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Packers hold off late scare from Chargers, Gordon's homecoming disappointing

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (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.

It was not been a happy homecoming for San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. The rookie fumbled twice in the first half of Sunday' game at the Packers. Gordon also went the locker room briefly with a foot injury. Gordon was the Heisman Trophy runner-up last season playing for Wisconsin and is from Kenosha.


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