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

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

47.5o -110
CURRENT
-7 +110

+222
MONEYLINE
-279

38
SCORE
10

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
19
26
Los Angeles Chargers

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers Recap SEP 25TH 2022

James Robinson rushed for 100 yards, including a 50-yard scoring dash early in the third quarter and the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars rolled to a 38-10 victory over the injury-plagued Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at Inglewood, Calif.

Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns, while Zay Jones caught 10 passes for 85 yards and a score. Christian Kirk and Marvin Jones Jr. also caught TD passes.

Jacksonville (2-1) has defeated the Indianapolis Colts and Chargers in consecutive weeks after losing eight of the last nine games to close out the 2021 season and dropping the season opener this year. The Jaguars won consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 20 and 27, 2019.

Chargers (1-2) quarterback Justin Herbert was 25 of 45 from 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception while playing through a rib injury. Herbert fractured rib cartilage during Monday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Los Angeles was without wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) for the second-consecutive game, while star defensive end Joey Bosa left in the first quarter with a groin injury and did not return. Left tackle Rashawn Slater left in the third quarter with a biceps injury.

A pair of Herbert turnovers in the first half, one interception and one fumble, led to a pair of field goals from Jacksonville's Riley Patterson and a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter.

The Jaguars moved in front 13-0 with 10:23 remaining in the first half on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Lawrence to Jones.

The Chargers pulled within 13-7 with 6:10 remaining in the first half when Herbert found Mike Williams for a 15-yard TD pass. But another Patterson field goal, from 23 yards, gave the Jaguars a 16-7 lead just before halftime.

The Chargers got a 25-yard field goal from Dustin Hopkins on their first drive of the second half before the Jaguars answered with a five-play 75-yard drive that was capped by Robinson's 50-yard run. The lead was extended to 31-10 when Kirk caught a 4-yard TD pass from Lawrence late in the third quarter.

Lawrence's third TD pass came with 4:54 remaining when he found Jones in the back of the end zone for an 11-yard score.

The Jaguars scored at least 30 points for the first time since Sept. 20, 2020 against the Tennessee Titans. It was the first time they scored at least 30 in a victory since Dec. 29, 2019 against the Indianapolis Colts.

--Field Level Media

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