Monday, July 22, 2024

Chargers down Jets 27-6 to keep season alive

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.”


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.

Los Angeles ChargersNew York Jets
1st Downs1417
Passing 1st downs712
Rushing 1st downs52
1st downs from penalties23
3rd down efficiency7-163-17
4th down efficiency0-03-4
Total Plays5677
Total Yards191270
Total Drives1313
Yards per Play3.43.5
Yards per pass3.13.6
Interceptions thrown00
Sacks-Yards Lost5-298-57
Rushing Attempts2120
Yards per rush4.03.2
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-20-2
Fumbles lost03
Interceptions thrown00
Defensive / Special Teams TDs10

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