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Chargers vs. Jaguars: Justin Herbert scores first NFL win as Chargers top Jaguars

Justin Herbert got his first NFL win, tossing for 347 yards and three scores just as running for a score as the Los Angeles Chargers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 39-29 triumph over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Herbert, the 6th by and large pick in April’s draft, finished 27 of 43 passes. He likewise scrambled for 66 yards, a solitary game high for a Chargers QB.

Herbert joined Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow as the main youngster quarterbacks in NFL history with 300 yards, at any rate three passing TDs, and one surging in a game. Tunnel did that prior Sunday in the Bengals’ 37-34 misfortune to the Cleveland Browns.

All the more significantly for Herbert, was that first success as a NFL beginning quarterback in spite of Los Angeles blowing another huge lead.

Jacksonville (1-6) tied a NFL record by permitting at least 30 focuses in six continuous games.

The Chargers bounced to a 16-0 second-quarter lead however wasted a twofold digit advantage for the fourth time in five games. Jacksonville scored 21 straight focuses to go up by five from the get-go in the second from last quarter.

Jacksonville was ahead 29-22 late in the second from last quarter when Los Angeles recaptured control. Herbert associated with Jalen Guyton for a 70-yard score up the correct sideline to tie it. Four plays after Tevaughn Campbell constrained Dede Westbrook’s bumble the resulting the opening shot – Troymaine Pope recouped at the Jaguars 19 – Herbert mixed around right end from 5 yards to place the Chargers in front 36-29.

Tight closures Donald Parham and Virgil Green likewise got scores for the Chargers, while Keenan Allen had 10 gatherings for 125 yards.

James Robinson drove Jacksonville with 119 hurrying yards on 22 conveys and a score. Gardner Minshew finished 14 of 27 tosses for 173 yards and a couple of TDs.

The Jaguars didn’t get their underlying first down until almost 20 minutes in, however followed by just 16-14 at halftime. Robinson put Jacksonville on the board with a 4-yard run and afterward got a 9-yard screen pass TD with 11 seconds left in the half.

Jacksonville went up 21-16 when Daniel Thomas hindered Ty Long’s punt and returned it 16 yards for a score.

Green set LA back on top 22-21 with a 26-yard gathering in the left corner of the end zone, however the 2-point change fizzled. The Jaguars replied when Chris Conley drew single inclusion from Michael Davis and pulled in a 28-yard TD pass. Ben Ellefson got the 2-direct change toward put the Jaguars up 29-22.

Los Angeles indeed got off to a quick beginning. After Michael Badgley’s 35-yard field objective on the initial drive, freshman Joe Reed scored his first NFL score on a 7-yard stream clear around right end. It was the Chargers’ first hurrying score since Herbert in Week 2 against Kansas City. Badgley missed the additional point.

Parham turned into the first Chargers major part in quite a while to get scores on every one of his initial two NFL gets when he drew single inclusion for a 22-yard pass from Herbert.

INJURIES

Jaguars: CB Sidney Jones left during the main half with a back physical issue and didn’t return. … WR Dede Westbrook endured a knee injury on an opening shot return late in the second from last quarter and was hauled away. … LB Dakota Allen didn’t return after a lower leg injury in the main quarter.

Chargers: TE Green endured a lower leg injury after his score and didn’t return. … RG Ryan Groy had a biceps injury in the final quarter and didn’t return.

UP NEXT

Jaguars: A bye before facilitating the Texans on Nov. 8. Houston won the principal meeting 30-14 on Oct. 11.

Chargers: travel to Denver next Sunday.