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Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Josh Evans (26) is called for a personal foul as he hits San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen in the endzone during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

Phelan M. Ebenhack, Associated Press

Chargers beat winless Jaguars 24-6

  • Article by: MARK LONG
  • Associated Press
  • October 20, 2013 - 3:18 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Philip Rivers threw for 285 yards and a touchdown, Ryan Mathews ran for 110 yards and a score, and the surging San Diego Chargers beat the winless Jacksonville Jaguars 24-6 Sunday.

The Chargers (4-3) showed little, if any, issues with a short week, a cross-country flight and an early start time. And they played nothing like a team looking ahead to its bye week.

Then again, the Jaguars have made everyone look good.

Jacksonville (0-7) has lost every game this season by double digits, becoming the first team since the 1984 Houston Oilers to garner that dubious distinction. The Oilers lost their first 10 games that season by at least 10 points.

Rivers completed his first 14 passes, picking apart Jacksonville's defense with short throws and clock-eating drives. He finished 22 of 26.

Mathews topped the century mark for the second consecutive week.

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