Chargers vs. Jaguars final score, results: Jags complete epic comeback with walk-off FG to stun LA

With just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter Saturday night, there was a shift in the air in Jacksonville.

That was when the Jaguars capped a 14-play, 89-yard drive with a Trevor Lawrence touchdown pass to Marvin Jones Jr. to cut their deficit vs. the Chargers to 27-14. It made a win for the home team feel possible for the first time. The Jaguars had trailed 27-0 late in the first half, but a TD after the two-minute warning gave Jacksonville renewed vigor heading into the locker room.

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Fast forward to the end of regulation. The Jaguars’ Riley Patterson kicked a game-winning, walk-off 36-yard field goal to snatch a 31-30 victory on Super Wild Card Weekend. The kick sent Los Angeles home stunned. Hope paid for a Jacksonville team that has been riding on it all season.

That hope wasn’t easy to come by. The Jaguars turned the ball over five times in the first half, four of them Lawrence interceptions. It looked as if the game was going to be a write-off for the second-year QB, a learning experience in his playoff debut. He turned around and threw four touchdown passes, becoming the second QB in NFL history to have four touchdowns and four picks in a playoff game.

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Doug Pederson also cemented his reputation as one of the NFL’s most entertaining gamblers. Jacksonville’s coach went for two late in the game, and Lawrence’s sneak cut the cap to 30-28, putting the Jaguars a field goal away from a win. Later, on a fourth-and-1, he called a wide sweep by Travis Etienne out of a clear QB sneak formation. The conversion put the Jaguars in position to win the game.

It was a storybook ending for Jacksonville, and utter heartbreak for a Los Angeles team that is all too familiar with this postseason feeling. The Chargers allowed the third-biggest comeback in NFL postseason history, the most recent in a string of playoff heartbreaks.

The Jaguars advanced to the divisional round for the first time since 2017. They’ll watch Sunday to see who they’ll face.

The Sporting News provided live scoring updates and highlights for Chargers vs. Jaguars on Saturday night. Catch up on all the action from the AFC wild-card playoff game in Jacksonville.

Chargers vs. Jaguars score

  1 2 3 4 F
Chargers 17 10 0 3 30
Jaguars 0 7 13 11 31

Chargers vs. Jaguars live updates, highlights from NFL wild-card game

(All times Eastern)

Fourth quarter

11:30 p.m. — The Jaguars win! It eked inside of the playbook. The Chargers were offside, and the Jaguars decline. Just an incredible comeback. Jaguars 31, Chargers 30.

11:27 p.m. — On an incredible call, the Jaguars forgo the sneak for a split-I call to Etienne. The Jaguars will line up for a potential game-winner.

11:25 p.m. — Biggest play of the game. 1:28, fourth-and-1, and the Jaguars take a timeout. This could be the game.

11:22 p.m. — Lawrence is getting every break he didn’t get in the first half. He throws a contested ball to Kirk that is caught on the sideline before hitting Jones heading into the two-minute warning. Outside of that, it will be at the Chargers 45-yard line after the warning.

11:21 p.m. — After a tough first half, Kirk has really shined here in the second half. Lawrence hit him on second down to get to the 33-yard line, and now this drive is real. He runs out of bounds at the 40. The energy at TIAA is palpable.

11:19 p.m. — The Chargers go three-and-out on that drive after a sack put them way behind the stick. Scott punts it down to the Jaguars 21-yard line. So with 3:09 left, Jaguars are a field goal away from a miracle.

11:13 p.m. — Bosa gets hit with unsportsmanlike conduct there, but he isn’t thrown out. He was calling for a false start. The Jaguars, meanwhile, log up to go for two and they get it following the penalty! Lawrence just jumped and extended, and it’s now a two-point game. Chargers 30, Jaguars 28. 5:25 left.

11:12 p.m. — After that incompletion, Lawrence finds Christian Kirk in the end zone to make it a one-possession game! Kirk ran a flag route and the Jaguars capitalized in a big way. Just unbelievable grit shown by this Jaguars team.

11:10 p.m. — Who knows how much of Lawrence’s first half can be ascribed to nerves, but he has been unbelievable since. He finds Kirk and Engram on back-to-back plays to make it first-and-goal from the Chargers nine. And incompletion to Engram later and it’s second down. Massive series, as a field goal would make it one possession but it feels like settling could be massively detrimental.

11:09 p.m. — That call stands after the challenge, and Lawrence on the ensuing play finds Kirk across midfield for a first down. Jaguars will be picking it up now. They have all three timeouts with 6:45 left.

11:05 p.m. — Lawrence hit Zay Jones on the outside shoulder, and Jones made a terrific catch. The Chargers have thrown the challenge flag, but it’s hard to imagine this one being overturned.

11:03 p.m. — Lawrence appears to have hurt his hand a bit following a sack, but the Jaguars do catch a break on the following play with a pass interference call and it’ll be first down for Jacksonville.

11 p.m. — Dicker misses from 40 wide left with some spin, and the Jaguars stay down 10. Huge turn of events there.

10:58 p.m. — The Chargers are turning to the running game now, barreling ahead for chunk yards. On third down Herbert throws incomplete, and the Jaguars defense should force a field goal attempt and keep it a two-possession game.

10:55 p.m. — The Chargers get hit with an ineligible man downfield, and following an incompletion, they gain 11 yards to McKitty. They then convert on third down. The clock is very much working against Jacksonville.

10:50 p.m. — On third down following, Herbert scrambles for a huge gain into Jaguars territory. Savvy play there by Herbert, as he likes to run sparingly.

10:49 p.m. — Just about the worst penalty imaginable on the Jaguars. Following a massive sack on second down, the Jaguars defense gets called for a roughing the passer on a dead play, and the Chargers get new life. Horrendous penalty for the Jaguars defense.

Third quarter

10:43 p.m. — The Jaguars stack up the Chargers on the stretch run, and the Chargers will let the game clock run to triple zeroes going into the fourth quarter. Huge quarter for the Jaguars as we head into the final stretch of game.

10:38 p.m. — A pass into blown coverage over the middle of the field to Zay Jones gives the Jaguars a 39-yard touchdown! Easy throw for Lawrence, and they line up to go for two and make it an eight-point game. Out of the shotgun, the Jaguars miss to Zay Jones, and it will stay a 10-point game. Big stop there by the Chargers. Chargers 30, Jaguars 20.

10:37 p.m. — The Jaguars are running with some tempo here, with it being a 16-point game and the quarter winding down. With a few Etienne runs and a Marvin Jones buttonhook, they’re at the Chargers 38-yard line behind the RPO.

10:36 p.m. — One area the Jaguars haven’t been terrible: The kick return game. Jamal Agnew takes this one to the 32-yard line.

10:34 p.m. — Dicker boots a 50-yard kick through to extend the lead after the Jaguars defense makes a stand. Chargers 30, Jaguars 14.

10:31 p.m. — Jaguars missed a challenge opportunity there, as Everett had a pretty catch drop to the turf. Chargers hurried to the line and successfully ran a play, and Everett follows up with a big run into Jaguar territory. The Jaguars need to, if nothing else, keep this a two-possession game on this drive.

10:25 p.m. — Terrible penalty to take here from the Jaguars, as they get hit with a delay of game from the 1-yard line. Even if that play had gone off, the timing was messed up with Engram in motion. The Jaguars, however, turn around and score with a TD pass to Marvin Jones Jr., who has been quiet in this one. Great turnaround, and the Jaguars convert a HUGE drive into six points. That was 14 plays and 7:17 of clock. Chargers 27, Jaguars 14.

10:21 p.m. — More great coverage from Samuel downfield, as he gets one-on-one with Zay Jones in the end zone and keeps Jones away from the pass. It’s third-and-7 for the Jaguars, and a sack gets negated from Joey Bosa being in the neutral zone. The Jaguars convert on the ensuing play for another first down, and they’re knocking on the door.

10:19 p.m. — Following a few more completions, including a nine yard gain for Engram, the Jaguars find themselves up around midfield. They’re still pushing onward, and the Chargers appear to be giving up some ground in the flat after a hyper-aggressive first half.

10:14 p.m. — If there’s solace to be had here, it’s that Lawrence looks a bit more confident zipping the ball around. Those four interceptions loom large, but a string of completions on this drive does have the Jaguars moving.

10:11 p.m. — Following a failed screen attempt, the Chargers punt and the Jaguars take a fair catch inside their own 15. Big possession here for the Jaguars offense as they try to get back into the game.

10:09 p.m. — The Chargers have come out very aggressive here, passing multiple times on early downs. They now face another third-and-10 here, as the Jaguars look for a stop. They’re at the Jaguars 38-yard line.

10:08 p.m. — The Chargers convert on third down with a clear-out crossing route to Gerald Everett. The Jaguars jumped offsides on the play, and it’s first down L.A.

10:06 p.m. — The Chargers start with the ball here in the second half, and they immediately get into a third-and-9 situation. Jaguars need to do their jobs here on third down.

Halftime

9:53 p.m. — The Chargers played a terrific first half, but the story is just how bad the Jaguars have been. They’ve turned the ball over five times, four of them coming on Trevor Lawrence interceptions. They have just 3.3 yards per play. And they’re 0 of 7 on third down. Ultimately, if they’re going to come back, they just have to be better, no two ways about it. For the Chargers, Lawrence has completed 15 of 24 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. Austin Ekeler has a pair of TDs, and they started 5 of 7 of third down (but they did go 0 for 3 to end the half). If things are going to turn around, it has to start on the Chargers’ opening possession of the second half for Jacksonville.

Second quarter

9:51 p.m. — The Chargers take a knee to kill the clock and head to the locker room up 27-7. Almost a perfect first half for Los Angeles.

9:49 p.m. — The Jaguars finally get on the board after a beautiful pass from Lawrence to Evan Engram over the middle. Dotted it between three defenders on the in-and-up route, and the Jaguars close the gap, a tad. Chargers 27, Jaguars 7.

9:46 p.m. — On third-and-6, the Jaguars find Kirk over the middle and he was tackled well short. The Jaguars went for it on fourth down and did convert, however. But the Jaguars are 0 for 7 on third down.

9:43 p.m. — Another weird punt that looked like it could have been disastrous is returned to the Chargers 49-yard line. Jaguars will look to turn things around starting now heading into the half, but the Chargers will get the ball out of the break.

9:40 p.m. — Keenan Allen is such a difference maker. He has great hands and he showed them on that second-and-10 pass for nine yards. The Chargers will punt after a botched end around, but first we have the two-minute warning. 

9:37 p.m. — The Jaguars get into fourth-and-2 following a Kirk drop on a poor throw from Lawrence. Rather than going for it, Cooke punts and the Chargers will start from their own 18 with 3:11 left.

9:32 p.m. — This is now bound to come up. The biggest playoff comebacks in NFL history: Bills defeat Oilers after trailing by 32, 1993. Colts defeat Chiefs after trailing by 28, 2014. Patriots defeat Falcons after trailing by 25, 2017. So this isn’t insurmountable — But we’re approaching it.

9:31 p.m. — The Jaguars defense holds fast inside the 10, forcing a Chargers field goal attempt. Sometimes, all you can take is what you’re given. Chargers 27, Jaguars 0.

9:29 p.m. — Even when things go right, they go wrong. Following a punt forced by the Jaguars defense, Jacksonville muffs the punt as a player got hit on the helmet, and the Jaguars have it first and goal. Wildly unfortunate play for the Jaguars to top off an absolute debacle of a half.

9:21 p.m. — Yet ANOTHER interception for Samuel on a low pass to Engram. That’s THREE interceptions for Samuel in the first half, and four picks for Lawrence this half. It’s a disaster. No two ways about it.

9:20 p.m. — Jamal Agnew tries to give the Jaguars a boost there, with a good return up to midfield. Christian Kirk drops a pass over the middle following a hard hit, while Evan Engram can’t haul in the next pass. It’s another pivotal third down, as the Jaguars seek their first conversion.

9:18 p.m. — If you’re trying to figure out what stats tell the story of this game, well, pick one. The Chargers have 10 first downs to the Jaguars’ three, they’re 5 of 7 on third down vs. the 0 for 4 Jaguars, they have 163 yards up against 53, and they have three takeaways to zero for Jacksonville.

9:15 p.m. — After ending up in third-and-goal following an incompletion and a short gain, Herbert finds Everett over the middle for a touchdown to increase the lead. Chargers 24, Jaguars 0.

9:13 p.m. — The Chargers take what probably should have been a free play and pick up another 13 yards to Joshua Palmer on a comeback route down to the Jaguars 8. A false start brings it back to the 13-yard line, but it remains first-and-goal.

9:11 p.m. — It continues to go from bad to worse on third-and-11, as Herbert hits Keenan Allen in a soft spot of the zone for a big first down. L.A. is now at the Jaguars 24-yard line, as Jacksonville desperately searches for answers.

9:09 p.m. — Part of the Chargers’ early success: Through these first five possessions their average starting field position is the Jaguars 43-yard line. The Jags need to flip the field to have a chance here.

9:06 p.m. — Coming out of the first quarter, the Chargers pick up where they left off with a coverage sack on third down to force a punt. It goes out of bounds at the Chargers’ 38-yard line, so Los Angeles will take over already with a large lead.

First quarter

9 p.m. — No two ways about it, it’s been bad for Jacksonville. Lawrence is 4 of 13 passing with three interceptions to start, with just 30 yards. The goal now will be to recalibrate and start over heading into the second quarter. The Chargers have come out extremely aggressive, so the onus is on Jacksonville to flip the script.

8:57 p.m. — Ekeler again scores with ease for the Chargers on a first-and-goal, and things go from bad to worse for the Jaguars. It is dead quiet in Jacksonville, as the Chargers extend their lead with little resistance. Before the end of the first quarter, it is Chargers 17, Jaguars 0.

8:54 p.m. — The Jaguars thought they had a big gain on a pass interference down the right sideline, but the flag gets picked up. In a third-and-5, the Jaguars once again get picked off by Samuel, who jumped the route. Brutal first quarter here for Lawrence and Jacksonville.

8:51 p.m. — The Jaguars defense stepped up in a big way there with a three-and-out for the Chargers offense. Huge early possession to keep it a two-score game, and the Jaguars offense will start inside their own 20-yard line.

8:45 p.m. — The upback got blocked into Logan Cooke on the punt, affecting his kick. The ball lands around midfield, to once again give the Chargers good field position. Jacksonville is entering dangerous territory here early.

8:43 p.m. — Lawrence, of course, isn’t above scrutiny early here. But this Chargers defense is really flying around and attacking the short to intermediate passing game. The Jaguars have to find a way to open them up.

8:37 p.m. — Allen again catches a swing pass to the left to get to the 4-yard line, and a pair of incompletions forces the Chargers into fourth down. Dicker hits the chip shot field goal to increase the Chargers lead here in the first quarter, while the Jaguars offense seeks answers. Chargers 10, Jaguars 0.

8:35 p.m. — The Chargers are continuing to move the ball well, now at the Jaguars 10-yard line following a side-arm pass from Herbert to Allen. Rocket of a throw for an easy six yards on third-and-5.

8:32 p.m. — Doug Pederson is apparently displeased with the no-call on Samuel on that pick, as Samuel was draped on Zay Jones at the top of Jones’ route. Would have been a first down for the Jaguars.

8:29 p.m. — The Jaguars have continued to drive, now at the Chargers 34, and they went for it on fourth-and-7. Lawrence, however, gets picked off again — this time by Asante Samuel — trying to force it. The Chargers will once again start with good field position following a decision that will undoubtedly be scrutinized.

8:24 p.m. — Lawrence recovers nicely off the play action. He put a perfect throw to Evan Engram on a deep out route to get to Jacksonville’s own 41-yard line. Terrific pass by the QB.

8:19 p.m. — The Chargers capitalize in just two plays, with Austin Ekeler punching it in! Chargers take a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game, and the Jaguars have some ground to make up. Chargers 7, Jaguars 0.

8:18 p.m. — Well, grand opening grand closing. Lawrence’s pass gets double-tipped at the line of scrimmage, and Drue Tranquill comes down with an interception. The Chargers will start at the Jacksonville 19-yard line. Huge start for L.A.

8:17 p.m. — The Jaguars will start with the ball after Jamal Agnew’s return. Time to see what Trevor Lawrence has on a bigger stage.

8:10 p.m. — A look at the final injury reports for these two teams. Mike Williams OUT for the Chargers with a back injury.

7:50 p.m. — Welcome to the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend! The AFC South-winning Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers in a battle of two of the NFL’s QBs of the future. The temperature is in the high 30s to low 40s in Jacksonville tonight, with a humidity of around 50 percent.

Chargers vs. Jaguars start time 

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 14
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

Chargers vs. Jaguars game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET from TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

What channel is Chargers vs. Jaguars on today? 

  • TV channels: NBC
  • Live streams: Peacock, fuboTV

Chargers vs. Jaguars will be broadcast nationally on NBC, with Al Michaels (play-by-play) and Tony Dungy (analyst) on the call in the booth and Kaylee Hartung reporting from the sideline.

For those hoping to stream the matchup, NBC will carry the game on its streaming platform, Peacock. You can also stream NFL games live online with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

In Canada, viewers can watch Chargers vs. Jaguars with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

NFL playoff schedule 2023

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 14

Matchup Result TV Live stream Tickets
Seahawks at 49ers SF 41, SEA 23 Fox FoxSports.com, fuboTV Buy tickets
Chargers at Jaguars JAC 31, LAC 30 NBC Peacock, fuboTV Buy tickets

Sunday, Jan. 15

Monday, Jan. 16

Matchup Time (ET) TV Live stream Tickets
Cowboys at Buccaneers 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ABC ESPN+, fuboTV Buy tickets

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 21

Sunday, Jan. 22

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 29

Super Bowl 57

Sunday, Feb. 12

Matchup Time (ET) TV Live stream Tickets
Super Bowl 57 6:30 p.m. Fox FoxSports.com, fuboTV Buy tickets

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