JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars West Coast woes came to an end with a dominating victory over the Los Angeles Chargers 38-10 Sunday. The defense owned the line of scrimmage, forcing the Chargers to turn the ball over two times. Jaguars’ rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd picked up his first interception of his NFL career in the 2nd quarter. Lloyd’s interception made it six interceptions for the Jaguars defense through the first three games of the season which is a franchise record.
"I can't speak for the rest of the team I can only speak for our team. This is a great win for a really good football team. This is a playoff caliber football team." head coach Doug Pederson said.
It took Trevor Lawrence and the offense until the second quarter to find their rhythm, when he hooked up with Zay Jones for the Jaguars first touchdown of the game. Lawrence spread the ball around as the Jaguars used the short passing game to get the offense going. In fact, Lawrence threw touchdown passes to three different wide receivers. Lawrence finished the game 28/39 for 262 yards and 3 touchdowns. It was James Robinson’s 51 yard touchdown run in the third quarter that opened up the game for the Jags. It was Robinson’s longest touchdown run of his career. Robinson finished the game with 100 yards rushing on 17 carries. He had one rushing touchdown.
"I think the way that we've played you can't deny that we're a really good football team. but at the end of the day it doesn't matter what it says about us, we know who we are. our only goal is to win football games on Sunday. What other people say about us doesn't really matter. we are going to prepare the same way everyday we are going to be ready to play. we've got a bunch of competitors and it will be a lot of fun." Lawrence said.
Doug Pederson’s decision to make the trip to the West Coast and keep the team on their regular schedule, flying cross country on Saturday, proved to be the right one.
In 2021, the Jaguars played two games on the West Coast, left for both games on a Friday, and they were hammered by the Seattle Seahawks and the World Champion Los Angeles Rams. With the win, the Jaguars improve to 2-1 and remain in first place in the AFC South Division. The Jaguars are on the road again next week, as Doug Pederson returns to Philadelphia to face his old team. It was in Philly that Pederson led the Eagles to their first super bowl in franchise history. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 1PM.