AFC West player of the week

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

Our AFC West player of the week has to be a Charger since San Diego is the only team in the division to win in Week 9.

We’re going to give the honor to quarterback Philip Rivers. The win over the New York Giants was one of the highlights of Rivers’ career.

He led San Diego, which trails Denver by one game in the AFC West, to a 21-20 win over the Giants in the final seconds. Rivers outplayed New York quarterback Eli Manning in the game. The two players were the centerpiece of a 2004 draft-day trade.

Rivers is having a great season and this game brought him to new heights. For that, he gets the AFC West honor this week.