The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their trend of not showing up on the west coast, as they've now been outscored 99-16 on the west coast in three games. The Jaguars defense was able to force three turnovers, but that was matched by the Jaguars six turnovers on offense, four of which were David Garrard interceptions.
Garrard ended the day being pulled in the third quarter for back up Luke McCown. He ended the day going 15/23 with 173 yards, one touchdown, and tying a career high with four interceptions. Only one of the interceptions wasn't on Garrard, as it was batted into the air by a defensive lineman and was up for grabs. The first one came early on as Garrard under threw an open Tiquan Underwood who had beaten corner Antoine Cason down the field. David didn't set his feet on the throw and it was picked. Another was thrown to linebacker Brandon Siler, and I've yet to figure out where Garrard was trying to throw it. He hit the linebacker right in the chest. The third came on a play where Garrard was hit by Brandon Siler sending the football straight up into the air where Kevin Burnett picked it off.
Garrard's lone touchdown came in relief of the relief. McCown hurt his knee on a scramble towards the endzone and Garrard hit Mike Sims-Walker for a 3 yard touchdown.
The Jaguars offense was never able to get going. Maurice Jones-Drew and Mike Sims-Walker also contributed with a fumble each.
Early on it looked like the Jaguars defense was going to hold up as it was matching the Chargers defense on turnovers.
But, it could only weather so many.
The defense eventually broke and the route was on.
Fans are going to go down the emotional roller coaster with this loss, but as I stated when some people were getting overly excited last week, let's pump the brakes. The Jaguars aren't as good as we've seen, they're also not this bad either.
The Jaguars will need to recoup hosting the Philadelphia Eagles next week at EverBank Field.