The Jets came out gunning against the Chargers, making multiple plays behind the line of scrimmage and blocking a punt on their first defensive stand Sunday. That led to a quick touchdown and an early advantage for New York, but things went downhill from there.
Sam Ficken proceeded to miss the PAT, the first sign that things could go bad. Joe Flacco lobbed a pick-six shortly thereafter, and just like that, the lead was erased.
With Justin Herbert, confident and strong-armed, orchestrating the offense, Los Angeles never looked back and cruised to a 34-28 win, it’s third of the season. The Jets hung around late, but fell to 0-10 on the season.
Where Were the Wideouts? The Jets had their top three receivers again on Sunday — a rarity this season — but they didn’t take advantage of their weapons until it was too late. New York failed to complete a pass to any wide receiver in the first half and only targeted the position twice. Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims and Jamison Crowder got comparatively involved in the second half, but Los Angeles was already up big at that point.
Flacco’s Failings: Between a telegraphed pick-six to start his day and practically waiting for Joey Bosa to wreck him, Flacco did not play like a seasoned veteran Sunday. He finished the day 15-30 with 205 yards, one touchdown, one interception and an 80.6 rating.