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AFC West hot seat

1/10/2010

We are putting San Diego’s run defense on the hot seat this week.

If the New York Jets, who have the No. 1 run offense in the NFL this season, can develop a run attack Sunday, they could stay with San Diego. The Jets averaged 172.2 yards on the ground per game. San Diego had the 20th-ranked run defense in the NFL. It allowed an average of 117.8 yards on the ground.

There were several games this season in which San Diego was run on extensively.

San Diego must contain the Jets. If not, New York will eat the clock, control the game and keep San Diego’s high-scoring offense of the field. Controlling the ground game is the Jets’ top chance of winning.

If San Diego’s run defense answers the call, the Chargers should win. This is a big key for San Diego, thus the Chargers’ run defense has to be on the hot seat.