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Lewis provides big target

Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis opened the season with a career-high two touchdowns and followed with five receptions for 70 yards against the Chargers.  The five receptions tied for the second-most of his career while the 70 receiving yards were the third-highest.

Sims-Walker finishes with career-high 10 receptions

Mike Sims-Walker recorded a career-high 10 receptions for 105 yards and scored the club's only touchdown.  Sims-Walker, who didn't have a catch in the season-opener, scored on a three-yard pass from David Garrard in the fourth quarter.  It was Sims-Walker's eighth career touchdown and fifth career 100-yard receiving game.  He was targeted a game-high 12 times.

Jones makes first start as Jaguar; records first interception of his career

Cornerback David Jones made his eighth career start at cornerback, his first since 2008 with Cincinnati, and recorded his first career interception. Jones intercepted Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers early in the second quarter on a pass off the hands of tight end Antonio Gates.

Jones was traded to the Jaguars on Sept. 4 for safety Reggie Nelson.  He has played in 35 games including the first two games of the 2010 season. He was credited with five tackles against the Chargers.

Greene produces in first career start

Second-year pro Courtney Greene had plenty of firsts on Sunday.  Greene made his first career start for injured Anthony Smith at safety and forced a fumble which he recovered and added his first career interception.  Greene was credited with a team-high 11 tackles.

With the Jaguars trailing 7-0 in the first quarter, Greene forced a fumble on Chargers running back Ryan Mathews and recovered it.  Green intercepted Philip Rivers early in the second quarter and returned it eight yards.

Green was a seventh-round pick of Seattle in 2009 and was waived on final cuts.  He joined the Jaguars on Sept. 22 and played in nine games, mainly on special teams, and finished with 10 special teams tackles.

Smith records Jaguars only sack

Linebacker Daryl Smith sacked Philip Rivers in the first quarter, increasing his career total to 15.5.  Smith has a sack, interception and forced fumble in the first two games.  He has recorded at least one sack in all seven seasons.

Scobee remains perfect

Josh Scobee connected on his only two field goal attempts, hitting from 44 and 48 yards. He is three for three in the first two games with all three coming from 40-plus yards.  Dating back to the preseason, he has hit on his last 12 field goal attempts.

Block that punt

Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings blocked a Mike Scifres punt in the second quarter, the first blocked punt by the Jaguars since Dec. 10, 2006 vs. Indianapolis (Jorge Cordova).

Jennings involved in the passing game

Rashad Jennings finished with a career-high five receptions for 50 yards and led the Jaguars with 38 rushing yards on nine carries. The nine carries tied his career-high (10/4/09 vs. Tennessee).

Turnovers come in bunches

The Chargers and Jaguars combined for seven turnovers in the first half. The last time two teams had seven combined turnovers was Dec. 11, 2005 with Washington at Arizona.

No work for Podlesh

The Jaguars have had four games in franchise history without a punt and Adam Podlesh has been  involved in three of them.  Podlesh didn't attempt a punt on Sunday with the other two games in 2007 (10/14/07 vs. Houston; 12/2/07 at Indianapolis).

San Diego's Mike Scifres had two punts on Sunday with one blocked by Rashad Jennings.  The two combined punts tied for the fewest in Jaguars history.

Tidbits

  • The Jaguars tied a franchise record with six turnovers (four interceptions, two fumbles).  The other two times in team history with six turnovers were Oct. 8, 2000 vs. Baltimore and Oct. 20, 1996 at St. Louis.
  • David Garrard tied his career-high with four interceptions, equaling his total from Nov. 12, 2006 vs. Houston.  It was Garrard's first three-plus interception game since Dec. 17, 2006, a span of 48 games.
  • The Jaguars are 23-8 since 2003 when they record two or more interceptions.
  • Running back Maurice Jones-Drew extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 53.
  • Second-year cornerback Derek Cox was one of the club's eight inactives.  He had started 17 consecutive games to begin his career after being selected in the third round of the 2009 draft.
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