Hopefully, they establish the ground game by feeding the rock to Bilal Powell so Petty doesn't have to put the entire game on his shoulders. But this isn't summer camp for 12-year-olds, where everyone gets to participate. The public betting in this game has 63 percent of the wagers going on the Chargers on the road.
After rushing for 74 yards on nine carries against the Bills on November 2, Powell had averaged only three yards per carry in his last five games before Sunday. He needs to go through that. It's only his second start. The Chargers have won two straight meetings with the Jets, covering the spread in both wins. "We have next week and I'm going to grow from this, learn from this just like I always do". I'm not going to sit here and condemn the guy because he didn't play well in week 2 of starting this year after not playing all year.
"I'm seeing things and my feet are a little bit rushed and that's causing me to be a step too much or too late", Petty said.
Somebody should've flown a plane over the stadium with a banner that said, "Hey, Mike Maccagnan, all I want for Christmas is a quarterback". "I think that's a really negative way to look at it". "It's not a matter of if, just when".More news: Unemployment rates in Alabama hit record lows
"When the ball went up in the air, I definitely was like, 'It's mine, ' " Allen said. The fact that Bowles still has them out for blood in Week 16 is a testament to how well coached this team actually is, even if the end result is marginally better than expected. While many believe Todd Bowles has this roster overachieving, and he was given a terrible hand at the quarterback position, many others still believe he makes bad play calls on a rather consistent basis.
Yet he hasn't made them in these past two starts and is 1-5 in his six career starts. Petty is excited at his final opportunity of the regular season next week in New England and is confident he'll have better results when the season comes to a close in Foxborough.
What it means: The Chargers moved to 8-7 on the year and still have a chance to reach the playoffs if the Tennessee Titans lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars next week, the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Cincinnati Bengals at home and the Chargers defeat the Oakland Raiders.
Bowles said he decided Saturday that Wilkerson would be inactive for Sunday's game. "Those guys can play". Not to say I got too excited, but I saw a look I wanted to see.