Los Angeles Chargers vs Green Bay Packers : The Los Angeles Chargers (3-5) face the Green Bay Packers (7-1) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday afternoon in a Week 9 battle.
The Chargers snapped their three-game losing streak last weekend and are eager to turn their season around in hopes of making a push to the playoffs.
Los Angeles will look to do so under new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen after the team elected to move on from Ken Whisenhunt due to offensive struggles the first half of the season.
Meanwhile, the Packers are one of the hottest teams in the league. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Aaron Jones are a big reason for their success and will look to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday.
Chargers Wire feels like it’s going to be a really close matchup. But ultimately, Green Bay’s offense will be too much for Los Angeles’ thin defense.
We see the Packers defeating the Chargers by the score of 28-21.
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The Green Bay Packers are one of the league’s hottest teams. The Packers look to win their fifth consecutive game when they face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday (1:25 p.m. PT/4:25 pm. ET, CBS, DirecTV) in a Week 9 game.
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The Los Angeles Chargers 2019 season has been a nightmare from the start. From injuries to impact players and a certain running back’s regrettable decision to hold out for a contract extension. It is fair to say that this year has not gone according to anyone’s plan.
Now sitting at 3-5the Chargers prepare to host the 7-1Green Bay Packers, who just beat division rival Kansas City on the road.
In a move that was both a surprise and highly anticipated, coach Anthony Lynn fired offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. This change was completely necessary. Watching Chargers games this season it was clear, the offensive game plan was predictable and Philip Rivers had grown frustrated with the playcalling. In more than one instance this season Rivers has been seen voicing his obvious displeasure on the sideline.
Since returning to the lineup, Melvin Gordon has been completely ineffective- gaining only 112 yards on 44 carries. That is an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Not good by any measure.
Nevertheless, Gordon has received the bulk of the carries since returning. This has been irritating to Chargers fans, to say the least. The decision to stick with Gordon probably resulted in the firing of coach Whisenhunt.
Shane Steichen has been promoted to offensive coordinator after serving as quarterbacks coach, where he worked closely with Rivers. The knowledge and trust these two have gained will undoubtedly show in the offensive play calls moving forward.
While coach Whisenhunt had grown too comfortable with predictable running plays, Steichen may feel more comfortable letting Rivers air it out more often.
The change at coordinator could pay huge dividends for the team moving forward. For the first time in a long time, no-one knows just what the Chargers offense will do. Predictability is no longer a certainty.
There are volumes of film on how Whisenhunt calls plays, what he does in certain situations, and against different formations. Can Steichen and Rivers take advantage of what people don’t know? That is a question that will begin to be answered on Sunday. If they do succeed, then this season may just be saved.
On paper it is easy to see why many are predicting the road team to come away with an easy victory. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense are averaging 26.9 points per game while only giving up 20.4 ppg. This is a dangerous team on both sides of the ball.
The Green Bay Packers will face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at ROKiT Field at Dignity Health Sports Park. Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m. CT. Here’s how you can watch and listen to the game:
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