Sunday, November 6, 2011
Halftime notes from San Diego
By Bill Williamson
SAN DIEGO -– Halftime thoughts from soggy San Diego, where the Packers are leading the Chargers 28-17.
The fact that the Packers were able to push in a touchdown at the end of the first half was huge. San Diego would have felt great about being down by a touchdown at the half, considering that Philip Rivers threw two passes that were intercepted and returned for scores.
Remarkably, despite the interception returns, the time of possession is close — the Chargers had the ball for 15 minutes, 37 seconds of the first half.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers got hot late in the half. He had 97 yards passing and 49 yards rushing. San Diego has made him uncomfortable, recording four sacks.
Rivers has settled down after the two killer picks. He has completed 8 of 15 passes for 129 yards.
San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson is hot again. He has five catches for 107 yards, after making a total of 10 catches in the previous four games.