Dan Fouts passed for 376 yards and three touchdowns to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 34-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers today.
The Chargers are 4-2. Green Bay (1-5) lost its fifth straight.
Green Bay's defense concentrated on stopping San Diego's big-play capabilities: Fouts passing to his wide receivers.
Fouts countered by going to tight ends Kellen Winslow and Pete Holohan. Winslow made a team-record 15 receptions for 157 yards and Holohan had seven catches for 68 yards.
"They had quite a bit more singular coverage than we expected," said Fouts, who has passed for more than 300 yards 38 times in 12 years.
James Lofton of the Packers caught five passes for 158 yards, the 23rd time in his career that he has had more than 100 passing yards.
Fouts threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Duckworth to give the Chargers a 7-0 lead 1:59 into the game. Lionel James started the five-play, 44-yard drive with a 51-yard kickoff return.
The Packers countered on the next series with an eight-play, 74-yard drive that ended on Dickey's three-yard scoring pass to tight end Paul Coffman at 10:26. Dickey opened by throwing to Lofton for 19 and 34 yards to the San Diego 21.
The Chargers went up by 14-7 two seconds into the second quarter on Fouts' three-yard pass to Holohan. Fouts threw to Winslow five times for 59 yards during the drive, including a 27-yarder to the Green Bay 30.
Green Bay tied the game, 14-14, after Dickey's pass to Ed West on fourth and one at the San Diego 29 with 46 seconds remaining in the half.
The Chargers had 10 men on the line for the expected running play, but Dickey faked a handoff to Jessie Clark and then lofted a pass over the middle that West took on the 15 and took in for the touchdown.