Jaguars host Chargers on Saturday at TIAA Bank Field in AFC wildcard round

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. –The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8:15 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field in a matchup with AFC Wildcards.

It comes after the Jaguars’ big win over the Titans on Saturday night, leading them to win the AFC South for the first time since 2017 – and fans are still celebrating the day after.

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Jaguars analyst Frank Frangie said in Saturday’s game the defense and special teams were phenomenal. Now the team must stay consistent.

On Sunday, there were only two possible matchups for the Jaguars next week — both would be second matchups with a team the Jaguars beat during the regular season: the Ravens and Chargers. The Ravens needed a win to earn the No. 5 seed.

That 27-16 loss to the Bengals on Sunday locked the Chargers in the fifth seed. That means Los Angeles will make the trek across the country to take on the fourth-seeded Jaguars on Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

Frangie also said that aside from Trevor Lawrence, many players stood out in making the team successful.

“I think offensively Trevor has been terrific. He’s had a lot of help. Christian Kirk is the leader in this reception room. He’s been so good. Evan Ingram had his best year ever as a pro. Zay Jones. I think all three receivers have been really good, also Travis Etienne,” Frangie said. The running back, I think, defensively, a couple of guys have really stepped up. Foye, the middle linebacker, has been so good “He’s a tackle machine. The best tackle, I think, in the league. The best linebacker in the league. He deserved to go to the Pro Bowl, and Rayshawn Jenkins, the safety, had his best year ever.”

The Jaguars made the trip to the West Coast earlier this year and it went pretty well for them. They beat the Chargers 38-10, in a 2-1 start to the season, a start that raised expectations among fans. Jacksonville was just 3-15 all-time in the Pacific Time Zone going into this game. It will be a game between two of the NFL’s rising star quarterbacks – Justin Herbert and Trevor Lawrence.

The winner of Saturday’s game will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round.

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