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Packers-Chargers Series History: Who is Leading the Pack?

The Packers vs. Chargers have met each other 12 times, with the Los Angeles Chargers winning 2 games and the Green Bay Packers winning 10 games.

An original AFL team, the San Diego Chargers joined the NFL as a result of the merger between the rival leagues in 1970. In that first year after the merger, the Packers went into San Diego and won 22-20 on a late field goal.

The series shifted to Green Bay for 1974, when the Packers routed the Chargers 34-0 at Lambeau Field.

The Chargers finally posted their first (and to date, only) win in the series by defeating the Packers in 1984 at Lambeau Field. While the Packers would finish 8-8 that season, they started the season 1-7 before surging to the 8-8 record. The series then went on hold for a few years.

The Packers were due to face the AFC West in 1987 but the Chargers were not on the schedule even before the strike that year which forced the “replacement” teams.

Perhaps the most memorable game between the teams occurred in 2007 at Lambeau Field. The previous year, San Diego had gone 14-2 and had posted the best record in the AFC. Early on in 2007, however, they struggled on defense.

The Packers, after an abysmal showing on offense in a win over the Eagles followed by an opened-up offense against the Giants, broke their offense loose against the Chargers and took a 17-7 lead in the second quarter.

San Diego came back, however, taking a 21-17 lead early in the second half. With Brett Favre one touchdown pass away from tying Dan Marino’s all-time record, the Packers drove deep into San Diego territory but didn’t crack the end zone, turning the ball over on downs.

The defense held, however, and, given another chance, Favre struck, hitting Greg Jennings on a slant. Jennings did the rest, giving the Packers a 24-21 lead as Favre tied the NFL record for most touchdown passes at all-time. The Packers defense then got a critical interception as Green Bay ultimately went on to win, 31-24.

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