I have to hand it to Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc.
The man saw this coming.
When discussing the Jets-Chargers matchup last week, Williamson said that the Chargers were one of the deadliest deep-passing teams in the league. Yet, he didn’t think San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers would have enough time against the Jets’ relentless defense to go deep.
Williamson couldn’t have been more right. One of the reasons New York upset San Diego on Sunday was because Rivers was under constant heat.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Jets sent five or more pass-rushers on 29 of the Chargers’ 42 pass plays. That’s a whopping 69 percent.
ESPN Stats & Information came up with this interesting chart, illustrating Rivers’ troubles against Jets’ pass rush: