Herbert leads Chargers to 39-29 victory over Jaguars

Justin Herbert were given his first NFL win, throwing for 347 yards and 3 touchdowns in addition to operating for a rating because the Los Angeles Chargers snapped a four-game shedding streak with a 39-29 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Herbert, the 6th general select in April’s draft, finished 27 of 43 passes. He additionally rushed for 66 yards, a single-game top for a Chargers QB.

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Herbert joined Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow as the one rookie quarterbacks in NFL historical past with 300 yards, a minimum of 3 passing TDs, and one speeding in a sport. Burrow did that previous Sunday within the Bengals’ 37-34 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Extra importantly for Herbert, used to be that first win as an NFL beginning quarterback regardless of Los Angeles blowing any other huge lead.

Jacksonville (1-6) tied an NFL report through permitting 30 or extra issues in six consecutive video games.

The Chargers jumped to a 16-Zero second-quarter lead however squandered a double-digit benefit for the fourth time in 5 video games. Jacksonville scored 21 directly issues to head up through 5 early within the 3rd quarter.

Jacksonville used to be forward 29-22 past due within the 3rd quarter when Los Angeles regained keep watch over. Herbert attached with Jalen Guyton for a 70-yard landing up the suitable sideline to tie it. 4 performs after Tevaughn Campbell compelled Dede Westbrook’s fumble the following kickoff — Troymaine Pope recovered on the Jaguars 19 — Herbert scrambled round proper finish from five yards to place the Chargers in entrance 36-29.

Tight ends Donald Parham and Virgil Inexperienced additionally stuck touchdowns for the Chargers, whilst Keenan Allen had 10 receptions for 125 yards.

James Robinson led Jacksonville with 119 speeding yards on 22 carries and a landing. Gardner Minshew finished 14 of 27 throws for 173 yards and a couple of TDs.

The Jaguars didn’t get their preliminary first down till just about 20 mins in, however trailed through most effective 16-14 at halftime. Robinson put Jacksonville at the board with a Four-yard run after which stuck a Nine-yard display screen go TD with 11 seconds left within the part.

Jacksonville went up 21-16 when Daniel Thomas blocked Ty Lengthy’s punt and returned it 16 yards for a landing.

Inexperienced put LA again on best 22-21 with a 26-yard reception within the left nook of the tip zone, however the 2-point conversion failed. The Jaguars responded when Chris Conley drew unmarried protection from Michael Davis and hauled in a 28-yard TD go. Ben Ellefson stuck the 2-point conversion to place the Jaguars up 29-22.

Los Angeles as soon as once more were given off to a quick get started. After Michael Badgley’s 35-yard box objective at the opening pressure, rookie Joe Reed scored his first NFL landing on a 7-yard jet sweep round proper finish. It used to be the Chargers’ first speeding landing since Herbert in Week 2 towards Kansas Town. Badgley overlooked the additional level.

Parham was the primary Chargers participant in 42 years to get touchdowns on each and every of his first two NFL catches when he drew unmarried protection for a 22-yard go from Herbert.

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INJURIES

Jaguars: CB Sidney Jones left throughout the primary part with a again harm and didn’t go back. … WR Dede Westbrook suffered a knee harm on a kickoff go back past due within the 3rd quarter and used to be carted off. … LB Dakota Allen didn’t go back after an ankle harm within the first quarter.

Chargers: TE Inexperienced suffered an ankle harm after his landing and didn’t go back. … RG Ryan Groy had a biceps harm within the fourth quarter and didn’t go back.

UP NEXT

Jaguars: A bye earlier than internet hosting the Texans on Nov. eight. Houston received the primary assembly 30-14 on Oct. 11.

Chargers: shuttle to Denver subsequent Sunday.

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