When the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, it will not be a battle with high stakes for the playoff race. The loser of this game is officially eliminated from the postseason; the winner could be eliminated too depending on results elsewhere.
But there's always something to play for in the NFL, and every game matters in some way. The Chargers will be playing to salvage their season and possibly head coach Anthony Lynn's job. The Jaguars will be trying to figure out if Gardner Minshew should be their quarterback of the future. And for fans watching the game -- between fantasy football and some betting action -- there's always something hanging in the balance.
Upset Watch: Los Angeles Chargers (-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars
Minshew is back as Jacksonville's starting quarterback, and based on this year's stats, that's good news for the Jaguars. Minshew's 2019 numbers are better than Nick Foles' by both QBR (43.3 to 34.3) and passing DVOA (-1.2% to -19.8%). DJ Chark has emerged as Jacksonville's No. 1 wide receiver this year, and he's gained 16.2 yards per completion on passes from Minshew compared to 12.3 yards per completion on passes from Foles.