It was a tale of two halves for Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars in their Super Wild Card Weekend matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. Things could not have started worse for the Jaguars as they went down 27-0 in the first half before a late touchdown drive began the turnaround.
A big reason that the Jaguars were in that hole was the underwhelming play by Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence threw an interception on four out of the team’s first six possessions of the game, setting the Chargers up with prime field position on multiple occasions.
Turnovers were an issue for Jacksonville throughout the first half. In addition to the interceptions, one of JK Scott’s punts hit a Jaguars player in the head as he was running downfield to block for his teammate. That was the fifth and final turnover before the Jaguars turned things around.
The final drive of the first half was when momentum began to change. Jacksonville’s defense showed signs of life and the offense took advantage. They went 53 yards in 1:25 for their first score of the game, a touchdown by Evan Engram from Trevor Lawrence.
That score started an improbable run for Jacksonville, as they turned things all the way around. After getting outscored 27-0 to start the game, they finished the game on a 31-3 run to complete the comeback and win the game 31-30. Riley Patterson knocked through a 36-yard field goal to win the game at the buzzer.
Given how poorly things started for Trevor Lawrence, he never got down on himself and stayed with it. He turned things around, finishing the game with four touchdowns to match his four interceptions. According to StatMuse, he joins Ben Roethlisberger as the only other quarterback with four touchdowns and four interceptions in the same game.
The turnaround was an impressive one, showing just how much perseverance the Jaguars and Trevor Lawrence have. If they want to continue their playoff run, they are going to have to play a cleaner game than they did against the Chargers.
Settling for field goals under 25 yards is an underscored reason that the Jaguars and Trevor Lawrence were even in a position to come back at the end of the game. The Kansas City Chiefs certainly wouldn’t let them off the hook in the fashion that Los Angeles did.