Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Jets Out of Gas in San Diego
It finally happened. No last second chances for an opponent, no defensive lapses, no mistakes (well not too many), and finally a win. All of this is what we expected from the Chargers this year, but it took till game 3 of the season before we see it happen. The Chargers started strong, minus an interception by Rivers that was returned for a touchdown, LT played great (first two TDs of the season) and Rivers played great (19-25 for 250 yards and 3 TDS, 1 Int). The Chargers D which looked like it was at a loss of getting to the QB once Shawn Merriman called it a season, actually showed up and played. Merriman's replacement, Jyles tucker, had 6 tackles to go along with 2 sacks. Antonio Cromartie had 9 tackles to go along with his interception return for a TD. All in all, a pretty dominate performance with the final score being 48 to 29. Now the Jets, in my mind, at least have something to smile about. It seemed that Brett and his receivers got a little more comfortable with each other. Since this was a blow out, the Jets passed the majority of the second half which ended up with Favre taking 42 attempts (30-42 for 271 yards, 3TDs and 2 Ints), but he started finding guys as he hit 7 different receivers. You normally don't want to take a butt whuppin like this, especially on Monday Night Football, but I think that this in one way will help the Jets going forward. I picked the Jets in a close one, but I ended the week going 11-5 with my picks.