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San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers in a game on November 11 threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s 34-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rivers completed 29 of 37 passes in the contest, a completion percentage of 78.4 percent.
With that performance, Rivers became the 48th QB since 1966 to have a completion percentage at 75 percent or above with 35 or more passes in a game that his team lost.
Rivers was the fourth such quarterback to reach these numbers this past season. The others: Christian Ponder, Matthew Stafford and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Five QB’s reaching these numbers in a season is the league mark, which was set in 2007.