As we move on in the 2015-16 NFL Regular Season and Week 6 we find an interesting game between the Chargers of San Diego 2-3 (AFC West) playing at the Packers of Green Bay 5-0 (NFC North) with the game being played at the famous Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin with kick-off scheduled for 4:25 PM ET on Sunday the 18th of October 2015 and seen on CBS TV.
The opening odds at SBG for those that Bet on NFL, have the Packers favored at -10 with the Over/under at 50 and -500 on the Money Line, while the underdog Chargers are +10 and +400 on the Money Line.
This past Monday night the Chargers had a tough loss as they were beaten Monday Night by the Steelers, led by back-up and controversial QB M. Vick. Now if they think that was tough, well think twice as this Sunday on the road, they face the Sizzling Packers at Lambeau.
The fans of the Chargers of San Diego know that their team suffered a difficult loss, after QB P. Rivers had welcomed back TE A. Gates whom in their opening drive had a 12 yard reception for a TD in the 1st quarter against the Steelers, then in the 4th quarter had a 11 yard reception for a TD, that put the Chargers in the lead. Gates for the game finished with 2 touchdowns and 94 yards on receptions. They lost the game on a Steelers last minute drive for a TD that ended the game Steelers 24 Chargers 20.
Since the Packers have one of the better defenses against the pass as they are allowing opponents a mere 186 yards via the passing game to date. Another factor is that QB Rivers has had interception problems to date, as in their 5 games to date; he has no less than 1 interception in 4 of those games. If we forget about interceptions, QB Rivers still had a big game against the Steelers on Monday night as he completed 35 of his 48 passes for some 368 yards and 2 touchdowns.
For the Chargers to beat the Packers in this Sunday game, they will have to do with the passing arm of QB Rivers, as their offensive rushing game has struggled this season only gaining 90 yards each game to date. The leading RB Gordon for the Chargers, a rookie has not played up to expectations, but could breakout against the Packers defensive front 7 that presently is ranked 28th in the NFL as they allowed at least 132 yards rushing each game in 2015.
The fans of the 5-0 Packers of Green Bay found out their QB A. Rodgers is a human, since he had his streak of 587 pass attempts and 49 TD passes without an interception, as he was intercepted not once, but twice in the game. In this game he passed for a total of 242 yards and 2 touchdowns.
It does not appear that the Packers QB Rodgers should worry too much about the Chargers defense as they have yet to play against him this season. That plus the Packers receivers are solid which can allow the QB to show his arm talent in this game. Their WR Jones had a 65 yard pass for a TD, and WR Montgomery had a 31 yard reception for a TD. That coupled with the fact that the Chargers have allowed some 8 TD passes in 2015, which ranks 6th in the league.
The Packers think QB Rodgers can have another big game at home field, but they are thinking of more running plays with RB E. Lacy going against the struggling charges defense that has given up 133 yards each game to opponents, and Lacy is seeking a big game since he has only managed some 50 yards in 3 of their 5 games this season.
Defensively the Packers are maintaining a solid pass defense that presently ranks 2nd in the league with 20 sacks in their 5 games. Their 2 stars at rushing are Matthews and Peppers who both have 4.5 sacks to date, and are anxious to show their talent against the shaky offensive line, which has allowed their QB Rivers to be sacked some 14 times to date in 2015. In week 5 their CB Q. Rollins had 2 interceptions and safeties M. Hyde and C. Dix each had 1 interception. To date the Packers are 5-0 straight up and against the spread.
The sportsbook prediction for this game is that the Packers and QB Rodgers will rout the Chargers show no mercy on the scoreboard.