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Short week, no sweat: Surging Chargers beat winless Jaguars 24-6

  • San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, center, is mobbed by teammates after scoring a touchdown on a 3-yard run against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, center, is mobbed by teammates after scoring a touchdown on a 3-yard run against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) runs the ball as Jacksonville Jaguars' Geno Hayes (55) defends during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) runs the ball as Jacksonville Jaguars' Geno Hayes (55) defends during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, right, argues a call with an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.(AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, right, argues a call with an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.(AP Photo/Stephen Morton)  (The Associated Press)

Philip Rivers threw for 285 yards and a touchdown, Ryan Mathews ran for 110 yards and a score, and the surging San Diego Chargers beat the winless Jacksonville Jaguars 24-6 Sunday.

The Chargers (4-3) showed little, if any, issues with a short week, a cross-country flight and an early start time. And they played nothing like a team looking ahead to its bye week.

Then again, the Jaguars have made everyone look good.

Jacksonville (0-7) has lost every game this season by double digits, becoming the first team since the 1984 Houston Oilers to garner that dubious distinction. The Oilers lost their first 10 games that season by at least 10 points.

Rivers completed his first 14 passes, picking apart Jacksonville's defense with short throws and clock-eating drives. He finished 22 of 26.

Mathews topped the century mark for the second consecutive week.

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