2. The New York Jets are on pace to have one of the worst pass defenses of all-time
If you look at the yardage allowed per game then it might not seem like the New York Jets are historically bad in defending the pass. Sure, they are bad, but they don’t even allow the most passing yards per game this season.
The Jets have allowed 281.8 passing yards per game this season, which is the fourth-highest in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks have allowed more passing yards per game.
It probably is because the Jets are constantly getting blown out and teams feel sympathy and start running the ball late.
The number that is really concerning if you are a Jets fan is the opponent completion percentage. Opponent quarterbacks are completing passes at a 72.5% clip this season. If the season were to end today that would be the second-highest passing completion percentage allowed in NFL history.
Only the 2016 Detroit Lions were worse and they allowed opponents to complete 72.7% of their passes. There is not that big of a difference and the Jets have plenty of time to move to number one on the all-time list.
This seems like a great matchup for the Chargers to pass the ball early and often. However, based on the playcalling this season, the Chargers actually might be at a disadvantage.