The Packers improved their record to 8-0 with another win last week in San Diego. The game was a high scoring affair, as one would expect in a match-up between these two teams, however the Packers did get some unexpected points with the help of Philip Rivers.
San Diego started the game with an 80 yard drive capped by a touchdown pass from Rivers to Jackson. Aaron Rodgers and company answered with a touchdown of his own, squaring the game at 7. On the next two San Diego possessions, Rivers threw two hideous interceptions that were returned for touchdowns, giving the Packers a 21-7 lead before you could say BOO.
Rivers who has played mediocre all season long continued to do so on Sunday. Although he led the Chargers back to within striking distance, he threw his third interception late in the game, sealing the victory for Packers.
With a touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson right before the half, giving Green Bay a 28-17 lead, Aaron Rodgers continued his amazing season, passing for 247 yards and 4 touchdowns.
In the second half the Packers were able to build a 45-24 lead, but the Chargers did make a late push. After a San Diego touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, the Chargers went for an onside kick, which they recovered. Rivers hit Jackson on a 29 yard touchdown pass on that possession, cutting the lead to 7. The Chargers did get the ball back and were driving, but Rivers made another costly mistake throwing another hideous pass that was intercepted by Peprah ending the game.
The Green Bay Packers continue to win, no matter how awful the defense looks. Outside of Clay Matthews there are not any really good players on the defense. Woodson is old and it is showing, the safeties look lost at times, and as a unit they give up way too many yards. However if Aaron Rodgers continues to play as absurdly good as he has, they may not need to play defense to win.
Green Bay gets Minnesota off the bye next week and in all likelihood will beat the Vikes by 30. The Packers have all but locked up the 1 seed in the NFC, but the 49rs could have a say in that sitting at 7-1 and half a season to go.