Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers Fall to Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers DBs

The San Diego Chargers gave the Green Bay Packers quite a scare, but ultimately Aaron Rodgers, the Pack Attack, and self-inflicted wounds brought the Chargers their third loss of the season. Here are some rapid reactions to tide you over for now:

It was over when... Philip Rivers threw his third interception of the game, giving the Packers the ball with :14 left on the clock.

Stat of the game... 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns (could have been three). It's hard to win when you put your team in a hole that deep that early.

Guy of the Game... Mike Tolbert. Tolbert started in place of the injured Ryan Mathews, and he certainly did his part to try to win this one: 19 carries for 83 yards and 1 TD plus an extra 45 yards on 4 receptions. Aaaaaaaaaaand, as if that's not enough, he did a great job in pass protection. I wonder whether or not this will impact his playing time...

Goat of the Game... Philip Rivers. Words are starting to fail me. The Chargers had some offense going today, and Rivers gets more than a fair share of credit for that, but he threw three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns IN THE FIRST QUARTER. No matter how well the rest of the team plays, San Diego cannot win with those kinds of performances.

The Silver Lining... The AFC West race is still wide open. After the Kansas City Chiefs were dismantled by the Miami Dolphins 31-3 this morning, I wasn't sure we could receive any more help. Then the Broncos pulled off an improbable win against the Oakland Raiders. That's right folks, the AFC West still features a three-way tie for first place.

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