4:05 PM ET, October 5, 2003
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- It's not easy being this bad, although at times, the San Diego Chargers certainly made it look that way.Byron Leftwich threw like a veteran and returning receiver Jimmy Smith played as though he hadn't missed a day as the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Chargers and their butter-soft defense 27-21 Sunday in The Game of the Weak -- a meeting of two teams who entered 0-4.
He can turn this offense around, but not the team. He's such a dangerous threat to opposing defenses that he can take a lot of the pressure off Tomlinson. But unless he can start playing defense, that's all he can do.
Question on the Jaguars: Do you see Leftwich staying in the lineup?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Jaguars safety Donovin Darius got hit for two 15-yard penalties, one for a flagrant facemask, another for roughing the passer, which nullified an interception on San Diego's final scoring drive. ... Attendance was only 48,954 and the game was blacked out in Jacksonville. In fact, not a single market in Florida carried the game. ... Schottenheimer is 0-5 for the second time in three years. Two seasons ago, he started 0-5 with the Redskins, but finished 8-8, before getting fired and replaced by Steve Spurrier.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.0||6.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||9:17||FRED TAYLOR 1 YD RUN (SETH MARLER KICK) |
Drive: 14 plays, 62 yds, 5:46
|TD||5:04||DAVID BOSTON 46 YD PASS FROM DREW BREES (STEVE CHRISTIE KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 66 yds, 2:00
|FG||15:00||SETH MARLER 53 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 54 yds, 3:12
|TD||8:21||TROY EDWARDS 18 YD PASS FROM BYRON LEFTWICH (SETH MARLER KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 90 yds, 5:49
|FG||12:22||SETH MARLER 27 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, 8 yds, 1:49
|TD||10:41||ERIC PARKER 33 YD PASS FROM DREW BREES (STEVE CHRISTIE KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 71 yds, 1:51
|TD||13:13||FRED TAYLOR 60 YD PASS FROM BYRON LEFTWICH (SETH MARLER KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 73 yds, 2:32
|TD||14:40||DAVID BOSTON 13 YD PASS FROM DREW BREES (STEVE CHRISTIE KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 69 yds, 1:27