Riley Patterson kicked a game-winning 36-yard field goal. On the final play of the game as the Jaguars pulled out a 31-30 victory.
They were slight underdogs early in Saturday’s game. Against the Chargers and heavy underdogs. At halftime, but they will advance to the divisional round of the playoffs.
Riley Patterson kicked a game-winning 36-yard field goal. On the final play of the game and the Jaguars rallied from a 27-0 deficit in the first half to pull out a 31-30 victory. It is the third largest comeback in postseason history.
A creative play by Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson set up the game-winning kick. The Jaguars lined up with three running backs on a fourth-and-one. And gave the ball to Travis Etienne on the right side of the line. Etienne received the corner and raced 25 yards to set the stage for Patterson’s kick.
Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence bounced back after throwing four interceptions. But the first overall pick in the 2021 draft showed his resilience. He threw touchdowns on four straight possessions. And the Jaguars defense turned up the heat on the Chargers to put the game back within reach.
Chargers kicker Cameron Dicker missed a 40-yard field goal. To help the comeback attempt and the Jaguars took full advantage. Lawrence finished 28 of 47 for 288 yards and four of his touchdowns went to four different receivers. Etienne had 20 carries for 109 yards while Christian Kirk.
And Jay Jones each had eight catches during the game.
After the fourth of those touchdowns, Chargers defensive. End Joey Bosa was penalized for unsportsmanlike. Conduct after Jaguars tackle Jawan Taylor hit his helmet on the turf while arguing for a penalty. This allowed the Jaguars to go for two and be in position to win the game with a field goal.
While the Jaguars move on to play another game, the Chargers will be left to pick up the pieces of a huge collapse. Head coach Brandon Staley has had a shaky history in close games coming into Saturday. And his job could be in jeopardy after giving up a 27-point lead.
Those two trajectories didn’t seem to be in play at halftime,. But the Jaguars didn’t pack it in and the NFL got a classic finish in Jacksonville.