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In his 10th year, Rivers posted arguably his finest season to date, earning a trip to his fifth Pro Bowl. He completed 378-of-544 attempts for a team-record, career-best and NFL-leading 69.5% completion percentage. His 378 completions were a team record. Rivers also threw for 4,478 yards (third highest of his career) and 32 touchdowns (second most) to just 11 interceptions for a career and team record-tying passer rating of 105.5. That mark is nearly 10 points higher than his 96.0 career passer rating. Rivers extended his team record streak of 25-plus touchdown seasons to six, becoming just the third QB in NFL history to do so. He also threw for over 4,000 yards for the fifth time in his career to become only the sixth in NFL history with at least five 4,000-plus yard seasons. In the postseason, number 17 completed 30-of-43 attempts for three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 116.9 passer rating.
As a result, Rivers was named the Pro Football Writers of America Comeback Player of the year, joining Adrian Peterson, Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick and Tom Brady as the last five winners of the award. He is one of three finalists for the FedEx Air Player of the Year as well.