With 1.5 sacks Sunday, defensive end Melvin Ingram passed Shawne Merriman (2005-2010) for sixth on the Bolts’ all-time sacks list. Ingram now has 44.5 career sacks, placing him 1.5 behind Raylee Johnson (1993-2003) and 2.5 shy of Junior Seau (1990-2002).
The Chargers defense limited Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to 161 yards passing, not only a season-low, but also his fewest passing yards in a full game since December 27, 2015. Furthermore, 100 of Rodgers’ 161 yards came late in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of reach.
Wide receiver Mike Williams accumulated a career-high 111 yards receiving on three receptions, including a season-long 56-yard grab. In 33 career regular season games, Sunday’s contest against the Packers marked his first 100-yard effort.
Defensive end Joey Bosa had another monster performance, totaling 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss and four QB hits. It was Bosa’s third-straight multi-sack game, and he now leads the league in tackles for loss with 14.
Kicker Michael Badgley outscored the Packers himself in his return to action from a groin injury, scoring 14 points. The “Money Badger” drilled his first four field goals of the game, going 4-for-5 overall, and made both of his extra-point opportunities. As a rookie last season, Badgley converted 15 of his 16 field-goal attempts and went 5-for-5 in extra points.
Quarterback Philip Rivers averaged 10.5 yards per completion, his highest average in a game since Week 7 last season. Rivers completed 75% of his passes, his second-highest percentage this season, amassing 294 yards in the process. The 37-year-old veteran’s 56-yard pass to Mike Williams represented his longest completion since Week 10 against the Raiders last season when Rivers found Gordon for a 66-yard gain.
Running back Melvin Gordon posted his ninth career multi-touchdown game with two goal-line rushing scores against Green Bay. The 26-year-old Wisconsin product has now found the end zone in three consecutive games.
Linebacker Drue Tranquill blocked his second punt of the season Sunday, which six plays later, led to the Chargers’ first touchdown of the game. The rookie out of Notre Dame also contributed five tackles.