Every so often, Philip Rivers provides a reminder that there are very few quarterbacks that have ever been quite like him. Sunday was one of those days.
That he did this behind a makeshift offensive line missing three starters made the performance even more remarkable.
Rivers used his smarts and experience to manipulate a solid Packers pass defense. He took just three sacks despite a number of dropbacks that would typically cover two games.
"If the linebacker came out, he knew we were in man. If the linebacker didn't come out, he knew we were in zone. Based off his football knowledge, he could pick and choose what route combination he wanted to run."
You could say Rollins' was inadvertently exposing a flaw in Green Bay's defensive scheme, but the reality is that very few quarterbacks can dissect the opposition in real time at this level of precision.
"It wasn't anything where we were getting blocked," defensive end Datone Jones said. "It's just the ball was gone in two seconds. He knew he had a brand-new offensive line and he got rid of the ball really fast."