San Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets Preview

By Kenny Gardner
Chargers vs. Jets
Ed Mulholland-USA Today Sports

The San Diego Chargers will play the New York Jets in East Rutherford at 10:00 AM PDT on Sunday.  San Diego is coming off a loss to the Carolina Panthers while New York lost to the Tennessee Titans on Monday.

San Diego has a 19-12-1 record all-time against New York in the regular season and is 7-6-1 against them all-time on the road.  This will be a match-up featuring two underachieving teams with San Diego at 5-9 and New York at 6-8.

This will be a game between struggling offenses because San Diego ranks 23rd in yards per pass attempt and New York ranks 28th.  New York ranks 23rd in yards per rushing attempt and San Diego ranks 28th in this category.

The Jets have a great pass defense even without three time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.  New York allows 6.3 yards per pass attempt which ranks fourth in the NFL.

San Diego continues to be dominant in stopping the run because they allow 3.8 yards per attempt which ranks fifth in the league.

New York struggles to stop the run because only eight teams allow more yards per attempt.  San Diego has had a difficult time running the ball, but should still go after them on the ground.

This game will be won by the team that makes plays on defense.  San Diego ranks fifth in the NFL with 19 forced fumbles while New York ranks 16th in this category.

I believe that New York head coach Rex Ryan and San Diego head coach Norv Turner will be fired after this season, and a game that could have been meaningful will feature two teams eliminated from playoff contention.

I predict that this will be an ugly game which San Diego will win by a final score of 10-6.

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