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Halftime: Chargers 31, Jets 14

9/22/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO - Some halftime thoughts from the Chargers' 31-14 lead.

The Chargers are much better against the pass tonight than they were the first two weeks and the San Diego offense is clicking. Philip Rivers looks great, Antonio Gates looks healthy and LaDainian Tomlinson, for the most part, doesn't appear to be laboring because of his turf toe.

Brett Favre needs a big second half to avoid starting his New York career 1-2. Favre is a tad wild already with two interceptions. It will be interesting to see how he reacts when he is in full passing mode trailing by 17 points.

That was a strange onside kick attempt by the Jets trailing, 17-14. It was not executed well and it gave momentum right back to the Chargers.

Also, credit San Diego linebacker Shaun Phillips for a huge sack of Favre on third down late in the second quarter. It took New York out of scoring position. It was important for San Diego to show it can come up with a big sack without Shawne Merriman.