The Chargers return to action Sunday afternoon when they visit the New York Jets. Here are five things to watch for that could dictate the outcome.
1. Rattle McElroy– The Jets made a change at quarterback this week, electing to go with a second-year pro who has just seven pass attempts in his NFL career. Lacking experience, the Chargers would be well suited to get in Greg McElroy’s face right from the get-go. It is important to pressure and rattle him early and often to stop him from getting comfortable and gaining momentum.
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3. The Future Starts Now– A number of young players figure to get a substantial amount of playing time on Sunday. Third-round pick
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5. On the Road – The Chargers started out winning their first two road games in convincing fashion against the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately, they dropped their next four games to the New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos before rebounding with a big win in Pittsburgh vs. the Steelers. Sunday marks the final road game of the 2012 season, and the Bolts would like to end the year as a .500 road team. It will be a difficult task, however, as the game marks the team’s fifth 10:00am PT start and will be played in 30-degree weather.