GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers stopped San Diego on fourth-and-goal from the 3 with 15 seconds left and overcame a career day by Philip Rivers to hold off the Chargers 27-20 on Sunday.
Rivers set career highs with 43 completions, 65 attempts and 503 yards passing. He threw for two touchdowns for the Chargers (2-4). But he needed one more completion.
Rookie cornerback Damarious Randall lunged to poke away Rivers' short pass to Danny Woodhead near the front right pylon in the final seconds.
The fans inside Lambeau Field erupted with a collective sigh of relief. Green Bay (6-0) survived its biggest scare of the year to stay unbeaten.
The Packers started strong and finished barely in front. Running back James Starks had touchdowns on a 65-yard run and a 5-yard pass in the first quarter.
Unofficial Final Statistics
San Diego 3 7 7 3 -- 20
Green Bay 14 3 7 3 -- 27
GBY - TD, Aaron Rodgers, 5-yard pass to James Starks (Mason Crosby kick), 8:38
SND - FG, Josh Lambo, 36 yards, 3:17
GBY - TD, James Starks, 65-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 1:51
GBY - FG, Mason Crosby, 23 yards, 6:48
SND - TD, Philip Rivers, 1-yard pass to Dontrelle Inman (Josh Lambo kick), 0:00
SND - TD, Philip Rivers, 19-yard pass to Ladarius Green (Josh Lambo kick), 9:24
GBY - TD, Aaron Rodgers, 8-yard pass to James Jones (Mason Crosby kick), 0:46
SND - FG, Josh Lambo, 32 yards, 11:10
GBY - FG, Mason Crosby, 28 yards, 2:37
First Downs 31 16
Rushes-Yards 21-60 17-133
Passing Yards 488 237
Comp-Att-Int 43-65-0 16-29-0
Return Yards 48 77
Punts-Avg. 3-45.0 2-40.5
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 9-76 6-50
RUSHING (Team: player, attempts-yards)
SND: Melvin Gordon 7-29, Branden Oliver 7-23, Danny Woodhead 7-8.
GBY: James Starks 10-112, Aaron Rodgers 2-14, Ty Montgomery 1-4, Eddie Lacy 4-3.
PASSING (Team: player, completions-attempts-interceptions-yards)
SND: Philip Rivers 43-65-0-503.
GBY: Aaron Rodgers 16-29-0-255.
RECEIVING (Team: player, receptions-yards)
SND: Keenan Allen 14-157, Antonio Gates 9-95, Malcom Floyd 5-95, Danny Woodhead 5-63, Branden Oliver 4-40, Ladarius Green 3-35, Dontrelle Inman 3-18.
GBY: Randall Cobb 2-38, Jeff Janis 2-79, James Jones 2-30, John Kuhn 2-20, Eddie Lacy 2-17, Ty Montgomery 2-11, Richard Rodgers 2-34, Justin Perillo 1-21, James Starks 1-5.