There could be a solution on the horizon - The Indianapolis Colts (1-2).
It was just the second win for Indianapolis in the past eight meetings with the Chargers, and it avoided the team's first 0-3 start since the disastrous 2011 campaign that led to Luck's selection at the top of the following spring's draft. McAfee's biggest punt, however, was his pooch kick in the final seconds of the game that helped to milk time off the clock. The offensive line provided reasonable protection, until it began to fall apart late in the game.
So much was expected from the Jaguars offense this season.
The Indianapolis Colts may have salvaged their season Sunday.
The Jaguars now rank 31 in third-down efficiency (28.5 percent), are tied for 29 in turnovers with seven, are 26 in total yards and 31 in rushing yards.
"That was one I wish I had the whole stage nationally to say because that's the most unfair penalty I've ever received", Rivers said. "In the preseason, we did a great job of starting fast".
"Maybe one day they'll believe me", he said.
"It goes without saying I'm exceedingly sorry about what happened, " Lamey said. "These first three games have been frustrating, because we know the potential of this offense". The loss of Manti Te'o showed as the defense looked out of sync in the second half. Those good plays came mostly against the run.
Luck, who missed practiced Wednesday and was limited Thursday because of a sore throwing shoulder, struggled at times and for the second straight week watched a defensive player scoop up one of his fumbles and return it for a score.
Still, there are other numbers that should perk the Jaguars up.
One play. One pass.
-Their third-down defense ranks 26 at 45.2 percent (14 of 31). He also had a 6-yard touchdown run.
After the Colts recovered a fumble to effectively seal the game, Lamey said, "the game is finally f***ing over". London. Otherwise, it would have been 0-3 Indianapolis against 0-3 Jacksonville on Sunday. Rivers was 8 of 16 for 106 yards. And they produced. The running game was the best we've seen it in quite some time, Frank Gore ripping off 70 yards rushing in the first half.
Bortles was a combined 44-of-80 passing for 548 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions last season against the Colts. Hilton spun away from the contact, then cut back toward the open field and all the way home for the 63-yard score - the Colts' longest play from scrimmage this year.
Davis held up Robinson fairly well, limiting him to five catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. He also made a big catch on fourth-and-7 from Indianapolis' 17-yard line to keep the decisive drive alive. He's been able to keep opposing ground games in check. It was Colts, 10-0, and it looked like this might be the ultimate Colts rarity - a walk-over. The Chargers lacked discipline as they committed five penalties, which resulted in first downs.