The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) will be visiting the Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season.
Jacksonville will be without several members of its starting defense as well as lacking an offensive identity. Being down early because of the holes on defense doesn’t help, but neither does the inconsistent play of Gardner Minshew and how running back James Robinson is a near after thought in the offensive game plan.
Stay with us all through the day as we live blog the game as it happens, and feel free to join the conversation in the comments as the day progresses. We’ll have postgame coverage as well following the conclusion of the game.
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7:40 PM: It was a fun game, the guys around our future quarterback looked good, we didn’t ruin our draft place with a meaningless win, and we got a SCORIGAMI! That’s a best case scenario, folks. Night, everyone.
7:35 PM: Game over. We lost on the scoreboard but won in SCORIGAMI!
#Jaguars lose to #Chargers but win in SCORIGAMI with 39-29 final score https://t.co/dvDtjr8Hod pic.twitter.com/ivraifc9bn— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
7:20 PM: With that Mike Badgley field goal, the Jaguars are down 39-29. I don’t want to alarm anyone but that is a SCORIGAMI, folks. A 39-29 final score has never been accomplished.
7:11 PM: Historically bad defense. All-time bad.
#Jaguars are third team since 1968 to allow 30+ points in six straight games https://t.co/c8YtGcM2dS pic.twitter.com/uQHVtWpJSW— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
7:01 PM: Oh man, Dede Westbrook with a very bad injury. CBS saying they won’t replay it. It’s all jokes until an injury like that. Prayers up, Dede. We love you, man.
6:56 PM: Quick strike Chargers! Jaguars down 36-29.
JUSTIN HERBERT.— NFL (@NFL) October 25, 2020
Just like that... the @Chargers have the lead! #BoltUp
: #JAXvsLAC on CBS
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6:50 PM: Look at this throw, y’all. Chargers tie it up 29-29.
Like, look at this, y’all...pic.twitter.com/RIkOSKnKwx— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
6:47 PM: TOUCHDOWN CHRIS CONLEY! TWO-POINT CONVERSION IS GOOD TOO!
#Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew with a throw right into All-Pro WR Chris Conley's hands.— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
Two-point conversion is good.#Jaguars up 29-22.pic.twitter.com/1ixpFrPFrq
6:37 PM: The Jaguars have embraced the most chaotic tank of all time.
6:36 PM: Hell of a throw and catch by Justin Herbert and Virgil Green there. Two-point conversions is no good. Jaguars down 22-21.
I mean, that’s just a hell of a throw and catch.— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
After the two-point conversion is no good, #Jaguars down 22-21. pic.twitter.com/gIJ0IAcUZd
6:14 PM: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A BLOCKED PUNT AND 21 UNANSWERED POINTS!
21 UNANSWERED POINTS?— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
21 UNANSWERED POINTS! pic.twitter.com/JYcdHIduTI
6:04 PM: HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS:
1. James Robinson is a FULL GROWN MAN. Best player on offense.
2. Gardner Minshew is fun to watch, but he’s still not it.
3. The rest of the offense, with the exception of a good tight end, is plug and play for a first round quarterback. Go get him in April.
5:55 PM: After a failed two-point conversion, Jaguars down just 16-14 going into halftime.
5:54 PM: HERE’S TO YOU, MR. ROBINSON!
My pants just FLEW off my body. pic.twitter.com/HiJAsYcc1q— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
5:35 PM: Jaguars defense holds on the next drive? We’re on offense down 16-8 in the second quarter.
5:32 PM: TOUCHDOWN JAMES ROBINSON! TWO-POINT CONVERSION JAMES ROBINSON! LET’S GO!
5:27 PM: The Jaguars have quit? LAVISKA SHENAULT DIDN’T GET THE MEMO!
HOOK IT TO MY VEINS! pic.twitter.com/zYL1lwsRZ4— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
5:21 PM: Chargers score again, this time it’s a former XFL star tight end.
Donald Parham Jr. on the season: 2 catches. 2 TDs. #BoltUp #NationalTightEndsDay— NFL (@NFL) October 25, 2020
: #JAXvsLAC on CBS
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5:07 PM: Chargers score the first touchdown of the game — a jet sweep by rookie wide receiver Joe Reed. Missed extra point though.
#Chargers WR Joe Reed scores his first career touchdown. Missed extra point through.#Jaguars down 9-0 at the end of the first quarter. pic.twitter.com/hrBSXfFzRv— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
4:43 PM: Second drive, second straight three-and-out for the Jaguars. This one ended in a sack — with only three Chargers defensive linemen.
4:38 PM: A three-and-out by the Jaguars and a long drive by the Chargers means we’re down early. Los Angeles kicks a short field goal easily. Jaguars losing 3-0.
4:27 PM: CBS sideline reporter confirming that running back Chris Thompson tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning.
4:25 PM: And it’s game time. Jaguars on offense to start the game. Let’s do this.
Good afternoon, kings.@AndrewCatalon @lofton80 pic.twitter.com/n47Ms5W1Wx— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2020
3:04 PM: Jaguars inactives today — QB Jake Luton, S Jarrod Wilson, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Myles Jack, OL A.J. Cann, TE Tyler Davis, TE Tyler Eifert, and DL Daniel Ekuale.
Ben Bartch will start at right guard. Dakota Allen (of Last Chance U fame) will start at linebacker.
2:26 PM: Oh, what is this? The New York Jets are winning at halftime?!
Got the lead at the break. #BUFvsNYJ | #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/ZFUFoX6Nkk— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 25, 2020
12:35 PM: Absolutely terrifying. We’re praying for you, Ryquell.
Adam Schefter reports on Countdown that Jags RB Ryquell Armstead is now going to be miss the season due to COVID-19 complications. Has been hospitalized twice.— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) October 25, 2020
6:03 AM: Oh dear. Is Mike Glennon going to see the field today? What about Jake Luton? There is no joy in Mudville.
The end of Minshew Mania? #Jaguars could bench starting QB Gardner Minshew today if his struggles continue.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2020
My story: https://t.co/7VjIB1tQWe
6:00 AM: The injury report from Friday is... not encouraging. Myles Jack is out. Jarrod Wilson is out. Tyler Eifert is out. If this team is going to win, it’s going to be with backups.
#Jaguars vs. #Chargers injury report:— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 23, 2020
Oh dear. pic.twitter.com/PqqiDoN4O3