The Jacksonville Jaguars played in Los Angeles for the first time in franchise history. Remember the Rams were located in St. Louis and the Chargers were in San Diego in 1995. Jacksonville hosted the Rams in October of 2017 and the Chargers last season.
Jacksonville fell behind 9-0 after one-quarter of play. The second quarter became the James Robinson show. He put the Jaguars offense on his back to lead them to two touchdowns.
Robinson powered in from four yards out to score the first Jacksonville touchdown of the day. He followed up with a two-point conversion to close the gap, 16-8. Later, Robinson caught a nine-yard touchdown pass to make the game well within the reach of the Jaguars at 16-14.
Jacksonville showed resilience against a tough Chargers team. Lightning struck early in the third quarter with a scoop and score on a blocked punt to catapult the Jaguars for a 21-16 lead. Then the shootout began.
LA scored to take a 22-21 lead after Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert hit Virgil Green for a 26-yard touchdown pass but missed their attempt for two points. The Jaguars would answer the Chargers score.
Gardner Minshew placed a perfect pass into the hands of Chris Conley and get the two-point conversion to go-ahead 29-22. Sadly, the Jaguars express ran out of gas after going ahead.
Herbert hit Jaylen Guyton for a 70-yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 29. On the pursuing kickoff, disaster struck and doomed Jacksonville’s hope for victory. Dede Westbrook fumbled the kickoff which led to another Chargers touchdown.
With the Chargers kicking off, leading 36-29, Westbrook’s season came to a screeching halt. Westbrook has carted off the field as the result of a gruesome leg injury. Jacksonville was unable to answer the bell for the fourth quarter.
Jacksonville loses 39-29 but had flashes of brilliance. The Jaguars are off this upcoming weekend. They need a break so players can recover from nagging injuries for the incredible remaining schedule.
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