2. The Chargers can run on the Jets defense
I'm quite wary of going up against Sauce Gardner, DJ Reed, and that Jets secondary. I'm also quite wary of the threat Quinnen Williams poses up the middle against our backup center Will Clapp, as well as the rest of the Jets' pass rush going up against our O-line that's struggled this year.
But if there's one area you can look to attack the Jets on defense, it's the run game. Their linebacking play between CJ Mosley and Quincy Williams has been pretty good, but at the same time, the Jets are allowing 144.9 rushing yards per game. That's 31st in football.
It's pretty much the only thing offenses have been able to do against their defense because on the passing side, they're allowing just 184.4 passing yards per game- that's top five in football.
This is the team to see if you want the Chargers to get that run game going again. It's gone away since that opening game against Miami.
Joshua Kelley has looked pretty good in his limited snaps while Austin Ekeler has really struggled carrying the ball. It's time to get them both going again. You neutralize the Jets pass rush. You neutralize (for the most part) Quinnen Williams, Bryce Huff, and Jermaine Johnson- all three being huge problems the O-line must deal with in pass protection.
It's going to be an uphill battle throwing the football against this Jets secondary. The run game absolutely has to come through this week.