Well, boys and girls, it's Tuesday, and you know what that means. It's time for my weekly "Packers Series History" post.
This week, I will be covering the Packers' history against the San Diego Chargers. More after the jump.
Of all the teams in the NFL, the Packers' single best win percentage against one team is against the San Diego Chargers. Currently, the Packers lead the series 8-1.
This series goes back to 1970, when the Packers eked out a 22-20 win in San Diego on a late field goal. After a Packers blowout in Green Bay in 1974, the Packers returned to San Diego early in 1978. Willie Buchanon scored on an interception return touchdown, and the Packers won 24-3.
In early 1984, the Chargers scored their first and only victory over the Packers, by defeating them 34-28 in Green Bay. This was during the early part of the 1984 season, when the Packers started 1-7 but still finished 8-8.
The next game against the Chargers was in late 1993. The Packers again won in San Diego, and then the 1996 and 1999 games were both routs. In the 1999 game, the Packers intercepted no fewer than six San Diego passes.
Following this, the Packers again visited San Diego in 2003. After taking a 17-3 halftime lead, the Packers fell behind early in the fourth quarter, only to explode shortly thereafter and win 38-21. This game, coupled with a Vikings loss in Chicago earlier in the day, allowed Green Bay to pull into a tie with Minnesota atop the NFC North (we all know how that wound up that year).
The most recent game in this series was in 2007. Favre and Philip Rivers traded punches, but in the end, it was Favre, who tied the NFL record for most touchdown passes, who came away the victor. Rivers' only mistake that day was a late interception, which essentially sealed the game and allowed the Packers to take a 31-21 lead. Green Bay would eventually win 31-24.
What are your memories of the Packers playing the Chargers?