Jacksonville, Florida. – The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, January 14 at 8:15 p.m. at Tia Bank Field in a game of the AFC Wild Card Round.
It comes after the Jaguars’ massive victory over the Titans on Saturday took them to the AFC South title for the first time since 2017 – and fans are still celebrating the day after.
Jaguars analyst Frank Frangie said during Saturday’s game that the defensive and special teams were exceptional. Now the team needs to hold its own.
Going into Sunday, there were only two possible Jaguars games next week — both of which would be the second game the Jaguars have won during the regular season: the Ravens and Chargers. The Ravens needed a win to earn the No. 5 seed.
They lost that 27-16 loss to the Bengals on Sunday at the Chargers for the fifth seed. That means Los Angeles will take on the cross country trip to take on the fourth-ranked Jaguars on Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
Frangie also said that aside from Trevor Lawrence, a lot of players have figured in making the team a success.
“I think Trevor has been a great offensive tackle. He’s got a great assist. Christian Kirk is the leader in that receiving room. He was so good. Evan Ingram had his best year as a pro. Zee Jones. I think all three receivers were really good, plus To Travis Etienne”. I think the running back, defensively, has really stepped up. Foy, the middle linebacker, was very good. It is an intervention machine. I think he is the best striker in the league. The best midfielder in the league. He deserved to go to the Pro Bowl, and Rayshawn Jenkins, the safety, had his best year.”
The Jaguars made the trip to the West Coast earlier this year and it went really well for them. They beat the Chargers 38-10, part of a 2-1 start to the season, a start that raised expectations for fans.. Jacksonville was only 3-15 all-time in Pacific Division going into that game. This will be a matchup between two of the NFL’s rising quarterbacks – Justin Herbert and Trevor Lawrence.
The winner of Saturday’s game will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round.
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