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Packers at Chargers Week 9 Capsule

SERIES

  PACKERS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER 8-1  
STREAKS 8-1  
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 1-0 Turner: 0-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 7: W 33-27 at Vikings) L 23-20 (OT) at Chiefs
LAST GAME 9/23/07: Chargers 24 at Packers 31. Green Bay QB Brett Favre throws for 369 yards & 3 TDs, all to different receivers, as Packers win back-and-forth contest.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/14/03: Packers 38, Chargers 21. Green Bay WR Donald Driver has 8 catches for 112 yards & TD. Favre throws 4 TDs for 122.2 passer rating.
BROADCAST FOX (1:15 PM PT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 85 (GB), 92 (SD). XM: 225 (SD).

STATS

PASSING Rodgers: 171-239-2,372 (3L)-20 (1L)-3-125.7 (1L) Rivers: 167-259-2,084-7-11-80.7
RUSHING Starks: 83-374-4.5-1 Mathews: 111-509-4.6-3
RECEIVING G. Jennings: 42-677-16.1-5 (T2C) Mathews (RB): 30-342-11.4-0
OFFENSE 423.3 (3C) 399.4 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE +8 (3C) -5
DEFENSE 391.0 303.6
SACKS 3 tied: 3 Barnes, Phillips: 3
INTs Woodson: 5 (T1L) Weddle: 1 (T1L)
PUNTING Masthay: 43.7 Scifres: 48.6
KICKING Crosby: 68 (3C) (26/26 PAT; 14/14 FG) Novak: 57 (12/12 PAT; 15/16 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: Have won 13 in row (incl. playoffs), longest streak in team history…QB AARON RODGERS has 100+ rating in 10 of past 11 (incl. playoffs). Is 1st player in NFL history to start season with 7 games in row with 110+ rating. Also ties for longest streak of 110+ rating games in single season (HOFer STEVE YOUNG, 1994). Rodgers has passed for 2,372 yards & 20 TDs to become 1st QB in NFL history with 2,300+ yards & 20+ TDs in 1st 7 games of season…Incl. playoffs, RB JAMES STARKS has played in 14 games & GB is 13-1…WR GREG JENNINGS has 4 rec. TDs in past 3 vs. AFC (incl. SB). Had 57-yard TD in last game vs. SD. Since start of 2007 (incl. playoffs), has 47 rec. TDs, 3rd most in NFL. WR JAMES JONES has TD catch in 3 of past 4. TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY ties for 2nd among NFC TEs with 4 TDs. Rookie WR-KR RANDALL COBB leads NFC with 30.5 KR avg…CB CHARLES WOODSON has 11 INT-TDs, tied for 2nd most in NFL history. Holds club record with 10 def. TDs (9 INT, 1 FR). Has INT-TD in all 6 years with GB. Leads NFL with 5 INTs. LB CLAY MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row with sack. In past 4 Nov. games, has 3 sacks & 62-yard INT-TD…CHARGERS: Club aims for 9th consecutive win in Nov…Chargers are 27-8 (.771) at home under head coach NORV TURNERQB PHILIP RIVERS is 15-7 (.750) as starter in Nov. In only meeting vs. GB (9/23/07), Rivers completed 27 of 36 passes (75 pct.) for 306 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 116.2 passer rating. For career, Rivers is 14-7 vs. NFC & has 38 TDs vs. 13 INTs & 98.7 passer rating. Aims for 60th win as starting QB (59-28, .678)…RB RYAN MATHEWS ranks 4th among NFL RBs with 30 rec. in ’11…TE ANTONIO GATES aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100+ rec. yards vs. Packers (117, 113)…WR MALCOM FLOYD has reached 100+ receiving yards in 2 of past 3 games (100, 107). Floyd is averaging 21.1 yards per catch this season (19 rec., 401 yards)…S ERIC WEDDLE had career-high 2 INTs last week & has 5 INTs in past 5 games. Weddle is tied for NFL-best 5 INTs in ’11 (CHARLES WOODSON, 5).


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