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Luck, circumstances helped Rivers become a hero

Originally Published: December 15, 2008
By Bill Barnwell | Football Outsiders

The idea that a quarterback "leads" his team to victory or defeat is an antiquated notion that applies to a small minority of cases and doesn't stand up to any sort of actual logical scrutiny.

Take Philip Rivers this week, for example. The game recap from The Associated Press starts: "The San Diego Chargers got lucky. Even better, they've got Philip Rivers."

Rivers is a great quarterback. This week, though? He was the one who got lucky, and the idea that he led the ...

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