Chargers beat Jaguars
December 4, 2015
Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers beat Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-25 on Sunday at EverBank field in Jacksonville. The Chargers record now stands at 3-8 and they are fourth in AFC West. The Jaguars have slipped to 4-7 and are now in third place in AFC South.
The Jaguars will play next Sunday down in Tennessee against Marcus Mariota and the Titans, who are 2-9.
The Chargers will also play on Sunday. They will play the Denver Broncos, who are their division rivals. Denver is 9-2.
San Diego’s quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 300 yards that game. He completed 29 out of 43 passes. On the day, he had four touchdown passes.
Former Wisconsin Badger, Melvin Gordon, led the team in rushing that game. He carried the ball 14 times for a total of 60 yards. His longest run of the game was 14 yards.
Stevie Johnson, who played for San Francisco last year, led the team in receiving. Johnson caught seven passes for a total of 92 yards. He had one touchdown on the day, and his longest reception was a 25-yard catch.
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles completed 30 out of 49 passes for 329 yards. Bortles had two touchdowns that game and one interception.
Rookie T.J. Yeldon, out of Alabama, led the team in rushing. Yeldon carried the ball nine times for a total of 36 yards. His longest carry of the day was 21 yards.
Former Bronco tight end, Julius Thomas, led the team in receiving against the Chargers. Thomas caught nine passes that game for a total of 116 yards. He had one touchdown, and his longest reception was 34 yards.
The Jaguars were favored coming into this game, but Philip Rivers and the Charger stepped up. Despite missing Keenan Allen, Rivers found his groove, and carved through the Jacksonville defense.