Opponent First Look: Packers vs. Chargers

The Green Bay Packers (5-0) host the San Diego Chargers (2-3), who are fresh off a Monday night loss, at 3:25 p.m. Sunday. Plus, two video previews - including one with Maurice Jones-Drew.


REFEREE — Walt Anderson   

BROADCAST — CBS (3:25 p.m. CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 93 (SD), 81 (GB). XM: 227 (GB).

LAST GAME — 11/6/11: Packers 45 at Chargers 38. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers completed 21 of 26 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns. San Diego WR Vincent Jackson had 141 receiving yards and three touchdowns.   

LAST GAME AT SITE — 9/23/07: Packers 31, Chargers 24. Green Bay QB Brett Favre threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns (110.3 rating). Packers receiver Donald Driver recorded 126 receiving yards and touchdown.

CHARGERS NOTES: Last week, QB Philip Rivers (262) passed for 365 yards with two touchdowns for 99.7 rating, surpassing Dave Krieg (261) for No. 13 on all-time touchdown passes list. Aims for third in row with 350-plus yards and two-plus touchdowns. In last meeting, passed for 385 yards and four touchdowns…RB Melvin Gordon, the 15th overall pick of this year’s draft after a decorated career at Wisconsin, ranks second among AFC rookies with 270 rushing yards. Last week, RB Danny Woodhead had 76 scrimmage yards (10 rushing, 66 receiving). He has 60-plus scrimmage yards in four of the past five games…WR Keenan Allen has four touchdowns in past three games on road. Last week, TE Antonio Gates led the team with nine catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Gates (101) is the second tight end and ninth player in NFL history to reach 100 touchdown receptions. Since 2004, WR Malcom Floyd ranks third in the NFL with 17.2-yard average (minimum 200 catches)…LB Manti Te’o leads the team with 41 tackles, including eight last week

PACKERS NOTES: QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown 50 touchdowns vs. two INTs with 123.2 rating in past 20 at home (including playoffs). In his only start vs. San Diego, he completed 21 of 26 (80.8 percent.) for 247 yards and four touchdowns vs. zero INTs for 145.8 rating. He leads the NFC with 117.4 rating…RB Eddie Lacy has 310 scrimmage yards (103.3 per game) and touchdown in past three vs. AFC teams…In the past five at home (including playoffs), WR Randall Cobb has 30 receptions for 426 yards (85.2 per game) and five touchdowns. Has six touchdowns in past five games vs. AFC. WR James Jones has a touchdown in two of past three vs. San Diego. Aims for fourth in row at home with touchdown. Had 65-yard touchdown last week and is tied for second in the NFL with five receiving touchdowns. Rookie WR Ty Montgomery aims for his third game in a row at home with a touchdown…Green Bay leads the NFC with 20 sacks, led by LB Julius Peppers (4.5) and LB Clay Matthews (4.5). Matthews has 4.5 sacks in past three games. He has eight sacks in past eight vs. AFC, including four sacks in past two games. Peppers is only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (130) and 10-plus INTs (11). Rookie CB Quinten Rollins had his first two interceptions last week, including a 45-yard touchdown. CB Sam Shields has an interception in two of the past three games. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads the team with 34 tackles and had interception last week.

COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCoy: 0-0 Mike McCarthy: 2-0
LAST WEEK L 24-20 vs. Steelers W 24-10 vs. Rams
PASSING Rivers: 134-188-1613 (1L)-10 (T3C)-5-103.9 Rodgers: 108-153-1236-13 (T1L)-2-117.4 (1C)
RUSHING Gordon (R): 71-270-3.8-0 Lacy: 63-257-4.1-1
RECEIVING Allen: 39 (3L)-444-11.4-3 Cobb: 28-312-11.1-4 (T3C)
OFFENSE 410.0 (3L) 363.0
TAKE/GIVE -3 +5 (T3C)
DEFENSE 351.2 316.4
SACKS Attaochu: 2 Matthews, Peppers: 4.5 (T3L)
INTs 4 tied: 1 Rollins (R), Shields: 2
PUNTING Scifres: 45.9 Masthay: 43.9
KICKING Lambo (R): 38 (11/12 PAT; 9/11 FG) Crosby: 39 (15/15 PAT; 8/9 FG)

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