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Rivers throws for 503 but Packers win anyway

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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.
   

Stats:

NFL
Unofficial  Final  Statistics
San  Diego              3  7  7  3  --  20
Green  Bay            14  3  7  3  --  27
First  Quarter
      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
Second  Quarter
      GBY  -  FG,  Mason  Crosby,  23  yards,  6:48
      SND  -  TD,  Philip  Rivers,  1-yard  pass  to  Dontrelle  Inman  (Josh  Lambo  kick),  0:00
Third  Quarter
      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
Fourth  Quarter
      SND  -  FG,  Josh  Lambo,  32  yards,  11:10
      GBY  -  FG,  Mason  Crosby,  28  yards,  2:37
TEAM  STATISTICS
                                                                SND                    GBY
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
INDIVIDUAL  STATISTICS
      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.
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