Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Jaguars beat Chargers in overtime

Chargers collapse late, lose to Jaguars in OT Jaguars beat Chargers in overtime
Nellie Chapman | 13 November, 2017, 03:04

Cornerback A.J. Bouye. In the third quarter, he was called for his first penalty since Week 1, a 22-yard pass interference call to set up the Chargers' second touchdown (14-6 lead).

On their two possessions in the final stages of the matchup, and despite an interception on his first game-tying drive attempt, Jaguars QB Blake Bortles successfully led Jacksonville to a game-tying field goal on his second drive under the two-minute warning to push the game to overtime.

The Jaguars (6-3) ended up winning 20-17 on Josh Lambo's 30-yard field in the extra period.

With that, we give you our PFF exclusive takeaways from the contest for each team.

- Bouye returns the interception to the 2-yard line, but fellow cornerback Aaron Colvin gets called for taunting.

Rivers made the tackle on the play, but Jacksonville wa penalized for taunting afterward, pushing the ball back to the 17.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had a strong performance against the Jaguars during regulation but his overtime turnover proved to be costly. The Jaguars ran three times and sent in Lambo. He guided the Chargers 87 yards on seven plays, finishing the drive with a 28-yard screen pass to Ekeler for a touchdown with 47 seconds left in the second quarter. That makes Lambo's final kick 5 yards shorter. The Jaguars replaced starting left guard Patrick Omameh with backup Tyler Shatley.

"I think it speaks to not only his toughness but how smart of a football player he is", Bortles said.

Their run game doing nothing, the Jaguars ignored it late in the third quarter ... literally.

Los Angeles could not get another first down and punted.

The Jaguars opened the scoring with some trickery. However, undrafted Chargers rookie Austin Ekeler fumbled after Malik Jackson hit his helmet on the football. The ball was recovered by Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson and returned for a touchdown.

- Gordon runs three straight times, fails to pick up first down and Chargers punt with 1:08 to play.

Lambo connected on a 34-yard field goal to take the game to overtime. Instead, his 15-yard penalty knocks the Jaguars out of field-goal range. The third-year running back made Chargers' lineman Chris McCain miss at the line of scrimmage, then bobbed and weaved his way to the end zone for a 56-yard touchdown. Instead of a chip-shot field goal for the win, Lambo has to line up for a 35-yarder. The 15-yard penalty turns what could have been a 50-plus-yard field goal into essentially an extra point.

The game went into sudden-death as the Chargers took over at their own 10-yard line following a punt.

The Jaguars led 6-0 with 24 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Jaguars were without right tackle Jermey Parnell (knee) due to injury. The Jaguars ran into a snafu in the second half when long snapper Matt Overton hurt his shoulder on a punt.