It’s possible that Maurice Jones-Drew has a second profession as a psychic.
The former Jaguars running back anticipated Saturday’s remarkable comeback on NFL Network at halftime.
Jones-Drew called his shot with the Jaguars behind the Chargers by 20 points at halftime of the AFC wild card game.
“The most Charger thing to do would be to let the Jaguars back into the game in the second half, and then allow them to win on a last-second field goal,” he remarked.
And Jacksonville did exactly that, prevailing 31-30 on Riley Patterson’s 36-yard field goal with no time remaining. After throwing four interceptions in the first half, quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed four touchdown passes in the second half to complete the third-largest postseason comeback in the history of the sport.
Lawrence told reporters, “You couldn’t write a crazier script,” following the screening. “We stated in the locker room that our season is progressing similarly. We’re always in the fight… I’m honestly a little speechless after seeing what belief can do and what a team can do when they believe in one other.”
Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes in the second half after throwing four interceptions in the first half.
The Jaguars’ comeback was orchestrated by Maurice Jones-Drew, right down to the game-winning field goal.
Jones-Drew, 37, spent eight of his nine NFL seasons with the Jaguars, rushing for 8,167 yards and 68 touchdowns, before completing his career with the Raiders. He had never participated in a playoff game like this one. Certainly, very few players have been.