The Packers are the NFL’s lone unbeaten team and look to become the third defending Super Bowl champion (1990 San Francisco, 1998 Denver) to start the following season 8-0. Including the playoffs, Green Bay has won a franchise-record 13 consecutive games.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL with a 125.7 passer rating and is the first player in NFL history to start a season with seven consecutive games with a 110+ rating. He has passed for 2,372 yards and 20 touchdowns and is the only QB in NFL history with 2,300+ passing yards and 20+ TDs in a team’s first seven games of a season.“He definitely gives us an edge,” says wide receiver Greg Jennings. “He expects us to perform and we expect him to perform.”
San Diego returns home after a three-game road trip and the Chargers are 3-0 this season at Qualcomm Stadium. Quarterback Philip Rivers is averaging 302.7 passing yards per game at home in 2011 and three of the team’s next four games are in San Diego. The Chargers enter Week 9 in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West.
“There are a bunch of us locked up at 4-3,” says Rivers. “It’s going to be an all-season deal and we’ve got to find a way.”
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