NFL Week 3 Game Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on September 24, 2022
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After a Thursday night injury, Justin Herbert (ribs) is questionable to lead his Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) into battle against the visiting upstart Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1), who are coming off a big win against their divisional rival Colts. With Herbert in doubt to play, the Chargers are spread favorites, on the moneyline. Jaguars Chargers odds feature a total of .

Jaguars – Chargers Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

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Jaguars vs. Chargers Player Props

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Jaguars vs. Chargers Betting News & Angles

Jaguars vs. Chargers Injury Report

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS      
PlayerPositionInjuryWedThuFriGame Status
Shaquill GriffinCBHipLPQuestionable
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
PlayerPositionInjuryWedThuFriGame Status
Keenan AllenWRHamstringLPLPDNPQuestionable
Justin HerbertQBRibsLPLPDNPQuestionable
J.C. JacksonDBAnkleDNPDNPDNPDoubtful
Corey LinsleyCKneeDNPDNPDNPDoubtful
Donald ParhamTEHamstringLPLPLPQuestionable
Trey PipkinsOTFootLPLPFPQuestionable

Chargers offense vs. Jaguars defense

Chargers OStats (Rank)Jaguars D
24 (11)Points/Gm14 (5)
0.345 (14)Points/Play0.237 (5)
378 (10)Yards/Gm304 (8)
302.5 (4)Pass Yards/Gm234.5 (17)
75.5 (28)Rush Yards/Gm69.5 (3)
5.4 (15)Yards/Play5.2 (13)
7.5 (8)Yards/Pass6.6 (15)
2.7 (31)Yards/Rush3.4 (4)
36.67% (17)3rd Down %45% (21)
62.50% (14)Red Zone TD %50% (11)
1 (1)Turnovers6 (3)
2 (2)Sacks7 (4)

Jaguars offense vs Chargers defense

Jaguars OStats (Rank)Chargers D
23 (12)Points/Gm23 (21)
0.357 (12)Points/Play0.418 (24)
357 (14)Yards/Gm319.5 (13)
247.5 (12)Pass Yards/Gm241 (19)
109.5 (17)Rush Yards/Gm78.5 (7)
5.5 (11)Yards/Play5.8 (21)
7.1 (12)Yards/Pass6.7 (18)
4.0 (20)Yards/Rush5.1 (26)
33.3% (21)3rd Down %39.13% (18)
57.14% (19)Red Zone TD %50% (11)
1 (1)Turnovers3 (10-)
2 (2)Sacks6 (7)

Jaguars – Chargers Betting Insights

Why the Jaguars can cover the spread

Herbert being limited or out is the main way that this game looks good for the Jaguars, but the other is that they can get an early lead and manage to ensure that they’ll be able to run all game. If they’re able to efficiently run the ball and control the clock, they should be able to keep control of the game and reduce the number of possessions – an essential part of winning as an underdog.

Why The Chargers can cover the spread

Justin Herbert is the better quarterback, and if he gets back Keenan Allen then the Chargers offence will be as explosive as they’ve basically ever been. As long as Herbert is mostly fine – and his ability to gut out a scoring drive down the end of the game should inspire confidence about what he can do today – then the Chargers can dictate pace.

On the other side, there are questions about the Jaguars – conceding 28 points to the Commanders and Carson Wentz isn’t exactly inspiring any confidence if you’re trying to argue they’ll be able to shut down Herbert and co.

Reasons to bet the over

Even an injured Justin Herbert can throw dimes down the field in big moments, and if he has 10 days to recover, and he’s playing, then he’s always a threat for a long bomb, which would not just be a quick score but also force Jacksonville to pick up their tempo.

The Jags offence has been surprising strong so far this season, with them hitting 24 points through three quarters last week before going into a shell of their offence when Indianapolis couldn’t score. If the Jags look this spry again this week, then this game has trackmeet written all over it.

Reasons to bet the under

If Herbert isn’t himself, this number is likely going to be way too high, and the under will look like a steal. Even if Herbert plays, but is limited to short slants and screens, then the game will slow down.

The Jags rushing attack should be able to get to work in this game too, so in a situation where Herbert is limited or Chase Daniels comes in, the air will be taken out of the ball and both teams will kill as much clock as possible.

Jaguars vs. Chargers Props: Matchups To Watch For

Austin Ekeler vs. Jaguars Front Seven

Jacksonville was thought to have one of the worst defenses in the NFL coming into the season and a strong performance against a depleted Colts offense shouldn’t change that, after failing to slow down Washington’s up-and-coming weapons Week 1. Regardless of whether Justin Herbert plays, look for the Chargers to lean on Austin Ekeler in the ground and short-passing game.

Final Thoughts

This line has a chance of moving big, if Herbert ends up being ruled out, but short of that unlikely outcome the Chargers should stay above a touchdown favourite. If you want to bet the Jaguars against Herbert, waiting for him to be officially confirmed might get you the hook to +7.5.

The Chargers do have a decent amount of downside built in here – Herbert getting reinjured, or not being himself, but the absolute laser he threw to cover against the Chiefs should reassure anyone who thinks that Herbert will be forced into being a checkdown artist.

If he’s good, then the Chargers should be able to move up and down the field on the Jags D – a unit whose stats are flattered by playing a Colts team that has been horrible through two games. The Chargers offence has been good, and they should be able to get a lot of points.

Can the Jaguars match it? Maybe, and the backdoor cover should be available even if they are trailing, but the thing is, the Chargers should be able to get a pass rush and get into Lawrence’s face – and we don’t have a great sense of whether Lawrence can make plays without the clean pocket he routinely had against the Colts.

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