The Chargers made a valiant effort Sunday to come back from a 21 point, fourth quarter deficit against the Green Bay Packers.

But the team fell short. Quarterback Philip Rivers threw his third interception of the game with the clock ticking away and the Packers ran out the clock for the victory.

Here are some images from the game:

   Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes taunts Packers players before the game.

   The Packers take the field before Sunday’s game.

   Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers greets a group of kids in the tunnel before the game.

   Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, quarterback Philip Rivers and wide receiver Vincent Jackson.

   Military members wave a U.S. flag during the national anthem.

   Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers tries to throw over Packers defenders.

   Wide receiver Vincent Jackson hauls in a Philip Rivers’ touchdown pass on the first drive of the game.

   Jackson celebrates his touchdown catch.

   Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambles under pressure from the Chargers defense.

   Packers cornerback Charles Woodson tries to pull in an interception, but can’t get his hands under the ball.

   Philip Rivers is visibly frustrated after throwing his second of three interceptions.

   Chargers tight end Antonio Gates tries to slip by Packers linebacker Frank Zombo.

   Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson tries to break a tackle by Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist.

   Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked. 

   The stadium was packed with Packers fans, eager to get a look at the defending Super Bowl champions.

   Chargers running back Mike Tolbert breaks loose for a gain.

   Packers receiver Jordy Nelson hauls in an Aaron Rodgers pass with Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist defending.

   Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings celebrates a touchdown catch against Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer.

   Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson dives for a touchdown against Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist.

   Nelson celebrates his touchdown catch.

   Packers wide receiver James Jones runs through the side of the endzone after reeling in a touchdown catch.

   Chargers tight end Antonio Gates dives for a touchdown.

   The Chargers celebrate recovering an onside kick in the fourth quarter.

   Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws the ball away to avoid being sacked late in the fourth quarter.

   Rivers leaves the field after the game.

   Packers tight end Jermichael Finley greets Packers fans after the game.

   Rodgers is surrounded by cameras after the Packers’ win.

   Rodgers heads off the field after the team’s win.

I’m a photojournalist at voiceofsandiego.org. You can contact me directly at sam.hodgson@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5664.

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Sam Hodgson

Sam Hodgson is a freelance photojournalist and contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can contact him at samhodgsonphoto@gmail.com...

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