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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Is Philip Rivers Still a Top Quarterback?

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X's and O's: Travis Benjamin's Big TD - (video)
Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt breaks down the Rivers to Benjamin connection from Sunday in X's and O's.

Casey Hayward: Pro Bowler - (video)
Before cornerback Casey Hayward heads to Orlando, watch some of the highlights from his standout season.

Best player at every position in Week 15 - Sam Monson
Joey Bosa, for once, was only moderately-good in this game, but Melvin Ingram picked up the slack, notching a sack, hit, and three hurries against the Raiders, while making a team-high five defensive stops. Ingram graded well in every facet of the game PFF measures, including breaking up the only pass thrown his way when in coverage.

Lowest-graded players in NFL Week 15 - Bryson Vesnaver
Williams hauled in four of eight targets for just 20 total yards. All but one of those yards came after the catch, as he did most of his "damage" on screen passes. Williams also dropped three passes.

Ranking all 32 NFL starting quarterbacks - Steve Palazzolo
Rivers might be suffering from claustrophobia the way his offensive line has collapsed in on him over the last two seasons and their poor play has had a clear negative effect on Rivers. While he normally handles pressure better than most, Rivers has faced pressure on 41.2 percent of his dropbacks, fourth-highest in the NFL, and there are games where it’s evident he’s feeling the pressure even when it’s not there (the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins comes to mind). Rivers’ NFL-high 17 interceptions are not indicative of his decision-making as he’s had 19 turnover-worthy plays, so those interception numbers have been on the unlucky side this season. Given the situation with a porous offensive line and a revolving door at the skill positions, Rivers has performed admirably this season.