Packers-Chargers: Game snapshot

Packers-Chargers facts, series history, keys to the game, prediction

San Diego Chargers (1-1) at Green Bay Packers (2-0)

WHEN: Sunday, Noon CT
WHERE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
TV: CBS, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

SERIES: 9th meeting. Packers lead series, 7-1. Green Bay has won the past four meetings, including the last one in Wisconsin -- 42-10 in 1996. The Chargers' only win in the series did come at Lambeau Field, where they prevailed 34-28 in 1984. This marks only the Chargers' fourth regular-season visit to Green Bay.

PREDICTION: Chargers 30-21

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Chargers desperately want to get RB LaDainian Tomlinson (110 total yards) untracked, but that's going to be a difficult proposition until QB Philip Rivers is able to stretch the field. WRs Vincent Jackson and rookie Craig Davis have to start hurting teams vertically, and will have plenty of opportunity to work one-on-one against CBs Al Harris and Charles Woodson. ... 3-4 defenses have had their way with the Packers in recent years, and it doesn't help that the young backfield of rookie RBs Brandon Jackson and DeShawn Wynn isn't finding much running room. To compensate for the lack of a ground game -- and thwart the Chargers' pass rush -- look for QB Brett Favre to rely heavily on short drops and getting rid of the ball quickly.

KEY INJURIES: Chargers: RT Shane Olivea (back) and ILB Matt Wilhelm (calf) appear unlikely to play; DT Jamal Williams (elbow) will play. Packers: RB Vernand Morency (knee) is still limited and his status is uncertain; WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) might return Sunday; LT Chad Clifton (ankle) is expected to play.

FAST FACTS: The Packers are 2-10 against the AFC the past three seasons. ... Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman has multiple sacks in eight of 24 career games.

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