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Chargers vs Packers: Five questions ahead of matchup

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws the football against Melvin Ingram #54 of the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws the football against Melvin Ingram #54 of the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 18: Richard Rodgers #82 of the Green Bay Packers carries the football against Denzel Perryman #52 and Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay Packers defeat the San Diego Chargers 27 – 20. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 18: Richard Rodgers #82 of the Green Bay Packers carries the football against Denzel Perryman #52 and Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay Packers defeat the San Diego Chargers 27 – 20. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Chargers – Packers questions, continued

Rivers and Rodgers aired it out the last time they played, combining for 758 passing yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Do you expect the same this time around?

While I do expect Rodgers to take some shots downfield in this game, I don’t’ think we will see the same gaudy passing numbers from him as we did during the last meeting. The Chargers give up 122.8 rushing yards per game this season and LaFleur wants to establish the run. So I’m expecting a heavy dose of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams in this matchup.

Both the Chargers and Packers are only giving up around 20 points per game on defense. Who breaks first?

The Chargers certainly aren’t a team to be taken lightly and despite their record, they’ve been in just about every game this season. However, while the Packers’ defense will bend, they’ve rarely broken this season and at key times they come up with a big sack or turnover. Offensively, the Packers are getting better each week and with Rodgers playing at an MVP level over the last month, along with Jones and Williams in the running game and the potential return of Davante Adams, I think the Chargers’ defense breaks first.

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