Week 7: San Diego Chargers 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 6- Post Game Thoughts

Philip Rivers is a beast.  He leads the NFL in completion percentage (min. of 200 pass attempts) and is second in the league with 15 touchdown throws, while only throwing 5 interceptions (only two coming outside of the Oakland game).  In this game he threw for 285 yards and a touchdown while hitting 22 out of his 26 passes.  Besides his impressive performance, Ryan Mathews deserves some credit for this dominant win.  The San Diego running back went over 100 yards (110) with a touchdown on 21 carries.  Danny Woodhead also added a touchdown on the ground as the Chargers simply picked up where they left off last week against the Colts.  San Diego boasts the #5 offense in the league and they have the ability to move the ball with great ease; it’s fun to watch.  On the other sideline, the Jaguars are the polar opposite.  They do struggle to move the ball.  On the season they have 30 three and outs and lead the league in three and out percentage (35.29%).  Justin Blackmon had been the best weapon for the Jags on offense, but he was held in check in this game (6 grabs for 58 yards).  Mike Brown was actually the leading receiver for Jacksonville (5 catches for 120 yards).  The Jaguars only ran the ball with their backs 13 times; that is not the balance that this team should be looking for.  Chad Henne did throw for over 300 yards for the second straight week, but the team managed only six points.  Going 3/11 on third down and 1/3 on fourth down was probably the biggest reason why the team was held to less than ten points for the third time this season.  In a league dominated by offense, it is awfully tough to win when you don’t score points.  That is why the Jaguars are now 0-7 on the season.

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