3 stats that define the Jaguars incredible win in Super Wild Card Weekend
Nobody would have blamed you if you thought the Jacksonville Jaguars were going to lose to the Los Angeles Chargers in Super Wild Card Weekend. After all, the consensus thought they were done once Trevor Lawrence threw his fourth interception of the game. But then, something happened.
Down 27-0, Jacksonville got on the scoreboard when Lawrence found tight end Engram on a nine-yard touchdown reception near the end of the second quarter. That play marked the beginning of what turned out to be the third-largest comeback in NFL history and the biggest one for a team with a -5 turnover ratio.
All things considered, this was one of the biggest wins in team history and the most amazing one of the Doug Pederson era in Jacksonville. With that in mind, here are three stats that defined the Jaguars’ jaw-dropping win over the Bolts.
3. The Jaguars scored in all of their last five drives vs. the Chargers
Not all stats are flattering and no team is going to be proud of having a 20 percent success rate on third downs. Yet, the Jags went 2-10 against Los Angeles and still managed to pull off the upset. How was that possible?
Their offense was horrible for most of the first half, turning the ball over or punting in their first seven possessions. In those drives, they managed to run 26 total plays. That’s not a recipe for success however you choose to look at it.
But once Jacksonville hit their stride, they had no trouble moving the ball and scoring at will. They had 64 plays in their next five drives. Not surprisingly, the Jags scored in all of them and show they can dig their way out of a hole, regardless of how deep it is.