Look at the Chargers' passing records. They all belong to a certain No. 17. Jeff Hanisch USA TODAY Sports

It's a shame Philip Rivers couldn't seal a late victory over the Packers.

It would've been the cherry on top of the greatest passing performance in Chargers team history. Just consider what Rivers did to a top-10 defense on Sunday:

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1) He set new Chargers records for completions (43), attempts (65) and passing yards (503).

2) He came two completions short of Drew Bledsoe's single-came NFL record (45).

3) He notched a 500-yard passing day; the first such day in team history.

Each record is more impressive than the next. And for good measure, Rivers threw two touchdown passes and no interceptions.

A third scoring pass would've put tied him for third-most in the league this year. It also would've lifted his team over the NFC's prohibitive favorite.

That doesn't make Rivers' game -- and overall season -- any less spectacular.

(h/t San Diego Chargers)

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