Jets vs. Chargers Game Capsule

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-9) AT NEW YORK JETS (6-8)

SERIES

CHARGERS

JETS

SERIES LEADER

19-12-1

STREAKS

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Turner: 3-3

Ryan: 2-0

LAST WEEK

L 31-7 vs. Panthers

L 14-10 at Titans

LAST GAME

10/23/11: Chargers 21 at Jets 27. New York overcomes 11-point deficit with QB Mark Sanchez’s 3 TD passes to WR Plaxico Burress. RB Shonn Greene adds 112 rushing yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/23/11

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 128 (SD), 94 (NYJ). XM: 227 (NYJ).

STATS

PASSING

Rivers: 314-488-3,290-22-15-86.0

McElroy: 5-7-29-1-0-118.5

RUSHING

Battle: 57-225-3.9-3

Greene: 243-951-3.9-6

RECEIVING

Floyd: 56-814-14.5-5

Kerley: 53-739-13.9-2

OFFENSE

308.8

302.1

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-11

DEFENSE

338.1

329.8

SACKS

Phillips: 7

Coples (R), Wilkerson: 4

INTs

Weddle: 3

Cromartie: 3

PUNTING

Scifres: 48.7 (3L)

Malone: 46.1

KICKING

Novak: 72 (27/27 PAT; 15/17 FG)

Folk: 79 (28/28 PAT; 17/22 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: Have won 2 of past 3 vs. Jets…QB PHILIP RIVERS is 1-1 as starter vs. NYJ with 4 TDs & 86.1 passer rating. In past 2 games, Rivers has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 92 passer rating. For career, Rivers is 24-5 (.828) as starter in Dec. w/ 52 TDs vs. 16 INTs & 98.5 rating. Since ’08, Rivers (20,887) has 2nd-most passing yards in NFL (DREW BREES, 23,888)…RB RONNIE BROWN has career-high 46 receptions in ’12…TE ANTONIO GATES (479) needs 21 receiving yards to reach 500 for 9th consecutive season. Gates (81) tied HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD catches in team history last week. Has 2 TDs in past 2 vs. NYJ. WR MALCOM FLOYD (814) needs 43 receiving yards to surpass career-best of 856 in ’11. Has career-best 56 receptions in ’12. WR DANARIO ALEXANDER is averaging 106 receiving yards per game in past 3 on road with 5 TD receptionsS ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 82 tackles. Since ’11, Weddle (10) is tied for most INTs in NFL. LB SHAUN PHILLIPS has totaled 4 sacks in 2 career games at NYJ…DE COREY LIUGET has career-best 5 sacks in ’12…JETS: Have won 2 of past 3 overall…QB GREG MC ELROY completed 5 of 7 passes for 29 yards & game-winning 1-yard TD pass vs. Cardinals in Week 13. McElroy will make 1st career NFL start…In 2 career games vs. SD (incl. postseason), RB SHONN GREENE has totaled 240 rush yards on 43 att. (5.6 avg.) with TD. Greene (951) needs 49 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 2nd consecutive season (1,054 in ’11). For career, Greene averages 101 rush yards per game with 20+ att. Club is 6-0 when Greene has 100+ rush yards. RB BILAL POWELL has 4 rush TDs in past 5…WR JEREMY KERLEY has career-best in rec. (53) & rec. yards (739) in ’12. With Jets, WR BRAYLON EDWARDS averages 16.4 yards per catch…TE JEFF CUMBERLAND has 2 TD rec. in past 3…DE MIKE DE VITO had team-high 8 tackles last week…LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 108 tackles in ’12…CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE was selected in 1st round by Chargers in ’06 NFL Draft & spent 4 seasons in SD (2006-09)…Rookie DE QUINTON COPLES aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack. DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has career-best 4 sacks.

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