Why and how they won: Green Bay Packers outlast 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


The Chargers managed to do to the Packers what every team professes to want to try doing against powerful offenses and elite quarterbacks: Keep the ball out of their hands.

On the day, San Diego held the ball for a ridiculous 38 minutes, leaving only 22 for Green Bay to work.

Though they didn’t have much time, Green Bay managed to make the most of what they were allotted.

On the day, the Packers had 9 drives in total (10 if you include the final drive kneel-down). Across those drives, they managed to score on five of them.

Those scoring drives provided 27 points; Green Bay needed every one of them to get the victory.

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