Jaguars 24, Chargers 17
Jaguars 24, Chargers 17 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars got a big boost from David Garrard's return. Playing for the first time in nearly a month, Garrard threw two touchdown passes to help the Jaguars beat the San Diego Chargers. J...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars got a big boost from David Garrard's return.
Playing for the first time in nearly a month, Garrard threw two touchdown passes to help the Jaguars beat the San Diego Chargers.
Jacksonville scored on its first three possessions, possibly taking advantage of what would have been an 10 a.m. start on the West Coast, and the Chargers self-destructed on nearly every drive.
San Diego ended three consecutive fourth-quarter possessions in questionable fashion before making a game of it late. Philip Rivers connected with All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates for a 24-yard touchdown that made it 24-17 with 5:06 to play.
San Diego 037717Jacksonville 1077024
Jac-FG Scobee 48
Jac-Jones-Drew 1 run (Josh Scobee kick)
SD-FG Kaeding 23
Jac-R.Williams 36 pass from Garrard (Scobee kick)
SD-Tomlinson 6 run (Kaeding kick)
Jac-Lewis 1 pass from Garrard (Scobee kick)
SD-Gates 24 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick) SDJac First downs 1818Total Net Yards 388311Rushes-yards 20-7937-122Passing 309189Punt Returns 3-172-38Kickoff Returns 2-154-71Interceptions Ret. 0-02-39Comp-Att-Int 22-40-215-24-0Sacked-Yards Lost 0-00-0Punts 4-44.85-40.6Fumbles-Lost 0-00-0Penalties-Yards 4-315-42Time of Possession 27:0332:57
RUSHING-San Diego, Tomlinson 16-62, Rivers 2-16, Neal 2-1. Jacksonville, Taylor 20-85, Jones-Drew 12-33, Garrard 5-4.
PASSING-San Diego, Rivers 22-40-2-309. Jacksonville, Garrard 15-24-0-189.
RECEIVING-San Diego, Tomlinson 5-93, Chambers 4-93, Gates 4-54, Davis 3-39, Naanee 3-10, Sproles 2-0, Jackson 1-20. Jacksonville, Wrighster 5-47, Northcutt 3-36, R.Williams 2-62, Wilford 2-31, Estandia 1-8, Jones-Drew 1-4, Lewis 1-1.