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NFL Week 9 PFF ReFocused: Los Angeles Chargers 26, Green Bay Packers 11

The Los Angeles Chargers pulled off an upset win at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, beating Aaron Rodgers & Co., 26-11.

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Final Score

Los Angeles Chargers 26, Green Bay Packers 11

Los Angeles Chargers

Melvin Gordon III looked good with some flashy plays in a game in which the Chargers controlled the clock. Gordon picked up a handful of first downs and a touchdown while hitting the hole hard and making some nice cuts.

Philip Rivers was not perfect, but the Bolts' offensive line played well enough in pass protection to allow a few crossing routes to develop and Rivers to deliver some strikes. 

Desmond King II had several defensive stops and made a number of plays in coverage against Green Bay on Sunday. He isn't having the season we've come to expect from the former Iowa standout, but he's still a strong contributor for the Bolts' defense.

Green Bay Packers

Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith had some success pressuring the quarterback off the edge in this one. Both Smiths picked up a sack as well as some pressures in the contest. Kenny Clark also added a couple of pressures from the interior, though quite often it seemed Rivers had plenty of time to find an open receiver.

Tackle machine Blake Martinez racked up a ton of tackles against Los Angeles, but many seemed to be past the first down marker. He took some poor pursuit angles and had a couple of missed tackles.

Aaron Rodgers was good, not great against Los Angeles. He finished the game with zero turnover-worthy plays but also zero big-time throws.

Cris Collinsworth

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