Another week, another three picks for Philip Rivers, and with it – another loss.
The Packers came to San Diego Sunday, and in what looked to be like an old AFL shootout, the defending champs came away with a 45-38 win. Aaron Rodgers outdueled Rivers to remain perfect this season.
Rodgers finished 21-of-26 for 247 yards and four touchdowns, while Rivers also threw for four scores and 385 yards on 26-of-46 efficiency but was intercepted three times.
Jordy Nelson racked up 105 yards and a score on five receptions for the Packers (8-0), who have won a season’s first eight games for the first time since going 10-0 to start off the 1962 campaign.
Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley also hauled in a TD pass as Green Bay extended its winning streak to 14 games.
Charlie Peprah notched a pair of picks — including a 40-yard return for a touchdown — and Tramon Williams contributed a 43-yard interception return of his own.
Vincent Jackson totaled 141 yards and three TD receptions on seven grabs for the Chargers (4-4), who have dropped three straight. Antonio Gates added 96 yards and a score on eight catches, while Mike Tolbert racked up 83 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.