Monday, December 5, 2011
Halftime: Chargers 24, Jaguars 14
By Bill Williamson
Some random halftime thoughts:
The Chargers took over late in the first half with two touchdowns.
San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers hit rookie Vincent Brown -- who has been impressive in recent weeks -- for a touchdown pass with 1:33 to go in the half to give the Chargers the lead. Then after an interception, Rivers hit Vincent Jackson for a 35-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds to go. San Diego took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter before Jacksonville reeled off 14 straight points.
Rivers had a good half. He was 16-of-21 for 202 yards.
The banged-up Chargers suffered more injuries in the first half. Standout center Nick Hardwick is out with a neck injury. The San Diego offensive line has been decimated by injuries. They are playing without three starters.
Linebacker Donald Butler is also out with an injury. Jacksonville had much of its running success with Butler out.
San Diego ran the ball early with Ryan Mathews getting 56 yards on six carries.