The Green Bay Packers' 21-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers Thursday night at Qualcomm Stadium included the good, the bad and the ugly. The good was apparent very early when first-round draft pick Nick Perry provided proof that he will be able to provide pressure opposite Clay Matthews this season when he sacked San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers in the first series. He did receive a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct for his post sack celebration but it was still a flash that was missing a season ago.
The starting offense did not put any points on the board, a bit of a surprise after last year's record breaking numbers. The bad on offense came from left tackle Herb Taylor. He had a very difficult time against pass rusher Melvin Ingram in the first quarter.
Graham Harrell led Green Bay on its first scoring series. It was a 70 yard drive ending with a touchdown toss to Randall Cobb with 32 seconds left in the first half. Harrell finished 15 of 27 passing for 135 yards and a TD. His passer rating was 81.6 but was victim of a number of dropped passes, the ugly for the Pack last night.
Trying to drive the Packers for a tying score rookie running back Marc Tyler fumbled with 19 seconds left in the game after a 6-yard reception that had gotten the Packers across midfield.