Sunday, October 5, 2014

Week 5 Preview: Jets at Chargers

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Jets: None

Chargers: OLB Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), OL Rich Ohrnberger (back), ILB Manti Te'o (foot), LB Reggie Walker (ankle), CB Shareece Wright (knee)


Jets: None

Chargers: None


Jets: WR Eric Decker (hamstring), WR David Nelson (ankle)

Chargers: OLB Dwight Freeney (knee), TE David Johnson (shoulder), DT Corey Liuget (concussion)

Jets: G Willie Colon (knee), T Breno Giacomini (back), DL Damon Harrison (ankle), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), CB Dee Milliner (quadriceps), FS Calvin Pryor (quadriceps)

Chargers: ILB Donald Butler (shoulder), TE Ladarius Green (hamstring), OLB Jarret Johnson (shoulder), OLB Cordarro Law (ankle), CB Jason Verrett (hamstring)

Oh dear. 

The Chargers' offense has been great so far this year, gaining yards at will. Overall, the statistics don't show it, but when watching them, they have been a well-oiled machine. Philip Rivers is at his best right now, and has probably been the best QB in the league this year. 

They have plenty of weapons in Malcolm Floyd, Eddie Royal, Antonio Gates, and of course, Keenan Allen. As seen against the Bears, the Jets have a tendency to struggle covering the short passing game. Unfortunately, that is basically San Diego's entire offense. 

I don't even need to talk about anything else in this game. I don't see a scenario in which the Jets win this game unless Rivers gets injured and Kellen Clemens rolls in. 

Even with Dee Milliner returning in this game, the Jets simply aren't set up to cover the Chargers and their quick passing game. Oh well, onto the next one. 

Bold and Unnecessary Predictions That I'm Making Anyway
  • Philip Rivers will complete 70% of his passes. The Chargers' offense is perfect to exploit the holes that the Jets have. 
  • Geno Smith will throw for 300 yards. The Jets will be in constant catch-up mode here against a lackluster defense. 
CHARGERS (-6.5) over Jets.

Chargers 37, Jets 24

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