Los Angeles Chargers vs New York Jets

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson believes he’s earned the money he has received despite being late multiple times and under-performing

What it means: The Chargers moved to 8-7 on the year and still have a chance to reach the playoffs if the Tennessee Titans lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars next week, the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Cincinnati Bengals at home and the Chargers defeat the Oakland Raiders. The Jets also learned that backup quarterback Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg aren't the answers and the Jets know they must go back to the drawing, uh, draft board in 2018. However, Rivers led the Chargers on a season-saving drive, capped by Gordon's 1-yard touchdown run. The Chargers are just 1-6 ATS In their last 7 in December and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss.

What I liked: Melvin Gordon totaled 81 yards on 19 carries, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his three-year National Football League career.

Anderson was called for offensive pass interference which negated a 38-yard catch in the team's first series.

NOTES: Chargers LB Korey Toomer, starting in place of the injured Denzel Perryman, had his first sack of the season.


A Matt Forte fumble was recovered by Los Angeles as he was about to enter the red zone in the second quarter. The Chargers were led by quarterback Philip Rivers, who had already thrown for 24 touchdowns and more than 3,800 yards on the season.

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen earned his first career interception Sunday againt the Jets.

Chargers' RB Melvin Gordon scored a 1-yard touchdown at 5:08 in the third quarter. NY is now 5-9 on the season and 8-5-1 against the spread. Robby Anderson has caught 57 passes for 888 yards and seven scores while Bilal Powell is the leading rusher with 58 1yards and four scores. The Jets' onside kick was their first successful one to start a game since 2012.

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