The second half is about to start and the Jaguars are only down 17-14, thanks largely to Blake Bortles, who has been everything Chad Henne wasn't in the first two-and-a-half games.
In the first half, Bortles was 15-of-18 for 147 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. The Jaguars may not be leading, but they're the best looking they've been all season, including the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Stay updated on anything and everything dealing with the third quarter of the Jaguars vs. Chargers game!
6:26 PM: Yup.
Chargers are living off the slants and timing routes.— Adam Stites (@AdamBCC) September 28, 2014
6:12 PM: Chargers now up 27-14. Game isn't out of reach, but Bortles needs to make better decisions on this drive.
6:06 PM: Bortles intercepted on the next drive. Bad read and Shorts didn't do him any favors either.
5:58 PM: Demetrius McCray gets "beat" by Malcolm Floyd, but really it was a perfect pass by Rivers and the lack of a true free safety in the Jaguars Cover-3 defense. :-(
Philip Rivers throws a perfect pass to Malcolm Floyd. #Jaguars CB Demetrius McCray, who’s filling in for Gratz, was in on the coverage.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) September 28, 2014
—> RT @AlfieBCC: Jaguars biggest need is a true FS. I'm confident they can find LBs. FS is a vital cog in the cover 3.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) September 28, 2014
5:31 PM: Winston Guy busted coverage again, huh? *drink* Chargers take 17-14 lead with seconds left in the first half.
5:21 PM: Yeah, so, our offense looks totally different today.
5:13 PM: Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz comes down very awkwardly on his head and neck. He's walking to the locker room, which is encouraging.
Gratz being looked at for a concussion.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 28, 2014
5:04 PM: And that Hurns catch sets up a two-yard touchdown to Nic Jacobs. *faints*
5:03 PM: Bortles to Hurns. Rinse. Repeat. For the next decade.
4:53 PM: Josh Evans turns his hips away from Eddie Royal, and Geno Hayes is not making that coverage play. Nope.
Philip Rivers great protection and open WRs back to back plays. Second was a 47-yard TD to Eddie Royal w/Jaguars LB Geno Hayes in coverage.— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) September 28, 2014
The wide open receiver issue continues to be an issue for the Jaguars— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) September 28, 2014
4:45 PM: Toby Gerhart scored a touchdown. Then it was reversed. Then Toby Gerhart scored another touchdown. Jaguars up 7-3. BOOM. DUVAL.
THE JAGUARS ARE LEADING THE CHARGERS. ON THE ROAD. ON A TOBY GERHART TOUCHDOWN. SHUT IT DOWN, SEASON'S OVER.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) September 28, 2014
We were just kidding.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) September 28, 2014
Just kidding. Toby scores. Suck it, San Diego. 7-3 Jaguars.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) September 28, 2014
4:36 PM: Pants. Off.
Our pants are off, are your pants off? Let us know.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) September 28, 2014
End 1Q -- Chargers 3, #Jaguars 0. ... Jags will have first-and-goal from 5 or something like that.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 28, 2014
4:28 PM: Bend but don't break, Jaguars.
Chargers 3, Jaguars 0 | Nick Novak 33 FG, 3:44 remaining 1Q. Drive: Seven plays, 36 yards, 3:08.— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) September 28, 2014
4:20 PM: The Jaguars and Chargers are still scoreless after the first three drives of the game. Around midfield the Jaguars went for it on fourth-and-short and didn't get a good enough push.
I like going for it and I like the call for Bortles to keep it. Interior offensive linemen just didn’t get a good enough push.— BCCGameday Tweets (@BCCGameday) September 28, 2014
4:09 PM: Toby Gerhart fumbles on his first carry, and Denard Robinson moved into lone running back on the next series.
3:43 PM: The family that Blakes together, stays together.
3:33 PM: rt if u agree
3:03 PM: The new generation.
We're ready. pic.twitter.com/kD4nsl307S— Blake Sabbath (@ac_ec) September 28, 2014
2:36 PM: Today's inactives in the Jaguars vs. Chargers matchup:
WR Marqise Lee
TE Mickey Shuler
CB Jeremy Harris
OT Austin Pasztor
OL Tyler Shatley
WR Tavarres King
LB Jeremiah George
CB Jason Verrett
RB Ryan Mathews
LB Manti Te’o
LB Reggie Walker
OL Rich Ohrnberger
TE David Johnson
LB Jerry Attaochu
1:51 PM: My God.
1:48 PM: Umm...
1:14 PM: Elite on and off the field, IMO.
12:46 PM: Looks good. It's no Jacksonville, but then again what is?
12:21 PM: Real.
12:11 PM: Bill Cowher also started Neil O'Donnell in a Super Bowl so...
Cowher on CBS: "When Toby Gerhart is your No. 1 running back, you don't have a running game."— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) September 28, 2014
11:56 PM: Jeff Lageman is already better at Twitter than most of us.
Putting lipstick on a pig? pic.twitter.com/EmFp17Q486— Jeff Lageman (@logs56) September 28, 2014
9:01 AM: Cooler than cool.
8:30 AM: Have you read this? It is our Sistene Chapel.