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ALUMNUS OF WEEK

Rivers stands out among Sr. Bowl QBs in Week 12

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. -- Philip Rivers was nearly perfect on Sunday.

The 2004 Senior Bowl alumnus set a new NFL record with 25 consecutive completions to start a game in Sunday's 45-10 rout of the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Los Angeles.

He finished the game 28-of-29 passing for 259 yards and three touchdowns, and for the second time this season, is our Alumnus of the Week.

His 96.6% completion rate was the best by a quarterback in league history, eclipsing the 92.3% of the Cardinals' Kurt Warner against the Jaguars in 2009.

The Chargers have now won seven of their past eight games and are in the thick of the playoff race at 8-3. 

Other standouts:

Kirk Cousins | QB |  Vikings
2012 Reese's Senior Bowl
Cousins was 29-of-38 through the air for 342 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings knocked off Aaron Rodgers and the rival Packers, 

Russell Wilson | QB | Seahawks
2012 Reese's Senior Bowl

Wilson led the Seahawks to a late victory in Carolina, completing 22-of-31 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns in a key game for the 'Hawks playoff hopes.

Baker Mayfield | QB | Browns
2018 Reese's Senior Bowl
The rookie and top pick in this year's draft continues to show why the Browns drafted him first, connecting on 19-of-26 passes for 258 yards and four touchdowns as the Browns snapped a 25-game road losing streak, defeating the Bengals and former coach Hue Jackson, 35-20. 

Cam Jordan | DE | Saints
2011 Reese's Senior Bowl
The Cal alum continued his tremendous season as the red-hot Saints' leader on defense, recording two more sacks, three QB hits and four tackles in the Saints' 31-17 victory over rival Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day.

Previous winners: Philip Rivers (Chargers), Kirk Cousins (Redskins), Darius Leonard (Colts), Cooper Kupp (Rams), Baker Mayfield (Browns), Za'Darius Smith (Ravens), Aaron Donald (Rams), Dee Ford (Chiefs), Tre'Quan Smith (Saints)