Philip Rivers has good reason to fear Packers’ defense after Week 5
When the San Diego Chargers visit Lambeau Field this weekend, quarterback Philip Rivers will be stepping right into the line of fire.
In Week 5, the Green Bay Packers tormented St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles. They laid 14 hits on him (three sacks), according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. The constant pressure on Foles caused him to throw four interceptions.
The strong defensive effort led to a 24-10 victory for the Packers.
"We’re all competing to get to the quarterback but making it fun because at the end of the day, a sack is a big play," Packers defensive end Datone Jones said, per ESPN. "It’s like a defensive touchdown, so anytime we’re able to affect the game and get the ball back to No. 12 we’re having a good day."
While Rivers leads the NFL in passing yards with 1,613, he has also thrown five interceptions (tied for eighth most) and has been sacked 14 times (tied for fourth most). The Packers will tryto limit his passing attack through pressure and picks.