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Jaguars overcome 27-point deficit, Trevor Lawrence’s 4 picks for inconceivable walk-off win over Chargers

Remember when the Jacksonville Jaguars have been the laughingstock of the National Football League for, properly, endlessly?

Well, they’re the one’s laughing now after Saturday evening’s thrilling wild-card spherical victory.

Trevor Lawrence threw 4 interceptions within the first half, and three of them within the first quarter. They trailed 27-0 to the Los Angeles Chargers at one level.

They received 31-30, finishing the third-largest comeback in NFL playoff historical past.

Riley Patterson #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates with teammates after kicking a field goal to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers 31-30 in the AFC Wild Card playoff game at TIAA Bank Field on January 14, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Riley Patterson #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates with teammates after kicking a discipline purpose to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers 31-30 within the AFC Wild Card playoff recreation at TIAA Bank Field on January 14, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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The Chargers turned all three of Lawrence’s first-quarter picks into scores: two Austin Ekeler touchdowns and a discipline purpose. In reality, nothing went proper for the Jaguars within the first half. Up 24-0 with just below six minutes to go within the half, the Chargers punted the ball away, but it surely was muffed by Jacksonville and recovered by Los Angeles, who turned it right into a discipline purpose and went up 27-0. 

However, from then on, the Jags outscored Los Angeles 31-3. When the Chargers have been up 30-20 within the fourth quarter, they went on a 14-play drive that killed plenty of clock – nevertheless, Cameron Dicker missed the 40-yard discipline purpose, giving the Jags life, and so they took benefit of the chance. They drove 70 yards down the sphere, and Lawrence discovered Christian Kirk for a rating. After the landing, the Chargers have been known as for an unsportsmanlike conduct, which moved Jacksonville up on the PAT – in order that they opted to go for 2, and Lawrence ran it in, making it a two-point recreation with 5:25 to go. The Jaguars pressured a three-and-out and obtained the ball again with 3:09 to go.

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Travon Walker (44) celebrates as Los Angeles Chargers place kicker Cameron Dicker (15) misses a field goal during the second of an NFL wild-card football game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Travon Walker (44) celebrates as Los Angeles Chargers place kicker Cameron Dicker (15) misses a discipline purpose throughout the second of an NFL wild-card soccer recreation, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. 
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Jacksonville confronted a 4th and 1 with 1:28 to go in L.A. territory, and so they handed it off proper to Travis Etienne, who ran it for 25 yards to place them in successful territory. After operating the clock down to 3 seconds, Riley Patterson knocked down the walk-off 36-yarder as time expired, formally finishing the comeback.

Oh, and with the victory, Lawrence nonetheless has not misplaced on a Saturday since 2014.

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Lawrence completely redeemed himself by throwing 4 touchdowns after turning the ball over 4 instances. He threw for 288 yards, with Evan Engram main the best way with 93 receiving yards on seven catches, one in every of them a landing. Kirk has eight for 78 and a rating, whereas Jones additionally had eight receptions – he had 74 yards and a landing.

The Jags protection held Ekeler in examine, as he had simply 43 scrimmage yards, regardless of his two scores (because of respectable discipline place). Justin Herbert accomplished 25 of his 43 passes for 273 yards and a landing. Gerald Everett caught six passes for a game-high 109 yards and a landing.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones (7) celebrates his touchdown with tight end Evan Engram (17) during the second of an NFL wild-card football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Jacksonville Jaguars extensive receiver Zay Jones (7) celebrates his landing with tight finish Evan Engram (17) throughout the second of an NFL wild-card soccer recreation towards the Los Angeles Chargers, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. 
(AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Jaguars await their opponent for the AFC divisional spherical, however after back-to-back comebacks to place themselves within the playoffs after which advance, they positive have some momentum.

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