S2W12: Chargers @ Jets

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  1. Ace847

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    The Chargers head East to take on the Jets with each of these teams struggling this season. At this point both of these teams are playing for their pride more than they are for the post-season.....

    Jets QB Gregg McElroy threw an interception early in the game on his first drive and put the Chargers in immediate scoring position and Phillip Rivers hit rookie T. Woodard for an 8 yard TD pass. On the ensuing kickoff the Jets fortune continued to dwindle as the Chargers forced another turnover on the kick-return! The Chargers would settle with a FG bringing their lead to 10-0. After another McElroy (don't know how to spell his name...) interception the Chargers found themselves in FG position again and on 3 down and 10 coach Ski went with a draw out of shotgun to catch the defense off guard and conservatively settle for a FG if the run was stopped short but Matthews barreled his way to a 12 yard pickup and first down when the Jets defense flexed their muscles and knocked the ball loose from Matthews and recovered a huge turnover! The Jets put together a great drive running the ball with Brandon Jacobs and finishing it off with J Owens on an outside TD run to make the game 13-7. The rest of the half was a back and forth defensive struggle with missed FG's by both teams (Jets missed about a 40 yarder, Chargers a 57 yarder). Late in the second quarter J Owens scored again on another outside TD run for about 12 yards making the score 13-14 Jets lead going into the second half.

    The second half would begin with a Chargers kickoff return by Eddie Royal taking the ball 102 yards for the go ahead score (20-14). Once again the defensive struggle continued with no score until late in the 3rd quarter when the Jets J Owens scored his third TD with an up the middle run taking the lead again 20-21! But on the ensuing kickoff Eddie Royal surprisingly found another seem up the middle and returned the kickoff 101 yards to snatch the short held lead from the Jets. Aaron Hernandez would catch the 2 point conversion giving the Chargers the 7 point lead 28-21. After two kick returns in one quarter Randiesel75 was demoralized and incapable of taking the lead again. A Barnes took an interception 65 yards to pay dirt solidifying the victory for the Bolts. Final score Chargers: 38 Jets: 21.

    GG Randiesel75

    I always enjoy our match-ups! This was an exciting game and those kickoff returns were the difference in this one.

    Player of the game: Eddie Royal 2 kickoff returns for TD's
     
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  2. Ace847

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    W13...
     
  3. Randiesel75

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    Great game, buddy. I had a lot of opportunities, but turning the ball over as much as we did make it nearly impossible to win. You played well and capitalized in the end to make it count.

    Agreed, really fun everytime we meet and always a great battle all 4 quarters.

    Good luck the rest of the season :)
     
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