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Advent Calendar - Dec. 5: Philip Rivers owns EVERY franchise career passing stat.. except one

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This is a great time of year to be thankful for what we have, where we have been, and what the future holds. Although the Chargers have lost their way a bit in recent years, the month of December still holds such incredible promise! This advent calendar is an attempt to hearken back to these days of December joy. Each day will bring a new advent from the Bolts’ history that makes it wonderful to be a Chargers fan.

Dec. 05: Philip Rivers owns EVERY Franchise Career Passing Record...except one

“It was the 19th night before Christmas, and all through the record books,

not a player was different, except for one ‘Dan Fouts’.”

Philip Rivers has solidly cemented himself as the best passer in Chargers history. He owns every single career passing record in Chargers team history, with one key exception. Before we get to that, lets highlight the records he does have:

Franchise Passing Records

Statistic Team Record Holder Total Second Place Total
Statistic Team Record Holder Total Second Place Total
Passes Completed Philip Rivers 4436 Dan Fouts 3297
Passes Attempted Philip Rivers 6872 Dan Fouts 5604
Passing Yards Philip Rivers 53766 Dan Fouts 43040
Passing Touchdowns Philip Rivers 370 Dan Fouts 254
Passer Rating Philip Rivers 96 Drew Brees 84.9
Sacked Philip Rivers 400 Dan Fouts 319
Yards per Attempt Philip Rivers 7.8 Dan Fouts 7.7
Yards per Game Philip Rivers 258.5 Dan Fouts 237.8
Interceptions Dan Fouts 242 John Hadl 211

As you can see, El’ Capitan owns every franchise career passer record you would actually WANT to own if you are the best passer in franchise history. Actually, despite having 2232 more pass attempts than John Hadl, Rivers is 39 interceptions behind Hadl to be 3rd in team history for interceptions. In fact, Rivers has the lowest interception % of any passer in Chargers history that has attempted more than 60 passes for the team, and he’s attempted 6872.

We have all been extremely luck to have been able to witness Rivers’ career, and even more lucky that his career has been in a Chargers uniform. Philip doesn’t have any rings (yet) but he is far and away the best passer in Chargers history, and every game continues to climb the rankings of best passers in League history.

Meanwhile, Dan Fouts is the best Charger in history at throwing interceptions. And based on his game commentary on TV, it’s not surprising he owns the record for messing up at his job most often during his career. (Sorry, not sorry)