There's a saying around the National Basketball Association about visiting teams that play terribly at Staples Center after spending the previous evening out enjoying Hollywood's innumerable pleasures for young millionaires.
I said it last week and I will say it again: I can not remember the last time the Packers were not a mess on special teams.
Rodgers was 23 of 35 for 161 yards as the Packers (7-2) had their four-game winning streak snapped.
As I do every week, I highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly from Green Bay's performance and as I'm sure you can imagine, finding some "good" wasn't easy. "I thought he was aggressive when he needed to be aggressive". "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".
"The facts are that we weren't locked in from the start, and that's a little disappointing". The oldest player on the Green Bay offense appeared to be highlighting a message he had already sent to his younger teammates in private about professionalism.
"This is a good slice of humble pie for us". "We were 7-1 and maybe listening to the chatter".
The Chargers still have the lead on the Packers at the end of the half, 9-0. "We just had a bad day". But at the same time, we need games like this. "Doesn't matter what you draw up on paper, if we don't do our job up front that is the way it is going to be". Rivers completed 21 of 28 passes for 294 yards, with no touchdown passes or interceptions. His 61 yards passing through three quarters were his lowest career total during a game in which he played all three. Williams had a late receiving TD, and Jones only catch went for minus 1 yard; this after having 159 receiving yards and two scores last week in Kansas City. They combined for three sacks and six quarterback hits even though the Bolts nearly never blitzed, using only their four-man front. Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers had no time to do anything before Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram III were on top of him.
"I've got to do a lot better job of putting our guys in position, because we really didn't even get into the game plan", coach Matt LaFleur said.
The star wide receiver hasn't played since sustaining a turf toe injury Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles but was cleared in the pregame after the Packers staff put him through a precautionary workout.
The blocked punt set up a Melvin Gordon touchdown run. They explained that because of the games played at the Dignity Health Sports Park - a football field half the size of a classic NFL stadium - the distance between the press stand and the field is n & # 39; It is not too big, which allows to move easily from one place to another.to the other. The Packers looked like they flew out to Hollywood, had a good time, ate at Nobu on Saturday night, then no-showed on Sunday afternoon.