Sunday, November 22, 2020, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif., 4:05 p.m. ET
Jets at Chargers Betting Preview: Jets (+8.5/-108), Chargers (-8.5/-112)
New York Jets
The Jets (0-9) seemingly have found a new way to lose every week, and they enter Week 11 as the only winless team in the NFL. The team is coming off a bye, which followed a hard-to-swallow 30-27 loss against the New England Patriots in front of a national TV audience in Week 9.
How does New York find its way into the victory column? It will have to rely on veterans such as Joe Flacco and Frank Gore, who can be solid but far from flashy. Wideout Jamison Crowder also has the potential to be a playmaker, and he enters this weekend with 100-plus receiving yards in three of five games this season.
New York must find a way to patch up its defense. The Jets have allowed 30 points or more in six of their nine games.
Los Angeles Chargers
At 2-7, the Chargers find themselves at the bottom of the AFC West division. That is a massive disappointment for a team that hoped to compete for a deep playoff run during the 2020 campaign.
One week cannot reverse a season, but the Chargers have a chance to take out their frustrations on the lowly Jets this weekend during a home matchup. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert has shown plenty of promise since stepping in for injured teammate Tyrod Taylor, and he should get a chance to build upon his statistics (19 touchdowns, six interceptions) against a Jets’ defense that has struggled for most of the season.
The Chargers also could look for another busy day from running back Kalen Ballage, who is looking for his third game in a row with 80-plus yards from scrimmage.
Jets at Chargers Betting Pick for Week 11
It sure seemed like the Jets would topple the Patriots two weeks ago, yet they found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It is hard to see how they bounce back on the West Coast against a Chargers’ team that is better than its record.
Los Angeles has many warts, but Herbert is improving with experience, and the Chargers have enough to keep the Jets at bay in Week 11.
Jets at Chargers Betting Pick:
Chargers 31, Jets 14
Jets at Chargers Best Bet for Week 11
The Chargers are at home and looking to take out their frustrations on a Jets team after losing three games in a row, including a 29-21 decision against the Miami Dolphins last week. New York’s defense is leaky, and the team’s morale is worse.
Bottom line: This is the Chargers’ opportunity to forget a disappointing season, if only for a day. Look for Los Angeles to fill up the scoreboard as much as possible.
Jets at Chargers Best Bet: Chargers to score OVER 28 points (-110)