
  • Rivers’ 1,562 passing yards during the month set an NFL record for the most passing yards in October, passing Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO(1,555 in October of 1988).
  • In Week 4 against Arizona, Rivers registered a season-best 148.1 passer rating with two touchdowns versus zero interceptions.
  • Rivers now has 2,649 passing yards this season, the most passing yards through a team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history.
  • In his seventh season from North Carolina State, Rivers has three career Player of the Month Awards, the most in franchise history.  He previously won the award in December of 2008 and 2009.

It's kind of amazing to think that Rivers has won more Player of the Month Awards than LaDainian Tomlinson, isn't it?