Chargers Ground Jets (27-6) in Monday Night Blowout That Muddies Up the AFC
As if the AFC wasn’t already packed in a mid-tier standings war, two middle-of-the-pack teams delivered a laugher on Monday Night Football. The Chargers stomped the Jets into oblivion at MetLife Stadium thanks to an insatiable pass rush. Los Angeles house-called a punt return TD from Derius Davis to open the scoring. The Chargers scored again to make it 14-0 by the end of the first quarter, and they didn’t need much offense after that. L.A. forced four fumbles, including three sack-fumbles on Jets QB Zach Wilson, setting the stage for short fields and a clock management game. New York failed to reach the end zone, settling for just two field goals over 60 minutes. The Jets actually out-gained the Chargers (270-191 yards) and held possession for 10 more minutes, but the turnover margin (3-0) told the story. Both teams are now 4-4 and right in the mix for a late playoff push.
Ekeler in the End Zone
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (70 yards, 2 TDs) was the only offensive player to find the end zone from scrimmage in this game (not a field goal or return TD).
Charging the Quarterback
The Chargers pass rush earned the game ball. Five different players recorded sacks (8 total), including multiple from Tuli Tuipolotu (2), Khalil Mack (2) and Joey Bosa (2.5).
Records: Chargers (4-4) / Jets (4-4)
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