The Jacksonville Jaguars are heading into Monday Night Football against the San Diego Chargers after a tumultuous week that say head coach Jack Del Rio fired and the franchise sold. In the wake of the Del Rio firing, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will take over the head coaching duties and already shook things up, cutting the team's No. 1 wide receiver and firing the team's wide receiver coach. None of that will matter however, if rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert can't finally have a break out game against a weak Chargers pass rush. As always however, the offense will have to flow through running back Maurice Jones-Drew while the Jaguars banged up defense will keep them in the game.
The San Diego Chargers on the other hand haven't fired head coach Norv Turner, but reports surfaced that he could be on the chopping block. The Chargers have been a massive disappointment this season, heading into Monday Night Football with a 4-7 record and trying to salvage the season. There is an outside shot the Chargers can still win the AFC West, but they would need to win on Monday and get quite a bit of help. Quarterback Philip Rivers has struggled turning the football over, which has been uncharacteristic of him in the past. Not only has the Chargers offense struggled, but the defense has also been problematic giving up yards on the ground.
The Chargers are a three point favorite traveling cross country. They've actually never won a game in Jacksonville. Here's what OddsShark had to say about the game:
OddsShark Staff - San Diego is on its longest losing skid in a decade but a trend points to them winning and covering the Monday Night point spread in Week 13.The Chargers visit the Jacksonville Jaguars, who just sacked head coach Jack Del Rio. All four career meetings between these teams played OVER the total and the home team won and covered the NFL point spread in each game.
Official Prediction: Jaguars 20, Chargers 13