The Jaguars enter their week 10 matchup winners of two straight games and three of their last four. The Chargers have also won three of their last four ball games after starting out the season 0-4.
The Chargers have beaten the Jaguars six straight times (four years in a row) by an average score of 34-14, but this is a new Jaguars defense and the most dominant rushing attack in football.
Speaking of rushing attacks the Chargers are giving up over 130 yards per game on the ground, the second worst mark in the NFL.
The Jaguars have three starting offensive lineman listed as questionable in this one. RG AJ Cann has a triceps injury, while LG Patrick Omameh and RT Jermey Parnell are battling knee injuries. The Jaguars have proven they can be successful shuffling lineman around but this week they face one of the best pass rush combos in football - Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.
The Jaguars will be without WR Dede Westbrook again. The team didn't activate him by the 4pm deadline Saturday, which means he'll have another week to get up to speed.
That also means WR Marqise Lee, who is questionable with a knee injury, is almost a lock to play. He's been playing despite being listed as questionable pretty much all season.
The Chargers passing offense is as potent as they come, but the Jaguars pass defense should be up to the task. The entire Jaguars defense is healthy for this one.
While the Chargers have a fantastic aerial attack, their ground game has been one of the worst in football averaging less than 90 yards per game rushing. Melvin Gordon is an explosive back, but has lacked consistent production to this point in the season.
The lack of a running game can be blamed, in large part, on the offensive line - injuries and inconsistent run blocking has hung Melvin Gordon out to dry.
The Chargers offensive line, despite playing inconsistent football, has surrendered just 11 sacks on the season - mostly due to Philip Rivers ability to get the ball out of his hands with extreme haste.
Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo faces his former team - the Chargers cut Lambo during preseason.
Hays Pullard is the starting middle linebacker for the Chargers. He was cut by the Jaguars just at final cuts this preseason.
Gus Bradley returns to town as the Chargers defensive coordinator. The former Jaguars head coach led the team to just 14 wins during his nearly four seasons in Jacksonville
The Jaguars need to win this one to, at the very least, stay tied for first place in the AFC South. If the Jaguars win this and the Titans fall victim to an upset against the Bengals then the Jaguars will have sole possession of first place in their division.
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