Powered by 366 yards from Justin Herbert, and a total team offensive output of 376 yards, the Los Angeles Chargers squeaked by the New York Jets in a nail-biting 34-28 victory, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The Chargers rushing game contributed to this win with 29 yards and no rushing touchdowns, to support a 366 yards, three touchdowns effort by Justin Herbert.
Herbert contributed to this win by completing 37 of 49 passes, finishing the game with 366 yards, zero interceptions, three touchdowns and a QB rating of 116.50.
Kalen Ballage and Troymaine Pope led the rushing game for the Chargers. Ballage rushed for 44 yards from carrying the football 16 times. Ballage was helped by Pope who carried the football three times for a total of four yards. In the passing game, Herbert was most successful throwing the ball to Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Allen caught 16 passes for a total of 145 yards, while Williams contributed with 72 yards from four passes.
With no forced fumbles, seven tackles for loss and one sack , the Chargers got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.
Joe Flacco led the Jets in a losing effort with 205 yards, completing 15 of 30 passes, one interception, and two touchdowns, for a QB rating of 80.60.
The Jets’ rushing game was led by Frank Gore and La’Mical Perine. For the game, Gore carried the ball 15 times, rushed for 61 yards, and one touchdown. Perine supplemented and carried the ball a total of eight times for a total of 33 yards. Meanwhile Denzel Mims and Breshad Perriman were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Jets. Mims caught three passes from Flacco for a total of 71 yards, while Perriman contributed with 54 yards from two passes.
In a losing effort, the Jets defense contributed with three sacks , one forced fumble, one tackle for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.
With the win, the Chargers leave with a record of 3-7 for the season, while the Jets record for the season now stands at 0-10.