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LA Chargers: 3 things we learned about the Jaguars in Week 6

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 18: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars and teammates Mike Glennon #2 and Brandon Linder #65 enter the field before the start of a game against the Detroit Lions at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 18: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars and teammates Mike Glennon #2 and Brandon Linder #65 enter the field before the start of a game against the Detroit Lions at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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3. The Jaguars are on a level far below the LA Chargers

This is not to say that we though the Jaguars and Chargers were on the same level before this week. This is also not to say that we thought the Jaguars were a great football team before this week.

And while most people recognized the Jaguars as a bad team, I do not think it was as cut and dry prior to this week. Yes, they are bad, but how bad are they really? This week helped answer that question.

Spoiler alert: pretty bad.

The signs were pointing to the Jaguars being better than expected this season. They had a fantastic win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 and had several had-fought games. They barely lost to the Titans, only lost by one score to the Bengals and were right there with the Texans before allowing 17 points in the fourth quarter.

This game was a telling sign. Now only did the Jags lose but they were thoroughly beaten by a bad team that is also one of the worst-coached in the league.

If the LA Chargers lose this game then they are in trouble. This is absolutely not a game that the Chargers should lose, especially after a bye week and after losing four in a row. If the Chargers are really going to contend for a playoff spot then they need to make quick work of a team like the Jaguars.

Next. Predicting the rest of the schedule after the bye week

Week 6 solidified it: the Jaguars are far below the LA Chargers in terms of talent and coaching — making a win necessary for the Bolts.

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