The Los Angeles Chargers moved to 4-4 on the season after a comfortable 27-6 win over the New York Jets. The Chargers had a punt return touchdown and forced two Jets turnovers in their first three series to build a 14-0 lead and they were never really threatened from that point as their defence excelled.
QB Justin Herbert gave most of the credit to the defence on a night when the offense was sporadic. “The defense played terrific today, came up with some big stops and got a lot of turnovers,” Herbert said. “Offensively, we can move the ball better. We did a good job not turning the ball over. We had a couple punts and a few miscues, but those are things that we could fix.”
CHARGERS OFFENCE DOES ENOUGH
It was a performance predicated on the front seven of the Chargers utter dominance of the Jets. With eight sacks on the night Zach Wilson was running for his life.
“We did the things that good defenses do,” Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said. “I thought we were physical, we did a really good job against the run game and we rushed the passer. We limited the explosions in the deep part of the field and we were really good in the red zone. So it was a team win.”
It was a night that made Jets fans wonder what could’ve been with Aaron Rodgers watching on from the sidelines. In truth, as bad as Wilson has looked at times, New York has a lot of issues on their offensive unit.
|Passing 1st downs||7||12|
|Rushing 1st downs||5||2|
|1st downs from penalties||2||3|
|3rd down efficiency||7-16||3-17|
|4th down efficiency||0-0||3-4|
|Yards per Play||3.4||3.5|
|Yards per pass||3.1||3.6|
|Yards per rush||4.0||3.2|
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-2||0-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|