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Chargers: Why they will or won’t beat Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers yells out in the second quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers yells out in the second quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 18: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers gets away from Joe Thomas #48 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Chargers 27-20. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 18: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers gets away from Joe Thomas #48 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Chargers 27-20. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chargers host one of the best quarterbacks they’ll face all season when Aaron Rodgers and the Packers come to town this Sunday.

The Chargers avoided a loss to the Bears last week, earning a win thanks to a chance missed field goal. This week, there’s no margin for error, as one of the best quarterbacks of the last decade comes to take over Los Angeles.

It’s a game many don’t expect the Chargers to win given their injuries, but all hope they can pull it off to spark a postseason run. Here’s a few reasons why will win on Sunday, as well as a couple reasons they won’t.

Chargers: Reason they win

All hail the new offensive coordinator; at least, only if he’s able to fix this offense.

Fans are no Shane Steichen when it comes to football intelligence, but even the casual observer can tell you the Chargers lack both creativity and aggressiveness on offense. When was the last time they ran a screen more than twice in a game? I personally can’t recall.

If Steichen can do more than run draw plays up the middle, the Chargers are already ahead of the game. The Packers don’t have any game film of a Steichen offense, and although most don’t expect a massive change in just one week, a change in philosophy could spark the offense just enough to throw the opposing defense off guard initially.

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