Green Bay Packers: Reactions to win over the San Diego Chargers

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Oct 18, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback

Aaron Rodgers

(12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Fast starts

The Packers sure know how to put pressure on opposing teams at the start of games. This week was no exceptions as Aaron Rodgers led the packers right down the field to score on their opening position.

Their eight play opening drive was highlighted by a 25 yard burst by James Starks on the first play. It was followed by a short pass to James Jones that turned into a 22 yard gain.

Several short passes and a 15 yard scramble later, Green Bay was 2nd + goal from the 5 yard line. The final five yards were courtesy of a middle screen to Starks. Touchdown. GB 7 – SD 0.

The Chargers got the ball right back and marched down the field on a 14 play, 62 yard drive that consumed 5:21 on the clock. Former Badger Melvin Gordon scampered for a 25 yard gain but the Chargers stalled as they got into the Red Zone and they had to settle for a Lambo in Lambeau 36 yard field goal.

This drive was foreboding of things to come as Phillip Rivers began to dissect the Packers secondary. The Packers defensive game plan had them in man to man press coverage for much of the day with Damarious Randall attempting to cover the slot receiver Keenan Allen who ended up with a monster game. Allen had 14 receptions for 157 yards before he was hurt in the 3rd quarter.

The Packers struck quickly on their next drive when James Starks ran left, spun around and with the Chargers over pursuing was able to out run everyone for a 65 yard touchdown run. This run was a thing of beauty and worthy of many replays.

GB 14 – SD 3.

Another amazing fast start for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

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