The Jacksonville Jaguars came back from down 27-0 to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers on Super Wild Card Weekend, 31-30. After a rough start, Trevor Lawrence and the Jags embarked on a 24-3 second-half run, completing the comeback with a 36-yard field goal from Riley Patterson as time expired. It marked the third-largest comeback in NFL postseason history.
Lawrence ended up completing 28 of 47 passes for 288 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions, while his college teammate Travis Etienne Jr. rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries. Evan Engram was the Jaguars’ leading receiver with 93 yards and one touchdown on seven catches. Christian Kirk, Zay Jones and Marvin Jones Jr. also caught touchdowns in the win.
As for the Chargers, Justin Herbert completed 25 of 43 passes for 273 yards and one touchdown. Austin Ekeler was largely ineffective, as he rushed for 35 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries. Gerald Everett led the Chargers in receiving with 109 yards and one touchdown on six receptions.
#Jaguars last 5 home games:
Week 9: Down 17-0 the Raiders. JAX won.
Week 12: Down 19-10 to the Ravens. JAX won.
Week 15: Down 27-10 to the Cowboys. JAX won.
Week 18: Down 10-0 to the Titans. JAX won.
Wild Card round: Down 27-0 to the Chargers. JAX won. pic.twitter.com/3NjzfLhawY
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 15, 2023
A reminder: tonight the legendary Al Michaels will return to NBC to call the Jaguars vs. Chargers playoff game.
Michaels called Sunday Night Football with NBC from 2006-2021 before moving to Amazon, but remains in an emeritus role at NBC.
Tony Dungy will be his partner. pic.twitter.com/cZ2iJdnyKP
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 14, 2023