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Chargers' Jammer says officiating consistently bad vs. Jets

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Quentin Jammer doesn't see any mystery as to how his San Diego Chargers blew an 11-point halftime lead in Sunday's 27-21 loss to the New York Jets.

Jammer has a perfect explanation, as far as he's concerned, for a particularly frustrating loss: 13 penalties called on the Chargers, including two pass-interference flags on him.

"I don't have to say anything about what the refs did -- everyone saw how the calls went," the cornerback told the New York Post, in a postgame locker room the paper described as "decidedly angry."

"When you're not getting the chance to play the way you play, it's upsetting," Jammer added.

Jammer was just getting started with his rant about the game's officials.

"(The officiating was) consistently bad," he told the Post. "No way it was called fairly. No way. Not at all. It wasn't called fairly at all. Maybe I'm being biased, but I'm just judging off what I saw. It wasn't a fair game called."

Jammer's logic centered on his belief that the Chargers aren't a particularly sloppy team, pointing out how they weren't whistled for a single penalty during a Week 5 victory over the Denver Broncos. But they were far from clean Sunday, racking up five offsides and neutral-zone infractions and a number of penalties in the secondary that prolonged Jets drives.

One flag on Jammer was especially costly. With the Jets leading 24-21 in the fourth quarter, Jammer drew a 20-yard pass-interference penalty for bumping Santonio Holmes on a third-and-3. The drive ended with a field goal seven plays later to extend the Jets' lead.

While Jammer likely can expect a fine from the NFL later this week for his comments, he wasn't the only Charger upset with how the game was called.

"They were bad, really bad," safety Eric Weddle added.

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