Chargers take trip; Jaguars take nap
JACKSONVILLE — Short week. Cross-country flight. Early start. Bye week looming.
The Chargers had plenty of reasons to come out flat but still won comfortably against what is shaping up as one of the worst teams in NFL history.
Philip Rivers threw for 285 yards and a touchdown, and Ryan Mathews ran for 110 yards and a score as San Diego kept the Jaguars winless.
Jacksonville has lost each of its seven games by double digits, the first team since the 1984 Houston Oilers to do that. Those Oilers lost their first 10 by at least 10 points.
"We didn't have any enthusiasm," Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III said. "It's a bad day. Nobody's going to feel sorry for us. We can't feel sorry for us."
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley shouldered the blame for not having his team ready. San Diego, meanwhile, has consecutive wins for the first time this season.
"We're starting to build somewhat of an identity, a little bit of an attitude," Rivers said.