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Monday, September 22, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Chargers 48, Jets 29

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- The Denver Broncos had better fix their defensive issues because the San Diego Chargers are not done.

San Diego bounced back from two narrow defeats to dispatch Brett Favre and the Jets, 48-29, on Monday night.

San Diego is coming off losses to Carolina and Denver in which it fell by a total of three points. The Chargers led with 30 seconds remaining in both games. It was the first time in NFL history a team lost back-to-back games in that manner.

With its Super Bowl aspirations on the line, San Diego put it together on both sides of the ball against New York. San Diego's passing defense bounced back from two poor showings and quarterback Philip Rivers outplayed Favre.

Like last year, when the Chargers started 1-3, they have an uphill battle. However, San Diego reminded the NFL and the surprise 3-0 Broncos that it still has plenty of fight remaining in it.