Rivers, Chargers shut down inept Jets

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Philip Rivers passed for 288 yards and
three touchdowns before being rested late, and the San Diego Chargers trounced
an inept New York Jets squad, 31-0, on Sunday afternoon.

Rivers completed 20-of-28 attempts and threw a pair of first-half scores to
Antonio Gates for the Chargers (4-1), who pitched their first shutout since a
similar score against Kansas City on Dec. 12, 2010.

Branden Oliver posted 182 yards of total offense and two touchdowns including
a game-best 114 yards on 19 carries, with Gates contributing 60 yards on four
receptions.

The tandem of Geno Smith and Michael Vick combined to go 13-of-32 for 74 yards
and one interception for the Jets (1-4), whose point total has decreased with
each of their four straight defeats.