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Recap: Chargers Lose in Overtime, 20-17

The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 20-17 in overtime Sunday at EverBank Field.

Philip Rivers surpassed 4,000 completions for his career, but was ultimately intercepted by cornerback A.J. Bouye in overtime. Four plays later, former Chargers kicker Josh Lambo made the 30-yard, game-winning field goal. 

The Chargers held rookie running back Leonard Fournette to just 33 yards on 17 carries. The biggest play allowed on the ground came on a fake punt late in the first quarter when running back Corey Grant took the direct snap 56 yards for a touchdown. Lambo's extra-point attempt was blocked to make it 6-0 Jaguars.

After five consecutive punts, the Chargers' offense struck on their final drive of the half. Rivers found running back Austin Ekeler, who tightroped the sidelines for a 28-yard touchdown reception. Nick Novak's extra point gave the Chargers a 7-6 lead at halftime.

Rivers and Ekeler stayed hot to start the second half. After the Chargers' defense forced a three-and-out on Jacksonville's opening possession, the duo hooked up for a 22-yard touchdown reception — their second of the game — to increase the lead to 14-6 after a Novak extra point.

Jacksonville responded later in the third quarter with an 11-play, 84-yard drive that ended with a six-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Blake Bortles to wide receiver Marqise Lee. Bortles also found Lee for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 14-14.

With 10:38 remaining in the game, Novak broke the tie with a 50-yard field goal. Lambo tied the score again with five seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Safety Tre Boston intercepted Bortles twice in the fourth quarter. Rivers finished the game 21-of-37 for 235 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Ekeler had 119 total yards and two touchdowns.


A Rivers completion at the end of the third quarter gave him 4,000 for his career. Earlier in the second quarter, Rivers eclipsed Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon (3,988) for eighth all-time in completions.


The Chargers (3-6) are back at StubHub Center in Week 11 to take on the Buffalo Bills (5-4). Kickoff is Sunday, Nov. 19th at 1:05 p.m. Pacific on FOX.

The Bolts take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a post-bye week matchup. 

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