The Jets are going up against the Los Angeles Chargers today at MetLife Stadium with a slightly revamped offensive line. Dakota Dozier will make his fourth pro start and second this season at RG for Brian Winters, who will miss his second game this season from his abdomen injury suffered back in Game 2 at Oakland.
C Wes Johnson, who was questionable with a hip injury during the week, will start as usual, but Jonotthan Harrison, who had been inactive the previous five games, is active and available behind Johnson.
Two RBs who were listed as questionable Friday, Matt Forte (knee) and rookie Elijah McGuire (illness), are active today and will join Bilal Powell as the Jets attempt to crease the Chargers' run defense, ranked 30th in the NFL in yards/game allowed and 31st in yards/carry allowed.
DL Muhammad Wilkerson will miss his second straight game due to coach Todd Bowles' decision. Mike Pennel will start at Wilkerson's spot on the D-line next to Leonard Williams, who cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will go as usual, and Steve McLendon.
Bowles' Jets will be attempting to rise to 6-9 on the season and to secure a winning home record at 5-3. Additionally, they'll be trying to damage the 7-7 Chargers' postseason plans. Los Angeles today remains in the running for the AFC West title or, if the Kansas City Chiefs clinch that, an AFC Wild Card berth.
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The Jets' inactives for the game:
■ CB Jeremy Clark
■ CB Rashard Robinson
■ RB Akeem Judd
■ LB Freddie Bishop
■ G Brian Winters
■ T Ben Ijalana
■ DL Muhammad Wilkerson
Bowles' gameday captains are LB Jordan Jenkins, DL Leonard Williams, T Brandon Shell, WR Jermaine Kearse and S/ST Rontez Miles.
Clete Blakeman is the referee for his fourth Jets game since 2011. He was the ref for the Jets' home wins over the Saints in 2013 and the Patriots in '15. His last Jets game as ref was the 2016 opener vs. the Bengals.
The Jets are wearing their green jerseys and white pants today. It's their sixth game this season and 16th in three seasons under Bowles that they're wearing green/white. They have an 8-7 record in that uniform configuration, with the most recent game the Dec. 3 comeback victory over the Chiefs at MetLife.