INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — At least the New York Jets keep fighting.
That might be the best thing they can take away from their latest loss, 34-28 to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
“We can obviously play with teams,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. “If confidence is lacking — and listen, it’s tough for it not to be — we have to definitely find ways to keep ourselves going. But I think you can definitely see that we should have no lack of confidence. We can definitely go out there and compete to win these football games. And we just need to have that mindset from the very first whistle.”
The Jets (0-10) are off to the worst start in franchise history, a dubious distinction which covers plenty of dismal ground.
They continued to show flaws in falling behind by 18 points at halftime and again late in the third quarter, but Flacco views the one-possession losses to New England and the Chargers (3-7) in their past two games as a sign they aren’t going to give up on the rest of the season.
“I think we have a lot of things we can use to build off of over the last two weeks. But at some point, we’ve just got to make sure we make it happen,” Flacco said.
New York got off to a positive start, with Henry Anderson blocking a punt to set up La’Mical Perine’s touchdown run. Marcus Maye then forced a fumble by Keenan Allen at the goal line to snuff out the ensuing Chargers drive.