You both have a franchise quarterback, otherwise you don’t.
The Chargers have theirs.
The 0-10 Jets are six extra losses from theirs.
The Dream survived and superior on Sunday: Justin Herbert versus Trevor Lawrence, now THAT could be a good battle everybody would love to look at.
Gallant Joe Flacco by no means stopped combating, by no means stopped flinging, however too little and too late is rarely a formulation for victory.
Flacco in some way had this one final likelihood to attempt to overcome the surprise of Justin Herbert (37-for-49, 366 yards, 3 TDs).
The Chargers have been within the midst of certainly one of their inexcusable choke jobs.
One final likelihood, 32 yards from the possibility to tie the sport.
One final likelihood to be Joe Cool.
Incomplete on the purpose line for Denzel Mims, hand-fighting with Tevaughn Campbell.
A give-up security with one second left ended it, Chargers 34, Jets 28.
Possibly, if Flacco acquired to function towards the Kiddie Corps populating the Jets secondary and go rushers caught in molasses, it could have been a fairer battle. Possibly.
However that was no time for Jets followers to be Wacko For Flacco.
And now, Sam Darnold, if his shoulder permits him to return towards Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins, will get six final probabilities to vary the narrative on Lawrence and on Justin Fields and on the top of his tormented Jets profession.
Herbert made it appear like baby’s play: 277 yards passing and two TDs by halftime. Pitch and catch with Keenan Allen (16-145-1 TD) anytime he happy.
Provided that Flacco had not thrown a disastrous pick-six.
Provided that he had taken pictures to his receiver, any receiver, within the first half.
Flacco had gotten off the canvas on the opening possession of the second half, when he conceded a pair of third downs earlier than hitting Breshad Perriman with a 49-yard TD go towards Casey Hayward.
And Herbert yawned and rolled left on third-and-goal and whipped a 10-yard TD to Allen towards The Different Lamar Jackson, and it was 31-13.
Flacco started swinging for the house run, and Denzel Mims obliged with a 27-yard catch and a 19-yard go interference, and Frank Gore’s eightieth profession dashing TD made it 31-19. His 10-yard TD go to Chris Herndon made it Chargers 34, Jets 26 with 4 minutes left.
It had began off with such promise for the Boys of Bummer:
Kalen Ballage limps off on his second carry.
A Tarell Basham sack.
A Henry Anderson punt block.
A rampaging Gore.
A 2-yard La’Mical Perine TD.
The primary of two missed Sam Ficken PATs. You need the whole lot?
A Marcus Maye compelled fumble on Allen on the NYJ 1!
And that’s all she would write.
Flacco, from his finish zone, gifted Campbell a pick-six on a lazy throw in the proper flat for Jamison Crowder.
Oh no Flacco!
Flacco’s second possession: three-and-out.
Flacco’s third possession: three-and-out.
By that point, Herbert had discovered Mike Williams with a 39-yard TD versus Arthur Maulet — with Maye colliding with him — and Tyron Johnson with a 2-yard TD on the heels of a 54-yard connection to Johnson with overmatched LB Neville Hewitt in protection.
0-10. The Trevor Lawrence Dream survives and advances.