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Rivers sets two single-game passing marks


Reuters
Updated: 26-11-2018 05:23 IST

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers set an all-time NFL single-game record by completing his first 25 passes against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

He also broke the single-game record for highest completion percentage (minimum 11 attempts) at 96.6 percent (28 of 29).

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill also completed 25 consecutive passes during the 2015 season but accomplished the feat over parts of two games. Tannehill shared the old mark for best completion percentage, 94.7 percent, going 18 of 19 for Miami against the Houston Texans on Oct. 25, 2015.

Alex Smith also had a game in which he completed 94.7 percent of his passes, for the San Francisco 49ers against the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 29, 2012.

Rivers also broke the record for most completions at the start of a game. That mark was set by Mark Brunell when the then-Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback completed his first 22 passes against the Texans in 2006.

Rivers' streak ended Sunday when he was under pressure and threw an incomplete pass toward running back Austin Ekeler with 5:59 left in the third quarter.

Rivers threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns before departing after three quarters with the Chargers leading the Cardinals 42-10.

--Field Level Media

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