Trevor Lawrence’s first half in his playoff debut was a nightmare. But then he recovered in the second half to lead the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 31-30 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers in their wild card game on Sunday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback threw three interceptions in the first quarter, including two in Jacksonville’s first two series. He became the first quarterback with an interception on each of his first two career playoff drives since at least 1991, per NFL Investigation.
Lawrence then threw for three touchdowns in the second half and led the Jaguars to a game-winning field goal on the final drive.
Lawrence threw his third interception late in the first quarter. The Chargers offense scored three runs later to take a 17–0 lead.
In the second quarter, Lawrence was knocked out for the fourth time and Los Angeles led 27–7 at the half.
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Lawrence, who threw a touchdown pass to Evan Engram late in the second quarter, finished the first half going 10-for-24 for 77 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions. He finished the game 28 of 47 passes for 288 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.
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Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. had three of Lawrence’s first-half interceptions, a career-best corner kick.