The talk going into the game during the week centered around how the Chargers were clinging to their playoff lives while the Packers might be the best team in the NFC. I think this will be a good thing for us.
The Packers fell to 7-2 when their four-game winning streak ended in embarrassing fashion.
The play of the game came from running back Damien Williams, who weaved 91 yards for a spectacular third quarter touchdown that helped the Chiefs into a 17-16 lead. "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". They average just over 69 yards per game and have gone four straight weeks without rushing for over 40 yards as a team. Well, instead of re-attempting the chip shot, head coach Anthony Lynn went for the jugular, and ran Gordon up the gut to blow the game wide open in the fourth. I thought he was aggressive when he needed to be.
The Green Bay defense should be able to slow the Los Angeles running game which has been futile this season. "We got a chance to actually try to seal the game with the run, so I was definitely excited about that". Bosa and Ingram had 1.5 sacks each while also combining for six quarterback hits. Kyle Allen, who threw three interceptions in last week's 51-13 loss to San Francisco 49ers, threw TD passes of 7 yards to McCaffrey and 12 yards to Curtis Samuel to improve to 5-1 this season as the starting QB. "We've got to get back to protecting and throwing the ball out in time and being accurate", said Rodgers, who completed 23 of 35 passes.
On defense, the Pack are surrendering just over 20 points a game, and they have been susceptible to errors in their secondary, giving up 251.8 yards passing a game this year.
Rodgers got most of his yards in the final 15 minutes after he was held to a career-low 61 yards through three quarters. Davante Adams had seven receptions for 41 yards after missing the last four games because of turf toe. The Chargers gained 250 yards in the first half and had a pair of scoring drives that started inside their 10.
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.
"Really when you look at it, at the half we were pretty fortunate to only be down 9-0", Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. "Offensively, there was no rhythm whatsoever". If he and the rest of the Chargers can play elevated ball this week, they could make this a close game. Offensively, the Chargers are giving up almost 123 rushing yards per game, so I'm expecting a heavy dose of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams between the tackles to take advantage of the injuries along the defensive front, while also avoiding Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram on the edges. Whenever the defense needed to make a stop on third down, the Chargers were able to run it through the Packers defense easily.