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Chargers out to another huge halftime lead

San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, above, celebrates a touchdown with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) AP

The Chargers saw another key offensive player go down when running back Danny Woodhead hurt his knee, but it hasn’t stopped them from building a big lead over the Jaguars.

San Diego scored three first-half touchdowns and forced three Jaguars turnovers on their way to a 21-0 lead. They led the Chiefs 21-3 at halftime last week before losing 33-27 in overtime as the Chiefs came charging back.

The final turnover came when cornerback Casey Hayward picked off Blake Bortles on a throw to the end zone that represented Jacksonville’s best scoring opportunity of the first half. They got the ball when Yannick Ngakoue stripped Philip Rivers on a sack and Bortles got them into San Diego territory before his latest miscue.

Bortles was picked by Hayward on a tipped ball earlier in the game and lost a fumble on a Melvin Ingram sack in the second quarter. He’s 12-of-16 for 128 yards and T.J. Yeldon has run for 25 yards in a disappointing offensive performance for the Jags, who also saw Jason Myers miss a 54-yard field goal.

Rivers is 12-of-15 for 114 yards and two touchdowns. One went to Travis Benjamin, who has a team-high 69 yards with Keenan Allen out of the lineup, and the other went to Antonio Gates for the 105th score of his career. Melvin Gordon has run for 56 yards and a touchdown, which eases the pain caused by the loss of Woodhead.

Now they all just need to keep it going so that blowing leads remains a one-week phenomenon.

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10 Responses to “Chargers out to another huge halftime lead”
  1. vanmorrissey says: Sep 18, 2016 5:58 PM

    Jags played that one well, have them right where they want them. Ready for another SD collapse.

  2. tjacks7 says: Sep 18, 2016 6:01 PM

    Yikes, the Jaguars are the worst team in the league. Whoever they went down to the wire with last week must also be horrible.

  3. sdcharger123 says: Sep 18, 2016 6:04 PM

    Second half? Have a huge lead? Here comes McCoy…

  4. whiteybulgersson says: Sep 18, 2016 6:04 PM

    Jacksonville offseason champions. Gus Bradley should be shown the door with the amount of talent he has on both sides of the ball.

  5. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 6:12 PM

    so how good is green bay? considering they struggled to beat the jags a week ago?

  6. skawh says: Sep 18, 2016 6:13 PM

    It was GB the Jags played last week, and the Jags had an opportunity to win that home game.

    No quit in SD…good for them.

  7. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 6:27 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 6:12 PM
    so how good is green bay? considering they struggled to beat the jags a week ago?

    1 2

    huh..2 thumbs down to a straightforward question…must be hillary voters

  8. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 18, 2016 6:45 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 6:27 PM
    leatherface2012 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 6:12 PM
    so how good is green bay? considering they struggled to beat the jags a week ago?

    1 2

    huh..2 thumbs down to a straightforward question…must be hillary voters
    =============

    Uneducated posts full of delusion. Must be Trump voters.

  9. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 18, 2016 7:13 PM

    Last week Frank Booth, Mr. Telekinesis himself, was on here telling Viking fans how they knew nothing about football because they did not realize how good the Jags were going to be this season.

  10. birdmantd says: Sep 18, 2016 7:18 PM

    Gus Bradley’s 50th game as a head coach and it will only be 12 wins for him. I dare say that’s not too good.

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