Jacksonville, FL - The San Diego Chargers marched into Jacksonville and took care of the Jaguars by a final score of 24-6. San Diego improved to 4-3 with the win, while the Jaguars fell to 0-7 following the defeat. Jacksonville has been unable to get anything going this year, and looked completely clueless on Sunday against the Chargers on both sides of the football.
Chad Henne put up 318 yards passing, but didn’t record a touchdown and also threw an interception. Neither Chad Henne or Blaine Gabbert has been able to get things going for the Jaguars’ offense, and it’s turned into a complete nightmare this season. Maurice Jones-Drew carried the football nine times for a total of 37 yards to lead Jacksonville in rushing. Mike Brown led the way in receiving for the Jaguars with five catches for 120 yards, while Cecil Shorts (eight catches for 80 yards) and Justin Blackmon (six catches for 58 yards) rounded out the big numbers for the Jagauars wide receivers.
Phillip Rivers had a big game for the San Diego Chargers, passing for 285 yards and a touchdown. Rivers has had a much improved season for recent years under San Diego’s new coaching staff. Ryan Matthews played his second great game in a row on the ground, rushing for 110 yards on 21 carries while also scoring a touchdown. Eddie Royal led the way in receiving with 69 yards on four catches and a tochdown, and Keenan Allen chipped in with three catches for 67 yards.
The Chargers are certainly contenders in the AFC, but do have some things to work on. With Phillip Rivers performing at a very high level and Ryan Matthews playing some of the best football of his career, the future is looking bright for the Chargers. Jacksonville is competing for the rights to the number one overall draft pick, and is doing a very good job of getting there at this point.
Evan Massey is an Editor at Pro Sports Extra. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.