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Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers goes up for a catch in front of Tramon Williams #38 of the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers goes up for a catch in front of Tramon Williams #38 of the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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7 recs, 131 rec yards, 3 rec TDs
Ladies and gentlemen, Vincent Jackson. We wanted a big game from him to justify his desire for top-WR money, we got a big game. We wanted a big game against a big time cornerback and got to watch Jackson make Tramon WIlliams look foolish. The big question now becomes Did Jackson have a big game because he was finally healthy, or because Antonio Gates was demanding more attention? Which leads me to.....

 

8 recs, 96 rec yards, 1 rec TD
Antonio Gates, at least for one game, looked like Antonio Gates. Putting up big stats, causing lots of Pass Interference calls against the Packers, and generally annoying the heck out of Defensive Player of the Year Charles Woodson.

 

6 tackles, 2 sacks
All Antwan Barnes does is drive QBs insane. His pass-rushing skills are so good it's almost worth it to keep him in on every down despite his weaknesses against the run. Against a team like the Packers that rarely runs, he was able to shine.

 

4 rec, 79 rec yards
Vincent Brown is looking like a heck of a draft pick (when healthy). He makes the idea of no Patrick Crayton next season seem safer with games like this. Let's hope he finds a spot in the offense this season, even after Malcom Floyd returns.

 

19 carries, 142 total yards, 1 rush TD
That's a full load that Mike Tolbert carried as the San Diego Chargers' RB, and he did it without getting re-injured and without fumbling the football. He was solid, if unspectacular, as a runner, receiver and blocker for Philip Rivers.