Chargers vs. Jaguars: Takeaways from Jacksonville's 24-6 Loss to San Diego

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Chargers vs. Jaguars: Takeaways from Jacksonville's 24-6 Loss to San Diego
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Many, including me, thought this week's San Diego Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game was winnable for Jacksonville. The Chargers were coming off a short week after playing on Monday Night Football, and they were a West Coast team flying east for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

The game didn't play out as I expected, with the Jaguars suffering a 24-6 loss at home. Jacksonville's offense was sloppy, and its defense was just as bad. The Jaguars allowed the Chargers to pile up 434 yards of total offense, and San Diego handily won the time-of-possession battle 37:30 to 22:30.

It's tough to win when your opponent doesn't turn the ball over and wins the time-of-possession battle by 15 minutes. Jacksonville moved to 0-7 with a "home" game against the San Francisco 49ers in London next on the schedule, followed by a much-needed bye week.

This week's performance was a huge step backward for Jacksonville after competing hard against the Denver Broncos on the road last week. Let's take a look at what we can take away from Jacksonville's poor showing against the Chargers.

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