Friday, July 24, 2015

Where does Philip Rivers rank among the NFL's top QBs?

There was a lot of talk about Philip Rivers during the offseason. Many people thought that his days were numbered in San Diego, but he's going to start 2015 as the signal caller once again for the franchise. He has a pretty steady arm, but he never really gets the respect he deserves. As we get ready for the upcoming season, where does he rank among the NFL’s elite?

In order to get in that upper echelon of quarterbacks in the NFL, a guy basically has to win a Super Bowl. That means Philip Rivers is always going to be on the outside looking in unless he can get some hardware. Players such as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger have all hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. They are all on contending teams as well, so there is a chance that they add to their total this season.

Surge set to defend conference title at Dallas

For the third time in team history, a Dallas team will be the final obstacle standing between the San Diego Surge and a trip to the WFA National Championship. Only this time they'll be taking on a highly talented first-year franchise instead of the Diamonds, who folded after its 2013 national championship appearance.

"It's going to be a tough one," Surge head coach Mike Suggett said. "They're going to be a big physical team like Central Cal, and they have the speed and athleticism we saw from Seattle."

The Surge are 3-0 in conference championships, however, this will be the first time they play the game outside of San Diego County. Last season they defeated the Kansas City Titans 59-14 in front of a sold out crowd at Santee Community Stadium.