The interceptions kept piling up for Trevor Lawrence. One in his first over. Another one on the next route. Three in the first quarter. Four in the first half.
Then the second quarterback found a way to do none of that.
Lawrence erased a 27-0 deficit and led a second-half comeback that ended in a 31-30 victory Saturday night in the AFC wild-card game against the Chargers. Jacksonville scored 24 points in the second half and Riley Patterson made a 36-yard field goal in the final seconds to seal the stunning victory.
Justin Herbert threw for a touchdown and Austin Ekeler ran for two for Los Angeles, who will be sorry to let him get away.
Because of Lawrence’s four interceptions, the Chargers led 27-7 at halftime. To close the half, Lawrence connected with Evan Engram for a nine-yard touchdown, and Jacksonville carried that outburst into the third quarter — when it scored a pair of touchdowns to make it a 10-point game.
After the Jaguars scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter, Lawrence ran over the goal line for a 2-point conversion, pulling them within two points and allowing Jacksonville to win on Patterson’s field goal.
Lawrence finished with four touchdown passes and 288 passing yards, while Travis Etienne ran 20 times for 109 yards — including a key first-down rush on the final drive when the Jaguars went down on fourth down and Etienne sprinted 25 yards down the sideline. .