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Monday Night Football review: Los Angeles Chargers beat New York Jets

The New York Jets' offense struggles were laid bare once again on national television, as their playoff hopes were dealt a blow against the Los Angeles Chargers in Monday's 27-6 defeat.

Robert Saleh's team had been looking to win their fourth game in a row, but another disappointing night on offense saw them fall short on home turf.

The Chargers were not that impressive through the air, but they did enough to take their record to 4-4 for the season.

Something has to give in New York

NFL fans in New York have had very little to smile about this year, and while the New York Giants' season is over, the Jets still have some life left in theirs.

The Jets' plans went up in smoke in Week 1 when Aaron Rodgers snapped his Achilles after just four plays. Three straight defeats followed, but Saleh's team showed some resilience around their bye week.

Wins over the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles put them in a good spot before they beat the Giants 13-10 after their bye.

A win on Monday would have put them in a great position to win the AFC East, but their old habits were back on show for everyone to see. The Jets failed to score a touchdown on another bad night for Zach Wilson and Co.

Wilson didn't throw an interception, but he was caught napping in the pocket and he fumbled the ball three times, turning it over twice.

Monday's result was the third time the Jets have failed to score more than 10 points, and none of their star players managed to shine.

Running back Breece Hall had 50 yards on 16 carries, while Garrett Wilson had seven receptions for 80 yards.

Whenever the Jets did make some progress, they were usually punished for a penalty on the same play, and they continued to hurt themselves throughout. 

Saleh's team are +240 to reach the playoffs and -320 to miss out once again.

Chargers find a way to win ugly

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert may have helped his team get the W, but he and his teammates will have been pleased to see the back of the Jets' defense.

Herbert could only complete 16 of his 30 throws for 136 yards, and he failed to throw a touchdown pass on Monday night.

Instead, rookie Derius Davis returned a punt for 87 yards for a touchdown before running back Austin Ekeler added two more.

Even on one of Hertbert's worst nights as a starter in the NFL, the Chargers managed to find a way. Yes, they were helped by the Jets' abysmal offense, but the Chargers have often lost games like Monday's in the past.

Their defense rose to the occasion, and that's a good sign for coach Brandon Staley.

The Chargers are +100 to make the playoffs this season and +3300 to win the NFL Championship.

Jets starting to rue off-season decisions

The Jets are still in a solid position with some winnable games to come, but their roster is looking paper-thin just a week after the trade deadline.

General manager Joe Douglas worked wonders in the 2022 NFL Draft, but some of his decisions in the last 12 months have cost the Jets dearly.

Quarterback Wilson was deemed not good enough to start, so failing to sign a quality backup to Rodgers was their first mistake. They have since ignored chances to improve that spot, and they are now stuck with their current options until the end of the season.

The Jets' decision to sign Dalvin Cook is looking more baffling each and every week, as he hasn't had more than 10 touches in a game since Week 3. Plus, their offensive play calling has not been good enough under Nathaniel Hackett.

Rodgers' injury was catastrophic for the Jets, but the whole organization needs to take accountability for their decisions, as it looks like they will come back to bite them before the end of the season.

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