Both the San Diego Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars were competitive in Week 1, but both teams also came out with a loss. Now Jacksonville will hit the road to face the Chargers, and barring a surprising tie, one of these two teams will earn their first win on Sunday.
The game will be played in the afternoon, with a start time of 4:25 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on CBS, with an online stream available only if you subscribe to Sunday Ticket online.
Philip Rivers and the Chargers built a commanding lead over the rival Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, leading by three scores at one point. But the Chargers faded as the game went on, giving up 17 points in the fourth quarter and allowing the Chiefs to force overtime. There, Kansas City scored a touchdown for the 33-27 win.
Rivers threw for 243 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.
One thing to keep an eye on is offensive guard Orlando Franklin for the Chargers. Franklin is one of the team’s best linemen and he was a surprise addition to the injury report on Saturday. He’s dealing with a neck injury and his status for the game was listed as questionable.
If he can’t go, it would be a big blow to Rivers and the Chargers as a whole. Rivers was sacked just one time in the team’s opener.
Jacksonville came very close to beating the Green Bay Packers, losing by just four points in Week 1. Blake Bortles threw for 320 yards and a touchdown, but he also had an interception. The Jacksonville defense was not able to create needed turnovers and stop the Packers, as Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and no picks.
Bortles did have an interception, and worse, he got almost no help from the running game. T.J. Yeldon had a touchdown, but also a 1.9 yards-per-carry average. He compiled just 39 yards on 21 carries and the Jaguars ran for 48 yards as a team on the day.
Rivers has enjoyed some of his best games against the Jaguars over the years. Rivers is 5-1 against the Jaguars, with 15 touchdowns against just four interceptions in the head-to-head. He has a passer rating of 116.3 against the Jaguars.
But the Jaguars do look improved on the defensive side of the ball, and they held Rodgers to just 199 yards passing. Defensively, the Chargers will be without first-round pick Joey Bosa once again. Bosa has not played in a regular season game yet due to the injury, and missed valuable training camp and preseason time due to a contract holdout.
As noted above, Sunday’s game is set for 4:25 p.m. It will be broadcast on CBS with Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta and Scott Kaplan on commentary. Kaplan will actually be the sideline reporter. Below is all the information you need to watch Sunday’s action.
How to Watch Jaguars vs. Chargers on Sunday
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.
Announcers: Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta, Scott Kaplan
Online Streaming: Sunday Ticket