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3 Good Things: Chargers lose to the Packers

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The San Diego Chargers may have lost to the Green Bay Packers, but it wasn't all bad. John Gennaro highlights three players that had good games and were contributors to a near-win for Mike McCoy's squad.

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Philip Rivers

What can we say that hasn't already been said?

Not only is Philip Rivers probably the best active NFL QB to have never won a Super Bowl, he's one of the five or ten best QBs of all time to have never won a Super Bowl. He showed that again on Sunday by passing at will against a good passing defense without a running game to balance things out.

Jason Verrett

Jason Verrett's career can be summed up thusly: He is consistently incredible when healthy.

In the past two weeks, we've seen that a 100% healthy Verrett is exactly what we thought he was. He shut down Antonio Brown and Randall Cobb in successive weeks, and opposing QBs are actively looking the opposite way instead of testing him.

If he can keep this up the rest of the season without getting hurt, his name will rightfully be placed up there with the other top CBs in the league. He's been that good and was that good against the Packers.

Keenan Allen

A lot of people came calling for me during this game, just a couple of weeks after I said that Allen is not a #1 WR and never will be.

Was I wrong? Probably. It certainly seemed that way when Allen was on his way to breaking every single-game receiving record for the Chargers, before leaving the game with a hip flexor injury.

It was a virtuoso performance by Allen and one that will keep Chargers fans believing him to be one of the league's best receivers for a long time.