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San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers named FedEx Air Player of the Week

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Following his superlative game against the vaunted Seattle Seahawks defense in Week 2, Rivers has received the FedEx Air Player of the Week Award.

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After the votes were counted, The San Diego Chargers' Philip Rivers was named the FedEx Air Player of the Week, besting Aaron Rodgers and Nick Foles of the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles respectively. Rivers completed 28 of 37 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns against the best pass defense in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks.

This incredible effort came in service of an upset 30-21 victory of the reigning Super Bowl champions, and also led to the target of his three touchdown passes, Antonio Gates, winning the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week award.

Sunday's game was one of the most impressive of Philip Rivers' excellent career. It was enough to not only quiet his doubters, but to actually convert some of them into believers.

Capturing this weekly honor will also result in a $2,000 donation being made in Rivers' name to the San Diego chapter of the American Red Cross.