Jacksonville erases 27-point deficit to win 31-30 over Chargers

Mark Long, The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After making four interceptions, Trevor Lawrence had four touchdown passes and the Jacksonville Jaguars erased a 27-0 deficit on Saturday, snatching a 31-30 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

During the game-winning drive, Travis Etienne made a 25-yard run on a fourth down and a yard.

Riley Patterson topped it off with a 36-yard field goal on the last play of the game.

Lawrence completed 28 of 47 passes for 288 yards in a game he started disastrously.

In their first playoff game in five years, the Jaguars had to overcome four interceptions in the first half.

Lawrence made more inaccurate passes well before the end of the second quarter, which brought boos.

His body language was not encouraging. It was believed that the progress made in his first season with Doug Pederson as coach would be dissipated, via this meeting.

Lawrence persevered, however, and then touchdown passes to Evan Engram, Marvin Jones, Zay Jones and Christian Kirk revived hopes in his clan.

The quarterback also extended his arm for a two-point convert with 5:25 remaining in the final quarter. That reduced Los Angeles’ lead to 30-28.

Cameron Dicker had signed a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter, on the side of the Chargers.

After Lawrence converted, the defense tackled Justin Herbert behind the line of scrimmage, then LA had to punt.

The Jaguars are expected to face the Chiefs in Kansas City next weekend.

Etienne rushed for 109 yards, while Engram provided 93 via catches.

Herbert had 273 aerial yards. Gerald Everett was targeted six times, for 109 yards.

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