Trevor Lawrence cannot lie: The Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t a primary half group, a minimum of not towards the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Chargers put up 27 unanswered factors towards the Jaguars within the first half-hour of their wild-card matchup on Saturday. In the primary half, Lawrence threw 4 interceptions and the Jaguars gave up 5 turnovers. The final time a group turned the ball over 5 instances within the first half of a playoff recreation was within the 1999 divisional playoffs, when the Miami Dolphins did towards the Jaguars on the identical discipline.
Lawrence described the 31-30 victory utilizing a preferred reference to a highschool soccer participant in a 2014 postgame interview after his group mounted an enormous comeback within the second half to, additionally, win by one.
Lawrence tweeted a photograph of the highschool participant along with his well-known saying, “They had us in the first half, not gonna lie.”
It was a fairly correct description of the third-largest comeback in NFL playoff historical past.
Even within the second half, the Chargers held a lead on each offensive play and nonetheless misplaced.
Lawrence threw landing passes on 4 consecutive drives — and ran for a two-level conversion — to chop the Chargers’ result in 30-28 with 5:25 to play. He then led the Jaguars on a ten-play, 68-yard drive that noticed Riley Patterson kick the sport-profitable 36-yard discipline objective as time ran out.
“I knew it was going to take a lot to turn it around,” Lawrence mentioned within the postgame press convention. “I told the guys there’s no 27-point plays. It’s going to be one play at a time and that’s what it took. One play at a time all the way down the field, again and again and again.”
The Jaguars gained their first playoff recreation since 2017. They play within the AFC divisional spherical subsequent weekend.