One pregame national television analyst predicted Aaron Rodgers would throw for 600 yards on Sunday.
As mentioned, the Chargers veteran quarterback has been great at getting the ball out to avoid pressure but, against this host of pass-rushers the Packers are set to bring, the immobile signal-caller likely won't have time to do that on several occasions. And the Chargers didn't need to do anything exotic because he was back.
"We established the run and committed to it. Obviously they kicked our butt today". The Pack couldn't finish a drive with a touchdown until they already trailed by 23, finally reaching the end zone with 6:21 to play. The Packers had just 3 possessions in the first half, gaining just 50 yards. It didn't get much better in the second half either.
"A lot of four-man rushes, and they got after us a little bit up front".
Jones has been a tough matchup for opposing defenses, both for his pass-catching prowess and because of his partner in the backfield, Jamaal Williams, who has also proved deadly both in the rushing and passing game. The two combined for only 78 total yards. Hunter Henry had 84 yards on seven catches. "We just had a bad day".
"It was a normal Monday - how we do every other Monday", LaFleur said.
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Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram each had 1.5 sacks and players like Desmond King and Drue Tranquill just made plays when plays were needed. Left tackle David Bakhtiari: "Flat out we have to be better, I have to be better. I think this will be a good thing for us".
Whether it was traveling to the west coast, the time change or who knows what else, as I mentioned above, from the first snap of the game this Green Bay Packers team was lethargic and had zero sense of urgency. Was LaFleur less creative in spreading the ball around with Adams back?
"This is a good slice of humble pie for us", Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
The kick got the Packers on the scoreboard, but accounted for little else as the Chargers dominated both sides of the ball in one of the most surprising scores of the National Football League season. Now they will look to rebound in their only November home game, Sunday against the Panthers.