San Diego turned in their best performance of the season in what was a losing effort against the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. Despite putting up nearly 400 yards through the air and four touchdowns, Philip Rivers' three interceptions were the difference in the game in what turned out to be a first-class, shootout in the pouring rain.
Aaron Rodgers more than lived up to the hype and his receivers came up big, scoring 34 points on one of the NFL's better defensive units in San Diego. The Chargers held their own, though, against what is clearly the best team in the league as it stands. Norv Turner opened up the playbook as he does each and every season around this time of the year and showed the league how potent this offense can be when unleashed.
The typically passive coach even showed a rare moment of aggressiveness, going for the onside kick, down by 14 with seven minutes still left to play in the fourth quarter. Predictably, though, Turner waited too long to give the Chargers, who fall to 4-4 on the season, a fighting chance.