Each week, John Lynch breaks down a dynamic NFL offensive playmaker, devises a game plan and discusses a strategy for success. This week, Lynch examines how he would defend against Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.
The Green Bay Packers are the only undefeated team left in the NFL and are coming off a bye week, while the San Diego Chargers are coming off a rather, uh, horrible loss to Kansas City on Monday night.
Mismatch, right? I wouldn't be so sure. My assignment this week is game-planning for Green Bay's defense vs. the San Diego offense and struggling quarterback Philip Rivers.
Let's start with the Packers' bye week. Ever since Mike McCarthy has been the coach, they've finished seasons pretty well after bye weeks, with a 30-19 composite record. You're getting to the point in the season where teams are getting banged up, so a week off really can help -- veteran teams more than anybody else.
Veterans know how to handle it. But with the new collective bargaining agreem...