Packers fans predictably had the Chargers' stadium looking like Lambeau Field

Packers fans predictably had the Chargers' stadium looking like Lambeau Field

It was an afternoon to forget for the Green Bay Packers. I think this will be a good thing for us.

Coming off a big primetime road win last week, the Packers fell into the trap of facing a sub-.500 team on the West Coast in a stadium with more Packers fans than the home team. They have an extremely talented running back duo of Austin Ekeler and Melvin Gordon, but neither of them are even averaging four yards per carry. "I just think whether it was the trip, not everybody taking care of themselves the right way over the two days, or we were just exhausted, or the differences in temperature". Meanwhile, the Chargers have been ravaged by injuries and are clinging to their playoff lives as they sit at 3-5 on the season.

Almost five minutes into the fourth quarter, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers had passed for only 61 yards and the Packers had only six first downs. "It was giving them enough opportunities", Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. I thought he was aggressive when he needed to be. "We got a chance to actually try to seal the game with the run, so I was definitely excited about that".

Rivers completed 21 of 28 passes for 294 yards, and Mike Williams had the first 100-yard receiving day in his three-year career with three receptions for 111 yards.

Defensively, the Chargers pressured Rodgers all day with minimal blitzing and sacked him three times. Joey Bosa has two sacks last week against the Bears, and Bosa has seven on the season. He found a wide-open Jamaal Williams for a 10-yard touchdown with 6:21 remaining and then ran it in for the 2-point conversion. Through three quarters, he had managed just 61 passing yards.

Eagles 22, Bears 14 - Carson Wentz threw for 239 yards and one touchdown, Jordan Howard ran for 82 yards and a score, and Philadelphia (5-4) held on after Chicago (3-5), which had just 9 yards in the first half and trailed 19-0, made it a one-possession game in the fourth quarter on a pair of David Montgomery 1-yard TD runs.

It wasn't a scoring play, but it help push the adrenaline of the Chargers that much higher, and Gordon would go on to score the team's first touchdown of the game a few minutes later to give Los Angeles a firm grip on the contest.

Los Angeles dominated the first half on both sides of the ball but could not get into the end zone as Badgley supplied all the points with field goals from 29, 40 and 34 yards.

"Offensively, there was no rhythm whatsoever", Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. Week 10 is a short turnaround for the team as the Chargers venture into the "black hole" for the final time to face the Oakland Raiders (4-4) on Thursday Night Football. And when he did get his chance, the Chargers defense suffocated him and his weapons at every turn.

The Chargers came in with a new offensive coordinator and a solid gameplan and through three quarters, nearly completely shut down the Packers' offense.

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