Jets lose to Chargers, 14-7

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The Chargers saw a four-game win streak snapped last week in a 30-13 loss at Kansas City. Los Angeles is averaging 22.2 points and 376.1 yards per game this season while the defense is holding opponents to only 18.2 points and 346.5 yards per game. NY is giving up 24.4 points and 362.1 yards per game this season while the offense is averaging 20.4 points and 329.6 yards per game. The Chargers are just 1-6 ATS In their last 7 in December and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss. For the Jets, quarterback Bryce Petty got his second start of the season after going 19 for 39 with a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 15. He did make a rare interception on a Hail Mary pass to end the first half, but his offensive statistics were not as impressive.

With nothing to lose, the Jets started the game with some trickery.

What I didn't like: The Chargers still can't defend against the run.

In the first half, Bilal Powell led all Jets running backs with 59 yards on 7 carries.

It ended up in the hands of Keenan Allen.

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Kicker Nick Rose, claimed off waivers last Monday, missed a 47-yard field goal to end the Chargers' first second-half possession.

The Chargers responded quickly, eating up five minutes with an eight-play, 80-yard scoring drive.

Powell led the running backs with 19 carries for 145 yards and a score.

The third-year pro broke through with a seven-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

What I liked: Melvin Gordon totaled 81 yards on 19 carries, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his three-year National Football League career. The Jets are 5-9, with four of those victories coming on their home turf. But New York only gained three more yards, the drive fizzling out when Petty couldn't connect with Robby Anderson on fourth down.