2 pros (and 1 con) of the Chargers playing the Jaguars in the playoffs

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Con: Trevor Lawrence is someone who can win a playoff game by himself

Tennessee was probably the more palatable matchup for Chargers fans just because the Bolts just beat them and the Titans' offense is far from explosive. Derrick Henry is not the same one-man wrecking crew that he once was as the other holes on the offense are too big to overcome.

That is not the case with the Jaguars at all. While it has not always looked pretty for Jacksonville, they have a quarterback who is knocking on the door of elite in Trevor Lawrence that has put together some truly great performances.

Lawrence has not had the red-hot start to his career that many expected but he was still called the biggest can't-miss prospect in the sport 24 months ago. Doug Pederson is starting to unlock Lawrence's incredible potential and it has shined at points late in the season.

Lawrence's last three games have not been particularly great but just look back at his Week 14 and 15 performances against two good teams in the Titans and Dallas Cowboys. He threw for 686 combined yards with seven touchdowns and one interception.

Lawrence is not to the point where he can turn in three of those games in a row to lead the Jaguars to the Super Bowl, but he absolutely is capable of turning in one of those games in the first round of the playoffs to single-handedly lead the Jaguars into the AFC Divisional Round.

With a good run game to back Lawrence up, the Chargers would have a bit more defensive game planning if they play the Jaguars than they would have if the Titans would have won on Saturday.

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