CARSON, Calif. – Philip Rivers teamed with the NFL record for consecutive kompletezzi and established brands for most to start a game and the highest percentage in & # 39; game as the Los Angeles Chargers recorded a victory & # 39; 45-10 on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The veteran & # 39; 15-year-old completed his first 25 passes and was 28 of 29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters. It was also his 11th straight game with & # 39; multiple TD pass.
The river completed 25 straight passes in the first 2 1/2 quarters, binding the trademark & # 39; Ryan TANNEHILL from 2015. The Dolphins QB completed last seven & # 39; passes against the Tennessee Titans 18 & # 39, October 2015 and then the first of 18 in the Texans & # 39; Houston.
"It was an efficient day to say the least. There were so many people caught but it was a fun day," said Rivers.
Rivers – who said he did not know it was close to the record & # 39; TANNEHILL – kept a mark & # 39; pass & # 39; landing of & # 39; four & # 39; Keenan Allen yards in the middle of the third quarter. He had his decoupling only in the next possession when he was rushed and could not combine short step to & # 39; Austin Ekeler.
Rivers set the record & # 39; Mark Brunell to complete to start a game. Brunell had 22 straight for Washington Redskins against the Houston Texans in 24 & # 39; September 2006. The accuracy of & # 39; 96.8 percent of Rivers exceeded 92.3 percent & # 39; Kurt Warner, which was established in 2009 when they went 24 of 26 for Arizona against Jacksonville.
The Cardinals (2-9) jumped to lead & # 39; 10-0 with & # 39; points on their first two possessions before the Chargers (8-3) scored touchdowns on six of seven & # 39; possessions.
Mike Williams and Melvin Gordon had two touchdowns while Ekeler and Allen also scored. Gordon, who entered the game sixth in the league in wonderful, had a 61 yard on 10 carries before suffering a wound & # 39; knee during the third quarter.
Ekeler totaled 103 yard from scrimmage (35 rushing, 68 receiving).
"He was hot: guys were open and separate and make catches," said the coach of kargati Anthony Lynn. "We played a complete game of football. He started slowly but we responded adjustments and ourselves."
Josh Rosen, who grew up nearby in & # 39; Manattan Beach and was at UCLA, was & # 39; 12 of 19 for 105 yards with & # 39; motll and interception. David Johnson had 17 carries for 63 yard. The Cardinals had 108 yard & # 39; offense in the first quarter but only 41 the rest of the game.
"We talked about the following here on the road, we start quick. I thought we did a great job to do this, while it decreased the first drive and scored, and from that point, the wheels say just dropped a little" The Cardinal -kowċ Steve Wilks said.
Arizona took the kickoff of the opening and took the lead when Larry Fitzgerald caught path & # 39; of & # 39 touchdown; 25 yard from Rosen. It was his first career catch at the StubHub Center, the 41 different stage where Fitzgerald has reception. The Cardinals extended lead on a goal & # 39; field of & # 39; 30 yard by Phil Dawson.
The Chargers caught the momentum in the second quarter & # 39; 28 point. Williams Los Angeles drew to within 10-7 with & # 39; catch & # 39; 9 yards in the corner of the area & # 39; end less than a minute in the quarter, and Gordon gave the seven lime & # 39; minutes later in the yard & # 39; 28 flights.
Gordon capitalized on the interception & # 39; Derwin James b & # 39; of & # 39 TD; 5-yard, and Williams added his second score when picked up pace & # 39; 2 yards from Rivers b & # 39; 16 seconds left in the half.
Rivers was 19 & # 39; 19 in the first half for 187 yards. According Sportradar, the first half of the first perfect b & # 39; 15 or more attempt was from Warren Moon, who went 16 of 16 for Seattle against Oakland on 1 & # 39; November 1998.
BOSA BREAKS OUT
Final & # 39; defense Joey Bosa, who returned last week after losing the first nine & # 39; games with bone bruise in his left foot, had two sacks and five addresses.
"I felt more confident that I know I did 31 plays last week," said Bosa. "She felt amazing to get a sack. It has been too long between sacks. It was fun."
Cardinal: Linebacker Josh Bynes suffered a major injury during the second quarter. Wilks said the injury is not considered serious.
Chargers Gordon was abandoned back after injury & # 39; his knee. Lynn said he hopes to know more on Monday, and added: "We hope that what happened is not serious. His durability was pretty good at & # 39; this season."
IN SECURITY & # 39;
Cardinals: The return home to face the Green Bay Sunday.
Chargers: Travel to Pittsburgh next Sunday for a game & # 39; prime time.