Last Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers was just a tidbit of the struggles that San Diego has faced all season, and for the third consecutive year, the Chargers will not be heading to the playoffs.
Instead, this San Diego squad will tend to their wounds with a slew of banged up starters and attempt to put up a decent showing against a team that has had its fair share of heartbreak this season as well.
The Jets made headlines this week when they announced that Greg McElroy would start at quarterback in favor of both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, furthering the rumors that both men are on their way out of the Big Apple.
Sunday's contest won't have playoff implications of any sort but both teams will be looking to finish off the season on a positive note.
Here are the 10 keys to a Chargers victory against the Jets: