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The Packers head out to LA to face the Chargers this Sunday. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers took down the Chiefs in Kansas City last Sunday night, as the Chargers knocked off the Bears in Chicago. On Monday, the Chargers fired offensive coordinator Ken Wisenhunt. Los Angeles has scored 19.5 points per game, and rank 28th in rushing. For odds movement and matchup history, visit the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Chargers matchup page.
Date: November 3, 2019
Time: 4:25PM ET
Location: Stub Hub Center, Carson, California
Packers: WR Davante Adams – Toe (Q), OL Bryan Bulaga – Finger (Q), TE Jimmy Graham – Ankle (Q), RB Aaron Jones – Shoulder (Q), TE Robert Tonya – Hip (Q), WR Marquez Valdez-Scantling – Ankle/Knee (Q), FB Dan Vitale – Knee (Q), CB Tramon Williams – Knee (Q)
Chargers: DT Cortez Broughton – Illness (O), WR Geremy Davis – Hamstring (Q), DT Justin Jones – Shoulder (D), NT Brandon Membane – Knee (D), S Rodrick Teamer – Groin (D)
Green Bay has won four straight games and now sits 7-1 on the season. Aaron Rodgers looks like an elite quarterback yet again. They have a favorable matchup in the pass game this week. The Chargers allow 7.9 yards per pass this season. A quarterback like Rodgers is going to pick apart a pass defense like this almost every time out. Also, Rodgers is completing 65 percent of his passes and has 16 touchdowns this season. They’re on their second straight road game this week, which could have an affect on this team. If Green Bay is able to contain Joey Bosa, then the Packers should have a good week offensively.
For the Packers defense, this week could be a bit of a test. The Chargers fired their offensive coordinator this week, and they could have a different scheme than that they’ve done so far this season. Green Bay may be at a disadvantage with a lack of knowledge on what the Chargers will do this week. LA still has Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, and Keenan Allen, so the talent is there if they scheme correctly against Green Bay. The Packers rank 28th in opponents yards per rush this season. The Chargers have been bad in the run game, but this could be the week they figure it all out. Green Bay allowed a Matt Moore lead offense score 24 points last week. Do not be surprised if they allow more against Rivers and co.
Packers Depth Chart
The day after the Chargers beat the Bears 17-16, they let go offensive coordinator Ken Wisenhunt and promoted Shane Steichen. Los Angeles’s offense became inconsistent in pass game, and regressed every week in the run game. This has been part of the reason why the Chargers started 3-5, and it was time for a change. The move could give the Chargers a spark offensively. They rank 28th in rush offense with Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler in the backfield. The Packers are also bad at defending the run, so this could be the week they get things going on the ground. The Chargers can upset the Packers at home this week if a change at coordinator was the problem. Green Bay’s defense has been ok in terms of opponents yards per play. Philip Rivers can still lead this team to a victory.
The Chargers defense hasn’t been great this season, and it won’t help going up against Aaron Rodgers. Last week, Joey Bosa had seven tackles, four tackles for loss, and two sacks against the Bears. He’s going to need to do the same thing this week to keep Rodgers uncomfortable in the pocket. Linebacker Thomas Davis hasn’t played this week as it is non-injury related. He should go against the Packers on Sunday, but if he can’t this will be a huge blow to the Chargers defense. The Chargers have only allowed one 300 yard passer in the last five games, but Aaron Rodgers has been torching weaker secondaries of late. The Chargers have allowed 7.9 yards per pass despite holding quarterbacks to lower passing numbers in a game. This is going to be a huge matchup that plays out over the course of the game.
Chargers Depth Chart
Fantasy Pick of the Week: Melvin Gordon
Although Melvin Gordon has been disappointing since returning to the Chargers, this could be a breakout week for the star running back. Gordon is averaging 2.5 yards per carry, but the change at offensive coordinator for the Chargers could make the difference for their offense this week. Green Bay currently ranks 28th of opponents yards per carry. This could be a big week for Gordon if Shane Steichen changes up the LA offense.