The Jacksonville Jaguars are traveling to play the Los Angeles Chargers their Week 3 trip across the country to try and break the West Coast curse. Kickoff is Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. ET at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
It’s an interesting game for sure seeing as how Justin Herbert is a game-time decision on whether he’ll play or not, in addition to starting center Corey Linsley and cornerback J.C. Jackson both listed as doubtful and unlikely to play. Not only that, but wide receiver Keenan Allen may be out as well.
It could be one of those early season games the Jaguars probably shouldn’t win, but can potentially steal.
Ready... set... let’s go!
It’s live blog time...
7:04 PM: Game over. Jaguars dominated. Get rid of the pinned tweet, Alfie.
The Jaguars are bad until they aren't.— Alfie (@AlfieBCC) February 16, 2017
7:02 PM: Bro, now they’re talking about the impending hurricane. You gotta be kidding me.
7:00 PM: The CBS announcers are asking each other who the Jaguars play next week because we do not matter and I am CACKLING.
6:49 PM: This throw and catch to Marvin Jones, Jr. is a thing of beauty.
Trevor ➕ Marvin = ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VD49jvH6IU— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 25, 2022
6:42 PM: Travis Etienne fulfilling the power back role in the fourth quarter we all envisioned.
6:36 PM: I don’t know what Doug Pederson saw this week to go all-in with Zay Jones today, but I’m very happy he did.
6:32 PM: Did CBS really just say we should be impressed with Justin Herbert?
6:31 PM: Trevor Lawrence to Christian Kirk on a great play design to go up 31-10 after the two-point conversion is good to Evan Engram.
Captain Kirk— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 25, 2022
(His contract may seem like a value deal by season’s end.) pic.twitter.com/n3Hv3g1Y35
6:04 PM: Pure, unadulterated alpha shit on this James Robinson touchdown. Look at the offensive line seal the edge.
6:02 PM: DOUG PEDERSON IS YOUR NEW FOURTH DOWN ANALYTICS KING AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU NERDS CAN DO ABOUT IT.
5:56 PM: Chargers come out on the first drive of the second half guns blazing. Holding them to a field goal is a win, tbph. In years past, the first drive of the second half is an automatic touchdown.
5:35 PM: Jaguars take a knee to go into halftime up 16-7 against the Chargers. I do not know what to do with my hands.
5:04 PM: This Trevor Lawrence to Zay Jones touchdown is art.
This Trevor ➡️ Zay touchdown is art. pic.twitter.com/vRt8aL4uVI— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 25, 2022
5:00 PM: DAWUANE SMOOT GANG LET’S GO
4:45 PM: The Jaguars are up 3-0 in the second quarter of a West Coast road game. In related news, has anyone checked the temperature of Hell recently?
4:36 PM: Having an adult human as your team’s head coach. 10/10 would recommend.
4:34 PM: That’s great pocket presence by Trevor Lawrence on that first down conversion. Felt Joey Bosa’s presence, started moving to the right, found James Robinson past the sticks.
4:10 PM: Jaguars fail to convert on third and fourth downs. Both passes too high. Trevor has to make those throws, but the one on fourth down was at least a little more catchable.
4:07 PM: Not Jaguars. But we love to see some LITERAL ASS KICKING.
4:00 PM: Chargers won the toss and opted to defer. Jacksonville will get the ball first. LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
3:49 PM: Never mind. Justin Herbert is sad.
Chargers starting lineup announced in the stadium, including Herbert: pic.twitter.com/BS7fXR0dP7— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 25, 2022
2:35 PM: Inactives for the Jaguars today. Not very much in the way of surprises or impactful players missing today’s game—except cornerback Shaq Griffin, of course.
1:55 PM: JUSTIN HERBERT NOT ANNOUNCED AS STARTER THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Chase Daniel was just announced as the starting QB on the video board at SoFi during game presentation dress rehearsal.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) September 25, 2022
9:15 AM: A little more context on Justin Herbert. Regardless of him playing or not today, the fact that he’s a game time decision after that rib injury is a heck of a testament to him. (Not sarcasm.)
From @NFLGameDay: #Chargers QB Justin Herbert is pushing to play, with a throwing session on Saturday providing a glimmer of hope; Meanwhile, #Ravens RB JK Dobbins is making his debut today. pic.twitter.com/cvbytSG5sk— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 25, 2022
9:01 AM: Here’s your TV coverage map for CBS. Are you in the yellow?
8:00 AM: With tight end Donald Parham out for today’s game, backup Richard Rogers will be on the sidelines. Minimal impact, but it shows just how far-reaching the Chargers’ injury problems are headed into today’s game.
3:54 AM: This is the pregame decision that will have the most impact on the game’s outcome. If Justin Herbert plays, the Jaguars’ chances of winning are likely out of grasp. If he doesn’t, and backup Chase Daniel plays, the opportunity becomes a lot more plausible. We won’t know until 90 minutes before kickoff. Stay tuned, y’all.