Packers 'flat' in stunning loss to Chargers

Losing coaches, whether it's at the amateur or professional level, detest this popular media question:
"Did your team come out flat?"
I don't need to ask head coach Matt LaFleur that question. He knows his Green Bay Packers were "F-L-A-T." They were downright embarrassing in their 26-11 loss to the LA Chargers on Sunday.
Penalties. Poor performances on both sides of the ball, another rough day for the special teams and little enthusiasm spelled defeat. You could see it in the eyes of several Packer players after the Chargers 9-0 halftime lead. They not only looked deflated, but down-trodden.
Despite a 3-5 record, the Chargers and veteran quarterback Philip Rivers strung together a four-quarter performance to upset the previously once-beaten Packers.
Green Bay could have... and should have... put some distance between themselves and the rest of the NFC North Division, too. The Vikings lost to the Chiefs on a last-second field goal, dropping them to 6-3. The Bears and Lions also lost on Sunday.
A victory would have put Green Bay in the driver’s seat in the NFC North with a two-game lead and seven games remaining. But that’s all gone.
The Packers (7-2) must regroup quickly as they entertain the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on Sunday before a well-deserved bye.
“The whole game, we were flat, couldn't really figure out how to beat their defense," said receiver Davante Adams, who had seven catches for 41 yards. "They were running the same coverages pretty much the whole game, and we couldn't really figure out a way to consistently move the ball.”
The Packers’ offense was coming off a huge October in which it averaged 32.5 points a game during the team’s four-game winning streak. However, it struggled to move the ball consistently through  the air (139 yards) or on the ground (45 yards).
The Packers must come up with a remedy quickly, or the season could turn worse in a hurry.