The Jets played it the way they wanted to play it: Ran it and played great defense. I didn't think they could win it that way, but they did. Shonn Greene had another big day running it. What happened to the explosive Chargers' offense? The line got whipped. That's what happened. And the scheme wasn't very good. Why not more throws on first down early to dictate tempo?
Time for the San Diego Chargers to draft a running back. It's not that they need a successor to LaDainian Tomlinson; it's that they need a replacement. Tomlinson has simply run out of gas. He had no rush longer than 5 yards against the Jets, and that was his first carry. Worse, six of his 12 rushes were for no more than 1 yard each. He had a magnificent career, but I wouldn't be surprised if that career -- at least in San Diego -- is over.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers warms up before the game. (AP)