San Diego comes up with timely pass rush

September, 22, 2008
9/22/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- The Chargers are showing some pass rush when they need to.

San Diego sacked Jets' quarterback Brett Favre twice and both were big plays. The Jets were driving deep in San Diego territory each time the Chargers came up with those sacks. Linebacker Shaun Phillips brought down Favre late in the second quarter.

On the Jet' last drive, Jyles Tucker sacked Favre for a 12-yard loss, creating a third-and-19 situation. The Jets failed to score on both drives.

Last week, San Diego put no pressure on Denver's Jay Cutler in a loss. It was clear they were missing Shawne Merriman in his first game since he had season-ending knee surgery. Tucker's sack gives him and the Chargers confidence that he can replace Merriman.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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