Philip Rivers among Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer nominees

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during Week 17.

Thanks to those strong performances, each player is up for Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week honors. Here's a deeper look at the significance of those conquests:

Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

Strong stats to consider: 
» Rivers completed 28 of 37 passes (75.7 percent) for 387 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' 30-10 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Power of the moment: Rivers' 56-yard touchdown pass to Tyrell Williams gave the Chargers a 14-10 lead in the second quarter, one that they would not relinquish.

» Vote for Rivers for Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of Week 17

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Strong stats to consider: 
» Ryan completed 28 of 45 passes (62 percent) for 317 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 22-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Power of the moment: Ryan's 19-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Freeman on Atlanta's opening drive.

» Vote for Ryan for Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of Week 17

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Strong stats to consider: 
» Mahomes completed 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards in his NFL debut in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Denver Broncos.

Power of the moment: Mahomes engineered an 11-play, 67-yard march that ended with Harrison Butker's game-winning field goal, giving the Chiefs additional momentum entering the postseason.

» Vote for Mahomes for Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of Week 17

Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals

Strong stats to consider: 
» Boyd caught five passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' 31-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Power of the moment: Boyd's 49-yard touchdown reception with 44 seconds left catapulted the Bengals over the Ravens, costing Baltimore a playoff berth.

» Vote for Boyd for Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of Week 17

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Strong stats to consider: 
» Chris Godwin had seven catches for 111 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' 31-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Power of the moment: Godwin's 39-yard touchdown reception with nine seconds remaining put the Buccaneers up for good.

» Vote for Godwin for Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of Week 17

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