Monday, December 18, 2017
Sports

Chargers 31, Jaguars 25

Chargers end skid in familiar spot

JACKSONVILLE — San Diego sure knows how to end a six-game losing streak. Just travel 2,000 miles to Jacksonville.

Philip Rivers threw for four touchdowns, two to Antonio Gates, and the Chargers beat the Jaguars for their first win in nearly two months. Rivers and the Chargers also ended a six-game skid in the River City in 2011.

"This was long overdue," Rivers said. "It feels good. We leaned on each other a lot today. By no means does 3-8 sound wonderful, but winning today sure does."

Rivers passed Joe Montana (273) and tied Vinny Testaverde (275) for 11th on the NFL's all-time passing touchdown list.

"You think about all the guys that protected you over the years, all the guys that made catches," Rivers said. "It's definitely a collective kind of milestone."

Jacksonville had some red-zone troubles, scoring just once in four trips inside the 20-yard line.

Two of those drives ended with field goals after former UCF standout Blake Bortles scrambled on third down and threw passes beyond the line of scrimmage.

"That's kind of stupid," Bortles said. "I don't know from a coach's perspective what you tell a guy that does that, 'Quit being an idiot?' I don't know. I've never done that in my life, and I did it twice today. … Bad plays, tough ones to live with."

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