Trevor Lawrence never stopped beliving in Jaguars during comeback win vs. Chargers in Wild Card Weekend
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a penchant for trailing early but come back to win games in the regular season. Their matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers was no different and they ended up winning 31-30 after trailing 27-7 at halftime. Trevor Lawrence told the media that this game kind of summed up their season and added that he never stopped believing in the team.
“We never stopped believing, that was the main thing”, Lawrence said. “We had five losses, those five losses in a row, all one-score games, had opportunities to win them, even after the fifth one, never wavered, never lost belief. Coach didn’t lose belief in us and that’s how we build our way out of it”.
“And the same thing we did the night, that’s why I said it kind of epitomizes our season; you’re never out of it. That’s the one lesson that we’ve all learned. I’ve learned this year that when you believe and everyone believes, it’s cool what you can accomplish. Tonight, it was one of those games”, Lawrence said.
Lawrence was a big reason the Jags were trailing in the first half, throwing four interceptions — three of them in the first quarter. On the other hand, he helped them come back from behind and score 24 points in the second half, throwing four touchdown passes and no interceptions.
Even more impressive is that Jacksonville lost the turnover battle but somehow managed to come back from behind and pull off the biggest comeback win in league history for a team that didn’t force a single turnover, per Jaguar Report’s lead statistician Ryan Michael.
Trevor Lawrence had a pretty good playoff debut vs. the Chargers
This was the biggest game of Lawrence’s football career. He had previously played in the College Football Playoff National Championship as a member of the Clemson Tigers but that pales in comparison to the postseason in the pros.
For a moment, it looked like Lawrence was on his way to making the NFL record book for the wrong reasons. As Michael DiRocco of ESPN noted, the last quarterback to throw four interceptions in his playoff debut was former Houston Texans quarterback back in 2016. Lawrence was one pick away from tying Dan Fouts and Gary Danielson for five, the most in league history.
Had Jacksonville lost to the Bolts, talking heads would have probably talked non-stop about how Lawrence wasn’t cut for postseason football. However, he showed in Super Wild Card Weekend that he’s got the resolve to lead the Jags even when it doesn’t look like they have a shot.
Now, the Jaguars will need to get ready for whoever they play in the divisional round of the playoffs, something not many thought possible just a couple of months ago, when they were riding a five-game losing streak.