Tonight, the NFL's two most prolific passers and their mediocre football teams face off on Monday Night Football. This should guarantee your week's fill of quarterback hyperbole from Gruden, Jaws, and Tirico. Enjoy, gunslingers!
The Chargers are 4-5, but Philip Rivers is on pace to break Dan Marino's record (5,084 in '84) for passing yards in a single season. Rivers has 2,944 passing yards to date, while Orton, leading the 3-6 Broncos, is second in the league with 2,806 yards. They could both break 5,000 yards this season.
Can some good soul out there please keep a running tally of the players Gruden refers to as the "best in the league" this season? He's had a good start this evening. I hear he just referred to Philips as "bro" in the MNF bus and then told him, "You're like a kid out there!" No, Mr. Gruden, he just never really developed past the peach fuzz.