Jaguars’ playoff hopes take a hit with loss to Chargers

Jacksonville's bid to keep pace in the AFC South playoff race fell short with Sunday's loss to the visiting Chargers.

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Sunday’s 31-25 loss to the San Diego not only put an end to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ two-game winning streak, it also placed a serious damper on the team’s playoff hopes.

Despite facing a Chargers team on a six-game losing streak and playing on the road, the Jaguars were unable to capitalize. 

In the process, Jacksonville also failed to keep pace with Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans in the division race. The Colts and Texans, who both entered Sunday just a game ahead of the Jaguars in the AFC South, each won. That leaves Jacksonville two games back heading into Week 13.

“This was tough,” linebacker Paul Posluszny said, per the Florida Times-Union. “This was a home game against a really good opponent, but an opponent that was having a tough time. This is one you wanted to get and play a lot better than we did.

"Get a win and we would have kept the positive momentum going.”

Jacksonville will look to regain some of that momentum next week on the road against the 2-9 Tennessee Titans. 

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