Chargers 2023 schedule: Cowboys and the 5 toughest matchups for the Bolts
By Sean Basile
2) Chargers at Jets
The numbers in this Jets matchup actually don't look half bad for us, but the fact that the Jets have now bumbled their way into Aaron Rodgers creates a few problems for the Bolts, especially.
They've gotten better at the position that killed them last year and they already had a very strong roster as of the 2022 season.
The Chargers have beaten the Jets 4-straight times and 6 out of the last 8 as well. We're also 4-1 at MetLife in the team's last 5 trips.
Justin is 1-0vs. the Jets with 3 touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a passer rating of 116.5.
But this is still going to be a big test for LA going against a Hall-of-fame-bound quarterback leading a rush-heavy Jets offense.
It's Nathaniel Hackett in an OC position again where he was previously very successful. It's Breece Hall, who was looking like the Rookie of the Year before he got hurt, coming back from injury. It's Aaron Rodgers in what will be a home game for him. It's a vaunted Jets defense going against what is now a slow, injury-prone Chargers receiving core.
Maybe the Chargers get lucky and that 39.3 QBR for Aaron Rodgers last season when he didn't have Davante Adams is indicative of his "washedness," but we have to assume he's going to make this Jets team a serious contender.
At the very least, I think the run game here could really hurt LA on defense.
This is a super tough game. I can only hope it happens relatively early in the season.