That confidence clearly translated to the sphere on Sunday with the Jaguars taking the Chargers down, successful by a big margin, 38-10.
With the win, the Jaguars (2-1) snapped an 18-game highway shedding streak, together with the workforce’s Week 1 loss to the Washington Commanders. The Jaguars additionally defeated the Chargers (1-2) for the primary time on the West Coast.
Beforehand, the Jaguars have been 0-5 on the highway towards the Chargers.
Chargers beginning quarterback Justin Herbert was energetic and received the beginning after coming into Sunday with query marks resulting from a rib harm.
Three starters for the Chargers, together with cornerback JC Jackson (ankle), extensive receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) and middle Corey Linsley (knee) have been all dominated out, inactive for Sunday’s contest. Jackson and Linsley entered the matchup as uncertain to play, whereas Allen entered as questionable.
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Trevor Lawrence repeats historical past
In 1999, Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame QB Peyton Manning gained his first highway sport after beforehand shedding 9 straight to start out his profession. He did so towards the then-San Diego Chargers, successful, 27-19.
Lawrence, the Jaguars’ first-overall decide within the 2021 NFL draft additionally misplaced the primary 9 highway video games of his profession. His victory over the Chargers is his dele first dele, the identical as former No. 1 total QB, Manning.
Lawrence accomplished 28 of 39 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns for a quarterback ranking of 115.5. His remaining TD of the day went to veteran WR Marvin Jones Jr.
James Robinson continues to shine
It wasn’t way back that there have been query marks about whether or not or not operating again James Robinson would be capable to go well with up early this season after struggling a late-season develop into Achilles final 12 months.
That narrative has rapidly confirmed to be mistaken after simply three video games of the season. Along with his first 12 carries of the sport, Robinson accounted for 96 yards and a career-long landing run of fifty yards that gave Jacksonville a 23-10 lead.
Coming into Sunday’s sport towards LA, Robinson accounted for 34 carries for 130 yards and two dashing touchdowns. he additionally caught three passes for 17 yards and a landing.
Robinson completed the sport with 17 carries for 100 yards and a landing. It was his first 100-yard sport because the workforce’s Week 5 loss to the Tennessee Titans final 12 months.
Joey Bosa leaves sport early, Jaguars O-line continues to dominate
One of many distinction makers for the Chargers coming into Sunday’s matchup was undoubtedly defensive finish Joey Bosa, who entered the sport with 1.5 sacks within the 12 months, and 59.5 sacks in his profession for Los Angeles.
With Los Angeles buying and selling for fellow pass-rusher Khalil Mack earlier within the offseason, the pass-rush duo of Bosa and Mack was celebrated. The Chargers could not rely on that all through the competition, although, with Bosa knocked out of the sport with a groin harm simply earlier than the beginning of the second quarter. He didn’t return.
For the rest of the competition, the Chargers weren’t capable of get a lot stress on Lawrence. The beginning offensive line for Jacksonville allowed zero sacks for a second-straight week. Mack was credited with no quarterback hurries all through the competition.
Jaguars protection dominants early, Devin Lloyd will get it began with INT
The Jaguars’ protection carried the momentum from every week previous to Los Angeles on Sunday. In the course of the first quarter of motion, the Jaguars allowed 0 first downs, shutting out the Chargers via the one quarter.
In the course of the second quarter, the Jaguars protection got here away with two turnovers, an interception by rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd and a sack/fumble on Chargers QB Justin Herbert, secured by defensive lineman Dawaune Smoot. LB Foye Oluokun was capable of make the restoration on the fumble.
In what was the play of the sport early for the Jaguars protection, Lloyd was in the precise place on the proper time on the play and secured the ball to the Los Angeles five-yard-line. The Jaguars secured a discipline objective to increase the workforce’s lead, 6-0.
With Lloyd’s decide, the Jaguars set a brand new franchise document with six interceptions via the primary three video games to start out a season. Lloyd turned the primary Jaguars participant to document two interceptions of their first three profession video games. He turned the primary LB within the NFL to take action since 2015.
The workforce’s second turnover would lead to a landing for Jacksonville, extending their lead, 13-0 earlier than the Chargers have been capable of strike halfway via the second quarter.
Demetrius Harvey is the Jacksonville Jaguars reporter for the Florida Instances-Union. You possibly can observe him on Twitter at @Demetrius82.
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