Going into halftime of Sunday’s game, the New York Jets led the San Diego Chargers 14-10.
It turned out it was the last time New York would lead as the Bolts outscored the Jets 17-3 in the second half to grab the 27-17 victory.
The third quarter proved to be the difference in the game. San Diego went from being down four points to up by 10 after the Chargers outscored the Jets 14-0 in the period.
After winning the toss, but choosing to defer, the Chargers began the second half with the ball on their own 19-yard line. After two consecutive first downs, the Chargers faced 3rd-and-six near midfield before converting on a 10-yard pass to tight end
On the ensuing possession, the Jets went three-and-out, surrendering momentum and the ball via punt. New York faced a third-and-three at its’ own 39-yard line, but quarterback Greg McElroy was stopped short of the first down by defensive end
The Chargers got the ball back with 8:20 left in the quarter, but after getting two first downs, were forced to punt after the drive stalled.
The Jets were once again stopped cold, as McElroy was sacked twice on New York’s next possession, once by defensive end
After a Jets punt was returned 21 yards by
Things only got worse for the Jets, as McElroy’s 3rd-and-10 pass was intercepted by strong safety
“Our team is playing pretty good on the road,” Chargers head coach Norv Turner. “We kind of group together and create a positive energy. When we’re at home, there hasn’t been a positive energy. We’re looking forward to getting back home and playing the (Oakland) Raiders and I hope we can create a positive energy when we get home. Our guys responded today.”