Football Open Thread: Jets at Chargers


With 11 wins in their last 11 games, the Chargers are the hottest team in football. The Jets, however, come in with some momentum, beating the Bengals twice to make it this far. Can Darrelle Revis shut down Vincent Jackson? Can the defense that allowed the fewest points this year stop the offense that scored the fourth most? Well, they say defense wins championships. Let’s see if the Jets’ takes them closer to one.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Riddering says:

    This weekend: teams with momentum 0-3, teams without momentum 3-0.

  2. On September first, did anyone think that the NYC football team playing for an appearance in the FC Championship Game would be the AFC representative?

    I mean, besides me and TSJC?

  3. JMK THE OVERSHARE's Glenn Beck Complex says:

    Better chance of happening: I take a nap and wake up with some really hot chick who likes me for me OR Mark Sanchez not throwing a few interceptions, various errant throws, or taking ill-advised slides?

  4. Mike Axisa says:

    Who’s ready for some pussytubing?

  5. Tank the Frank says:

    J – E – T – S !!!!!

  6. Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

    Prediction: 24-7 Chargers.

    That being said, Jets winning would not shock me. But, I don’t see it.

  7. Mike Axisa says:

    Pwnage. Nice job on the first drive right there.

  8. JMK THE OVERSHARE's Glenn Beck Complex says:

    I’ve seen a few Jet games (the games where Sanchez was absolutely awful), but damn, I don’t remember the defense being so good.

    They really are freakin’ good.

  9. Drew says:

    I’ve adopted the Jets as my AFC team. Mostly because of Rex.

  10. pat says:

    I fucking hate Shawn Merriman.

  11. These are two grade A defenses. The team that allows the least amount of points is going to win this game.


  12. pat says:


  13. Tank the Frank says:

    WHAT A JINX!!! You cannot make that shit up!

  14. BigBlueAL says:

    Ive never been that big a football fan plus my Knicks are coming back down to earth again. Opening Day for the Yankees cant come soon enough….

  15. pat says:

    Wow, nice blitz pickup Danny.

  16. Bryan says:

    does kaeding have to tip his hat to the jets and call them his daddy?

  17. J!


  18. pat says:

    Ugh, gates is a freak.

  19. pat says:

    Gotta convert this one Mark, give the defense a blow.

  20. Anthony Murillo says:

    The Padres are closing in on a deal with Jerry Hairston Jr., tweets Ken Rosenthal. Hairston Jr. would become teammates with his brother, Scott Hairston, who was re-acquired by San Diego earlier this week.

  21. Mike Axisa says:

    Third straight three and out? Did Jones just get a first down, or did I miss something?

  22. Mike Axisa says:

    At some point the Jets have to attempt a pass. This is getting ridiculous.

  23. At what point does the defense approach Sanchez and threaten to kill him if he doesn’t get a first down?

  24. Cecala says:

    Hopefully next time Rivers just tries to float one up and pray a receiver is there, the ball will get picked off…

  25. Salty Buggah says:

    Pleases stop those short WR passes/screens. Chargers excel against those. But they are actually pretty good at running those so Jets gotta look out for that. Let’s hope they read this comment

  26. Salty Buggah says:

    YEAAAA!!!! Fumble! Jets ball. Just what they needed to get some momentum going.

  27. Mike Axisa says:

    Ooo that’s close. I can see this one going either way. It would be a big turnover for the Jets

  28. pat says:


  29. Bullshit reversal. Unless there is some sort of strange rule I don’t know about that was a FUMBLE.

  30. Jake H says:

    The officials in this game have been terrible.

  31. Dela G says:

    that overturned call was complete bullshit

  32. Jordan says:

    That was the definition of fumble. And it was not a conclusive incompletion. Double fail.

  33. Mike Axisa says:

    Gimme a nice long drive to end the half here, then go back out on offense to start the 3rd…

  34. Salty Buggah says:

    Huh, not enough time elapsed after catch? WTF? I’ve seen fumbles in less time than that MANY times.

  35. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice throw dirty. Big play to keep the drive alive.

  36. Salty Buggah says:

    FWIW, my bold prediction was that the Jets would score some type of points on this drive before it started…so far, so good.

  37. Drew says:

    I thought it was “Sci-firs,” not “Sci-friss.”

  38. Drew says:

    Get some longer cleats bro! Come on

  39. V says:

    I’m noticing a lot of Jets slipping and falling on this turf. Do they need to change spikes at half-time?

  40. Mike Axisa says:

    Why spike it with a timeout left?

    • Drew says:

      I guess the obvious answer is to save the TO for the field goal unit. I didn’t agree with it though.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      Yea, that was like bunting in the 7th inning. They’re having trouble moving the ball and they just wasted a down despite having 55 seconds and a timeout.

  41. Mike Axisa says:

    Down 7 at the half … not the worst situation in the world.

  42. Dela G says:

    good god that return by revis was damn impressive

  43. Drew says:

    Re: that commercial
    USA has 4 sick shows; Burn Notice, White Collar, Psych and Royal Pains.

  44. Dela G says:

    damn, i would’ve gone for the 4th down there

  45. Reggie C. says:

    dang. tough break for Sanchez right there.

  46. Salty Buggah says:

    Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

  47. Reggie C. says:

    Wow. Did Revis just come up with a play?

  48. Dela G says:

    holy shit revis!!

  49. Evan says:

    Holy smokes, that was amazing.

  50. Drew says:


  51. Salty Buggah says:

    HOLY SHIT!!!! That is a pick! What an amazing play.

  52. The Jets will bring the tying down to this game.


    (Just not on this drive)

  53. Mike Axisa says:

    And the Jets are going to negate it by calling three draw plays…

  54. Salty Buggah says:

    YEAAAAAA!!! Great pick there. Now the Jets MUST capitalize by getting a TD here.

  55. Drew says:

    Awesome Jets. Sanchez, go get it young fella.

  56. Reggie C. says:

    Jets have it made right here. NO TD = NO Win.

  57. Dela G says:

    man this has me so fuckin hyped

    cmon jets!!!

  58. Drew says:

    Brooklyn from Wisconsin. I gotta say, I didn’t see that one coming.

  59. Dela G says:

    hey i live in college station, texas!!

    good to see someone from there winning

  60. Dela G says:


  61. Salty Buggah says:


  62. Evilest Empire says:

    Wow. Had to check up on RAB after that shit. Fucking awesome.

    Jets have control of this game – D needs to keep making plays

  63. Riddering says:

    Hold it there, Jets D!

  64. larryf says:

    Does Rivers throw better than Johnny D? It is close…

  65. Mike Axisa says:

    Eat this clock baby. Like CC and innings.

  66. OMG OMG OMG.

    I’m more nervous now than I was when the Jets were trailing.

  67. Salty Buggah says:

    Alright Jets D. Now if their offense could get another TD here somehow…

  68. Evilest Empire says:

    Hmm. I wonder if the Jets are going to try to run the football.

  69. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn, nice pass right there.

  70. Dela G says:

    lol at that fan in the dirty sanchez outfit

  71. Evilest Empire says:

    Each subsequent Jets first down is officially the most important first down in the history of the universe.

  72. Dela G says:


  73. Drew says:


  74. Reggie C. says:



  75. Salty Buggah says:

    GREENE!!!!!!!! TD JETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELL YEA!

  76. Evilest Empire says:

    OH SHIT.


  77. crapula says:

    This was not how I thought this would go but woot anyway.

  78. Tom Zig says:

    Wooooowww. Way to go jets

  79. pat says:

    Someone must have flicked the right joystick upwards because Eric Weddle just got trucksticked.

  80. Evilest Empire says:

    …the fuck was that?

  81. pat says:

    Anybody see Greene do the LT pose in the endzone?

  82. Salty Buggah says:

    It’s not quite over yet. Chargers are a good team in the 4th quarter usually. But this IS the playoffs…

  83. Mike Axisa says:

    Gates was looking upfield before he had the ball in his hands there.

  84. Mike Axisa says:


  85. Drew says:

    OMG!! HAHA Kicker ftl! Go JETS!

  86. Salty Buggah says:

    HAHAHAHAHA! Kaeding is a CHOKER! That should finish them!

  87. Evilest Empire says:

    Seems like its been a tough playoffs for kickers.

  88. Salty Buggah says:

    Rivers is angry


  89. Tom Zig says:

    Another miss? Wow. That’s huge

  90. Evilest Empire says:

    That shot of Nate Kaeding was amazing.

  91. Tom Zig says:

    Jets should go for it on 4th and 3, they’ll never expect it

  92. Reggie C. says:

    Jets sooooo lucky right there.

  93. Reggie C. says:

    Challenge that shit.

  94. Drew says:

    OH NOESSSS!! That was a sick catch. Lets see the replay

  95. Riddering says:

    Thank you, Rex, for challenging that.

  96. Evilest Empire says:

    “There is no 87″


  97. Drew says:

    Haha this ref is sick.

    Ref: This mothafucka gets the unsportsman-like conduct for kickin the challenge flag!

  98. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice job kicking the flag. What part of that seemed like a good idea?

  99. Salty Buggah says:

    Good job kicking the challenge flag dumbass. How can anything good come out of it?

  100. Reggie C. says:

    Rivers can move damn well.

  101. Drew says:

    Ellis is like a lobster with no bottom claws.

  102. Mike Axisa says:

    Alright baby, crunch time. Time to do this.

  103. Reggie C. says:


    it’d be sick if the Chargers got it back.

  104. Mike Axisa says:

    Huge, just huge. Eat some clock then kick it home.

  105. Salty Buggah says:

    I agree with Simms. I wouldn’t have onside kicked. Now it’s easier to get at least a FG. You have to trust your defense to stop them.

  106. crapula says:

    I’m not a Jets fan and don’t want to be a bandwagon fan (I’m a Yankees/Giants fan but I don’t dislike the Jets like I do the Mets…I’m always pretty neutral about the Jets) but this is pretty cool game.

    • Drew says:

      I don’t know how Giants fans typically view Jets fans, but I’m a Skins fan rooting for the Jets to go to the Superbowl.

      If it’s Jets/Saints, I think I’m going for the Jets. Jets/Vikes, I’m going for the Vikes.

      • crapula says:

        I am okay with Jets fans. They don’t make me crazy like Mets fans. When I see a Jets jersey I don’t think “How can you NOT be a Giants fan?” like when I see a Mets jersey and think, “How can you NOT be a Yankees fan?”

  107. I don’t understand why they wouldn’t take their last time out before the 2 minute warning.

  108. Mike Axisa says:

    Is Thomas Jones hurt? I don’t remember seeing him in quite some time.

  109. Evilest Empire says:


  110. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh man. Go for it. Be bold, go for it. Bring out the D-lineman and go with the extra jumbo package.

  111. Salty Buggah says:

    Get ballsy. Go for it…

  112. Drew says:

    Wow Rex. You’re the fucking man.

    Go JEts!

  113. Drew says:


  114. Salty Buggah says:

    THEY GOT IT!!!! Jets WIN!

  115. Mike Axisa says:

    Get the pussies, we’re going tubing.

  116. Reggie C. says:

    Wow. There’s your Thomas Jones sighting Mike.

    Jets-Chargers play this game 5 times, Chargers win 4 of ‘em. This happens to be the exception.



  118. Salty Buggah says:

    I don’t know what makes me happier. The Jets winning or the Chargers losing once again in the playoffs.

  119. Drew says:

    Ha Sanchez got the cold shoulder from douchey Norv Turner.

    /Still bitter from his short-lived Skins coaching stint.

  120. Riddering says:

    What a game.

    I’ll see you all in hell Indianapolis.

  121. On September 1st if someone said there would be a NY team playing to go to the Super Bowl, would anyone have guessed it would be the Jets?

    /Optimist Prime’d

  122. Evilest Empire says:

    VICTORY FORMATION. Way to go Rex, you fucked them. New York Football Jets are a win away from the Superbowl.

  123. Tom Zig says:

    Holllyy shit, jets, wow.


  124. Evilest Empire says:

    The Jets were backed into the AFC Championship game.

  125. Drew says:

    Congrats Jets fans.
    Colts v. Jets. It won’t be easy but you’ve got a real shot. Dirty Sanchez can get wild on the Colts D, hopefully he does.

  126. Dela G says:

    holy shit i am so happy

  127. crapula says:

    Congrats to all Jets fans. And to Giants fans: the Cowboys lost. Good day all around.

  128. Evilest Empire says:

    You know things are going good when its 7:00 PM and this is the front image on ESPN: http://a.espncdn.com/photo/201.....ts_576.jpg

  129. VO says:


  130. Evilest Empire says:

    I would’ve rather the Jets played the Colts coming into this week, I thought SD was the better team. Than again, I thought the Cowboys were going to make it to the Superbowl so what do I know?

  131. Burn Notice is one hell of a great tv series, i love spy movies and tv series like this one.:**

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