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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers Pick & Prediction SEPTEMBER 25th 2022

NFL | FOOTBALL
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Logo Jacksonville Jaguars
VS
Logo Los Angeles Chargers
50.5
OPENNER
-11

47.5o -110
CURRENT
-3 -120

+145
MONEYLINE
-165

0
SCORE
0

Trevor Lawrence led his team to their first win of the season last week. Beating the Indianapolis Colts 24-0, the Jacksonville Jaguars played as a complete unit last week. Heading into week 3, they’re facing a very tough opponent, the Los Angeles Chargers. The Jaguars defense better be up to snub as they face one of the best offenses in the league. So, do they have a chance to win?

There are a few questions surrounding the Los Angeles Chargers heading into this game. One question is, how healthy is Justin Herbert? Herbert suffered a rib injury last week, which could extend to week 3. They ended up losing 27-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs last week, falling to 1-1 on the season. Both Herbert and WR Keenan Allen are listed as questionable.

Jaguars vs. Chargers Betting Lines

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Jaguars (+245) vs. Chargers (-300)

SPREAD: Jaguars +7 (-110) vs. Chargers -7 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 47.5 (-110) vs. Under 47.5 (-110)

Jaguars vs. Chargers Preview for Week 3

The Jacksonville Jaguars are establishing themselves as a team to watch in the AFC South. Last week, Trevor Lawrence put up 235 passing yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. This performance boosted everyone's confidence in the young quarterback.

By the end of the first half, the Jaguars were already up 17-0. They finished the Indianapolis Colts off with a touchdown to close the third quarter. From there, the Jaguars played a defensive game, running out the clock and winning 24-0. So, how do they beat the Los Angeles Chargers?

For starters, the Jaguars will need their best defensive performance of the year on Sunday. Both the Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders had a hard time slowing down the Chargers offense. On offense, the Jaguars will have to avoid any turnovers, playing a clean game similar to last week.

As we mentioned above, there are a few questions surrounding the Chargers in this game. With Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen both questionable, the Chargers could be without them. Herbert has a fracture to his rib cartilage, but he’s been seen back at practice this week.

Although they lost to the Chiefs, the Chargers played an impressive game. Herbert threw for 334 yards with three touchdowns and only one interception. Los Angeles averages 302.5 passing yards per game, tied for the fourth-best in the NFL.

To win this game, the Chargers might want to play a more conservative game. It’s against their normal function, but it might help to keep Herbert from being injured. Forcing him to pass could aggravate that injury, something they’ll need to avoid. Still, they’re the best option in this one.

Jaguars vs. Chargers Pick

Although we think the Chargers will win this game, the question is really about the spread. Needing to cover seven points could be a tall task for the injured Chargers. Something important to remember is the Jaguars lost 28-22 to the Washington Commanders. If the Commanders beat them by six points, the Chargers should be able to cover.

In their last three games against the Jaguars, the Chargers are 3-0 against the spread. Averaging 24 points per game, the Chargers rank 11th in the NFL. This high-scoring offense should be able to cover the seven-point spread at home. If you’re looking for a less risky bet, however, you could take the Chargers moneyline at -300, provided Herbert plays.

Final Score: 27-13 (Chargers)

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games.

2. The Chargers are 9-0 against the spread in their last nine games against Jacksonville.

3. The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Jacksonville's last 18 games.

Best Bet: Los Angeles Chargers -7 (-110) and Under 47.5 (-110)

PREDICTION
Jacksonville Jaguars
20
23
Los Angeles Chargers

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Quarterback Justin Herbert's breakout rookie season continued Sunday as he threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the host Los Angeles Chargers to a 39-29 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Herbert picked up his first win as a starter, completing 27 of 43 passes for 347 yards and running for 65 yards on nine attempts to help the Chargers (2-4) snap a four-game losing streak. The Jaguars (1-6) suffered their sixth consecutive loss.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, the Jaguars became the third team in NFL history to allow 30 or more points in six consecutive games in a single season.

The Jaguars gained only 14 yards on their first 12 plays and didn't record a first down until the 10:28 mark in the second quarter.

But Jacksonville's offense ignited in the second quarter down 16-0 behind quarterback Gardner Minshew, who completed 14 of 27 passes for 173 yards and threw two touchdown passes. Rookie running back James Robinson rushed for a career-high 119 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.

But Herbert brought the Chargers back twice during a wild third quarter that featured a combined 35 points.

Herbert's 26-yard touchdown pass to veteran tight end Virgil Green with 5:34 left in the period gave the Chargers a 22-21 edge.

Minshew answered Herbert's score on the ensuing drive with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Chris Conley, and followed that with a two-point conversion pass to Ben Ellefson to give Jacksonville a 29-21 lead.

But Herbert would help the Chargers score the final 18 points of the game, first by answering the Jaguars' score with a 70-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Guyton.

The Chargers' special teams made a game-changing play on the ensuing kickoff when Tevaughn Campbell stripped receiver Dede Westbrook of the ball and Troymaine Pope recovered at the Jaguars' 19-yard line. Four plays later, Herbert rolled to his right and dove for the goal line scoring on a 5-yard touchdown run that put the Chargers ahead for good with five seconds left in the third.

Westbrook was carted off to the locker room with a leg injury on the final play of the third quarter.

--Field Level Media

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