Sunday, September 23, 2007

3rd quarter: Packers 17 - Chargers 21

QB Phil Rivers continued his rhythm, opening the half with an 80-yard drive, culminating with a 21-yard TD pass and run by LaDainian Tomlinson.

The Pack then went 3 and out. On every single third and short of the game so far, the Pack has passed. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not. But when it's third-and-one, just once you'd like to see a run for a first down.

After holding the Chargers, the Pack took over on their own 11 and marched down to inside the 50, before a sack made it 3rd and 13 back on the Packers' side of the field. Why there would be a play call of a shovel pass with 13 yards to go...? That was the last play of the quarter, forcing the Packers to punt to open the 4th quarter.

It's obviously a passing game and both QBs are hot. Which defense can hold -- and perhaps hold last or generate a turnover -- will likely decide the game.