Defense leads Jaguars to dramatic 20-17 overtime victory

AP

A wildly entertaining fourth quarter led to overtime, where Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye intercepted Philip Rivers to set up a game-winning field goal with 3:12 left.

Josh Lambo beat the team that cut him after the preseason with his 35-yard field goal giving Jacksonville a 20-17 victory over the Chargers. The kick was partially blocked, but it still went through.

It was Jacksonville’s third consecutive victory.

Lambo’s 34-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in regulation sent it to overtime as the Jaguars managed to tie it and win it despite losing long snapper Matt Overton to a shoulder injury.

The craziness began with two minutes left in regulation with the Jaguars trailing 17-14. Chargers safety Tre Boston picked Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles with the Jaguars across midfield.

The Chargers, though, gave it right back on the next play when Austin Ekeler fumbled. The play originally was ruled a touchdown for the Jaguars as safety Tashaun Gipson picked it up and raced 35 yards to the end zone for what would have been the go-ahead score. However, the touchdown was overturned by replay, with Gipson being ruled down.

And the Jaguars gave it back again.

After Marqise Lee celebrated what he thought was a penalty on the Chargers, he was penalized 15 yards for taunting. The Chargers were not penalized. On the next play, from the Los Angeles 37, Boston picked Bortles again.

The Chargers couldn’t run out the clock and punted with 1:08 left. The Jaguars benefited from a roughing the passer penalty on Joey Bosa with 20 seconds left, which got Jacksonville in field-goal range for Lambo’s game-tying kick.

In overtime, the Jaguars punted on their first possession. But Bouye picked Rivers, who was trying to go deep to Travis Benjamin. Bouye celebrated before starting his return and was tackled at the 2-yard line, where Aaron Colvin picked up a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Finally, the madness ended four plays later with Lambo’s kick.

Rivers finished 21-of-37 for 235 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, while Bortles went 28-of-51 for 273 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Leonard Fournette gained only 33 yards on 17 carries.

29 responses to “Defense leads Jaguars to dramatic 20-17 overtime victory

  1. Nobody is happier than Aaron Colvin that they won this game. Had they lost that game he’d have some ‘splaining to do after that personal foul. The sad thing is he was smiling and laughing on the sidelines after. I hope Coughlin saw that. He’ll read him the riot act. It’s only a matter of time before a personal foul costs them a game–like Joey Bosa’s untimely personal foul in this game.

  2. So, forget team allegiances, as FOOTBALL fans… we all okay with that roughing call on Bosa? Really? Is this the league you want to watch? How many college games would that have been called roughing in yesterday? None. PATHETIC. What the NFL is giving us now is NOT the game of football. And it’s not okay.

  3. negadelphianinjersey says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    So, forget team allegiances, as FOOTBALL fans… we all okay with that roughing call on Bosa? Really? Is this the league you want to watch? How many college games would that have been called roughing in yesterday? None. PATHETIC. What the NFL is giving us now is NOT the game of football. And it’s not okay.
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    I don’t watch college so I can’t comment on that. I’m not a fan of either team and that Bosa call has been made for years. Ball is out, you don’t wrap up the QB and throw him to the ground. Ever.

    That being said, I made money on the game on a Vegas line. The line was .5 on the number of interceptions Rivers would throw after the start of the fourth quarter. Last game against NE he threw a pick to end the game, today he pretty much did for a near pick six if not for a Jaguars taunting penalty.

  4. “However, the touchdown was overturned by replay, with Gipson being ruled down.”

    Cant wait to see the BS video showing the inconclusive down by contact.

  5. Nice win. But Ill bet Coughlin has a chat with players about discipline. Two of them anyhow. I would not be surprised to see some internal actions there.

  6. Bortles proves once again that he needs to go in the offseason. The Defense bailed everyone out time and time again in this game and that’s why they won. Imagine what this team would be like with an actual legit franschise quarterback … Scary thought … Go Jags !!!

  7. Chargers are the biggest waste of talent in the NFL. Tom Telesco has built a pretty good roster, one that should be coasting to a playoff spot in a watered-down AFC.

    However, they just do not know how to win.

    Props to the Jags for a gritty victory, and I’m looking forward to watching that defense in January. However, when your best players are the ones committing the dumbest errors – Rivers with the “hero ball” throw picked by Bouye in OT, Bosa with the personal foul – and your head coach has no idea how to manage a game, you reap what you sow.

    Bolts fans deserve better than the disjointed product that their team puts on the field every Sunday.

  8. So tired of the moron comments about the stadium half full. Stadium holds 67k people and an average of 64k shows up. I guess it’d be half empty if the stadium held 128k people. IJS….

  9. The ref tried his best to take that game from Jax with a bad false start call that cost the Jags possession and the overruled TD without any evidence. Well deserved win by the Cats.

  10. Chad Gullage says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    So tired of the moron comments about the stadium half full. Stadium holds 67k people and an average of 64k shows up. I guess it’d be half empty if the stadium held 128k people. IJS….
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    Did you actually WATCH the game? Even in overtime the place was empty.

  11. Phillip Rivers ranting after the loss, doing his version of the Legend Dennis Green …

    ” Blake , You want to give the credit to Blake ? Really ? Are you serious ? You should be talking about me not Blake, I outdueled him all game long and even in my sleep. Blake is who I freaking thought he was, nothing changed, nothing at all and you want to credit him and crown his a** , Really ? I didn’t loose to Blake today, I lost to that Defense they have ! Get it straight man ! You know what , I’m done , I’m out of here (Throws the mic as he exits) !!!!

  12. davew128 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm
    Chad Gullage says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    So tired of the moron comments about the stadium half full. Stadium holds 67k people and an average of 64k shows up. I guess it’d be half empty if the stadium held 128k people. IJS….
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    Did you actually WATCH the game? Even in overtime the place was empty.
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    Did you schedule your eye appointment?

  13. not a fan of Bortles, but an offensive line that can’t pass protect and tipped passes (leading to interceptions) is not the recipe for QB success…and, the Jags couldn’t run block against the Charges, forcing the game plan to abandon the run in the 2nd half and force Bortles to throw 50+ times…the Jags go as far as the defense will carry them…

  14. Pathetic Charger game management and control at end of game. Charger coaches should be canned. Whizenhunt continues to make bad calls on key-critical plays at end of game. At 3 wins and 6 losses, “you are what your record says you are.” Feel bad for Eckeler. He has terrific all around potential. The Chargers again go into a fetal position at game end, instead of attack mode. They ‘throttle back’ their best offensive players and get overly defensive on offense. There is little discipline with this team.

  15. I wish to all that us holy I could insert a picture for you jerks saying the stadium was empty.. I WAS THERE and it was not empty.. I have pics of my son and husband and in the background you can see our end zone and almost half if th3 visitors side and it was not empty. If my watched the end of the game it was empty because people were pissed at Blake and leaving because they thought the chargers coukd run the clock out and end the game. They had no idea we were going to overtime.. smh

  16. As painful as it was seeing the Chargers move to LA, it was a quick pain like pulling tape off quickly.. watching the Chargers and rooting for them was a slow pain I no longer endure thankfully to their move.

  17. davew128 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm
    Chad Gullage says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    So tired of the moron comments about the stadium half full. Stadium holds 67k people and an average of 64k shows up. I guess it’d be half empty if the stadium held 128k people. IJS….
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    Did you actually WATCH the game? Even in overtime the place was empty.
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    Weeellll… TV only shows one half of the stadium (visitor side) and yeah.. it emptied out fairly quickly after Bortles 2nd INT…

    but they still had 50k plus easily in attendance through 3.75 quarters.

  18. Here’s something a lot of the moron half full stadium people don’t get. Unlike your throwback all in your plastic seat stadium guys from franchises that have ancient has been stadiums don’t get down here we have a modern stadium with places to be during the game that doesn’t involve your uncomfrtable seats. I buy an upper level cheap seat. I’m hardly ever in it. I’m drinking a beer in one of our many bars watching the game live but also watching the TV screen as are hundreds of other people. If we all went to our seats you wouldn’t be saying this. It’s just because you have no comparison to what a modern NFL stadium is like. Not saying every seat is old for every game. Just saying there are a lot of people like me that don’t show up in the TV screen. There are plenty of people at every game not occupying a plastic seat in the binocular range.

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