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LA Chargers: Getting to know the Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 18: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks to throw a pass against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter in the game at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 18: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks to throw a pass against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter in the game at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Jacksonville Jaguars’ Recent Performances

The Jaguars come into this matchup with a 1-5 record. They have lost their last five games after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. Taking a look at their last five games, the Jaguars have given up at least 30 points in each matchup.

In Week 3 against the Dolphins, Gardner Minshew turned the ball over twice while being sacked four times. The Jags struggled to do much on offense as they only put up 13 points.

The Dolphins got out to a 21-7 halftime lead and never looked back as they went on to defeat the Jaguars 31-13. While neither offense was great in this game, the Dolphins were very efficient in the air as Ryan Fitzpatrick only had two incompletions on the day and had three total touchdowns.

Joe Burrow earned his first win as a starter in the Bengals’ Week 4 matchup with the Jaguars. Both defenses struggled to stop the opposing offense as these two teams combined for 934 total yards. Gardner Minshew threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns with D.J. Chark being on the receiving end for both of them.

Aldrick Rosas was 4-5 on field-goal attempts in his only game with the team. Joe Mixon had his first breakout game of the year for the Bengals in this matchup. He had 31 touches for 181 total yards and three touchdowns as the Bengals won 33-25 in a shootout.

Deshaun Watson and the Texans picked up their first win of the season against the Jags in Week 5 with a 30-14 victory. Watson threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns while Brandin Cooks brought in eight receptions for 161 yards and a score. The Texans blew this game open in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Jaguars 17-7, which dropped the Jaguars to 1-4.

The Jaguars lost their fourth straight game this past weekend against the Lions 34-16. Rookie running back, D’Andre Swift, had his breakout performance racking up 116 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for the Lions.

Aside from Keelan Cole, who had 143 yards on six catches, the Jags offense could not find any rhythm in this game, which puts their record at 1-5 heading into their matchup with the Chargers.

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