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Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego.
When: Sunday October 5, 21:25 (UK time)
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The San Diego Chargers are unbeaten at home so far this season, and they will be looking to extend that winning run when the New York Jets visit on Sunday.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has been in fine form so far this season, completing 74.3 percent of his passes for 917 yards and eight touchdowns over the past three games.
However, Coach Mike McCoy insists that the team’s running game needs to improve quickly as it is “nowhere near it needs to be”. If they can get that to click along with Rivers who is producing sensational numbers despite a number of injuries around him, then the Chargers will continue to emerge as a genuine threat.
Meanwhile, it is completely the opposite for Jets signal caller Geno Smith, with fans literally calling for Michael Vick to start at the MetLife Stadium last weekend.
Smith completed 17 of 33 passes for 209 yards with one touchdown and one interception during the 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions, while the second-year star was then caught on cameras shouting an expletive at a heckler.
Nevertheless, Coach Rex Ryan insists that he believes in Smith and will continue to show faith in him, whether or not it is repaid remains to be seen as the Jets look to avoid a four-game slide for the first time since 2007.
With the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots to come over the next fortnight, things promise to get even more difficult for Ryan and Co. and so he will be desperate to get a win on Sunday.
The Chargers last hosted the Jets back in 2010 when they lost in a 17-14 divisional playoff game, but they will be hoping for happier times this time round.