The San Diego Chargers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-14 to end a six-game losing streak and keep their slim National Football League playoff chances alive.
Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes last night at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida, as the Chargers won for the second time in six road games to improve to 5-7 on the season. San Diego trails the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders by two games in the American Football Conference’s West division with four regular-season games remaining.
Mike Tolbert and Ryan Mathews each had rushing touchdowns for the Chargers, who scored the game’s final 28 points to halt their longest losing skid since 2001, when they ended the season with nine straight defeats.
The Jaguars, who last week fired coach Jack Del Rio and announced the franchise would be sold, fell to 3-9.