The Los Angeles Chargers’ season ended in abysmal fashion on Saturday in the AFC wildcard round, losing 31-30 after the Jacksonville Jaguars posted the third-greatest comeback in franchise history. playoffs.
Blasting one of the biggest playoff leads wasn’t the Chargers’ only unfortunate story on Saturday.
The Chargers became the first team in NFL history to lose a playoff game by winning the turnover battle by five or more.
The Chargers held a 27-0 lead with less than two minutes left in the first half, but Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence turned around an ugly first half to help lead the incredible comeback .
After throwing four interceptions in the first half, including three to Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., Lawrence victimized the Chargers in the second half.
After going 10 of 24 for 77 yards with a touchdown and four picks in the first half, Lawrence was nearly perfect in the third and fourth quarters, going 18 of 23 for 211 yards and three touchdowns.
According to StatMuseLawrence is just the second quarterback, joining former Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger, to throw for four touchdowns and four interceptions in a playoff game.
The Chargers join a group of infamous teams that have squandered huge playoff leads.
Only the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 (28 points) and the Houston Oilers in 1992 (32 points) took a larger playoff lead.