Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Jaguars Claw Back to Beat the Chargers, 20-17 in Overtime

Jaguars Claw Back to Beat the Chargers, 20-17 in Overtime

The Jaguars (6-3) ended a dreaded six-game losing streak Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers (3-6) with a 20-17 overtime win at EverBank Field.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers surpassed Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon for the eighth most pass completions in NFL history early in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Aaron Colvin's taunting penalty pushed the Jaguars back 15 yards, but the interception set up Josh Lambo's game-winning 30-yard field goal.

"We've lost some close games this year, but that's the first time that we've lost one like that", Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. The former Chargers kicker ran the other way and took a soccer slide near midfield before getting mobbed by teammates.

With that in mind, here are the six craziest plays of the game.

An interception by cornerback A.J. Bouye moved the ball into Los Angeles territory in overtime. The Jaguars might as well keep calling it since it has worked every time.

A running back and kickoff returner for the Jaguars, Grant scored his first touchdown of the 2017 season on the fake punt.

Lynn was clearly frustrated with safety Tre Boston, who inexcusably ran out of bounds at the Jaguars 10-yard line following his second interception in the final minutes of regulation.

Rookie running back Leonard Fournette produced just 33 rushing yards on 17 carries.


Ekeler's second touchdown from 22 yards out gave the Chargers a 14-6 lead with 10:29 to play in the third quarter. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett called 11 straight passes and Bortles was 7-of-11 passing for 84 yards, capped by a six-yard touchdown to receiver Marqise Lee. The game was tied, 14-14, with 1:57 left in the third quarter.

The Jaguars opened the scoring with some trickery.

Three second guesses of coach Doug Marrone. However, after a replay review, Jackson was ruled down after recovering the fumble, negating the touchdown, but setting up Jacksonville nicely on the Chargers 36-yard-line.

The special teams' surge was short-lived, as Lambo had his extra point blocked.

But on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Jaguars snapped the ball directly to Grant as the up-back in punt formation, and the former Opelika High School and Auburn standout weaved him way 56 yards to the end zone to give Jacksonville a 6-0 lead with 24 seconds left in the first quarter.

Rivers started to heat up late in the first half. Ekeler showed incredible balance after breaking away from Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith and cornerback Jalen Ramsey near the sideline.

Both teams got off to a slow start on offense. The Chargers were also without LB Hayes Pullard (neck), their leading tackler with 58. It put Los Angeles in passing mode and two plays later, Bouye picked off Rivers. He was activated after a stint on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

First and foremost, Perryman is one of the best tackles on the team, so he should improve a run defense that's giving up 135 rushing yards a contest, second-worst in the NFL.

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