Packers Hold On In San Diego

The Green Bay Packers are 8-0 for the first time since 1962 as they beat the Chargers in San Diego Sunday, 45-38.  With their 21 point lead down to seven late in the game, Charlie Peprah came up with his second interception to seal the win.

The Packers fell behind 7-0, but finished the first quarter by scoring 21 straight points.  Aaron Rodgers tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley and both Peprah and Tramon Williams returned interceptions for scores.  The Chargers cut their deficit to 21-17 before Jordy Nelson caught at TD pass right before the end of the first half.  The Packers extended their lead to 45-24 in the second half, but the Chargers would not go quietly as they scored 14 unanswered before Phillip Rivers tossed his third interception, ending the rally.

Rodgers completed 21 of 26 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns.  Nelson caught five passes for 105 yards and a score.  Finley, Greg Jennings and James Jones also caught touchdown passes as the Packers improve to 9-1 all-time against the Chargers and 6-0 at San Diego.

The Packers (8-0) will host the Vikings (2-6) next Monday night.  Kickoff is at 7:30.

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