Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles threw two interceptions with less than two minutes remaining Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers only to emerge on the winning side.

 

How rare was this, um, accomplishment by Bortles?

Totally rare.

With help from the NFL office and Sportradar, dating back to 2000, Bortles is the first quarterback and the Jaguars the first team to throw two INTs in the final two minutes while trailing but still win.

There are only two teams who threw ONE interception while trailing in the final two minutes, but won the game.

FALCONS VS. 49ERS, WEEK 4 IN 2010

Trailing 14-13, Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw an interception with 1:31 remaining, but the 49ers’ Nate Clments fumbled on the return. Atlanta recovered and won on a 43-yard Matt Bryant field goal with three seconds remaining.

BROWNS AT JAGUARS, WEEK 14 IN 2002

Trailing 17-14, Cleveland quarterback Tim Couch was intercepted with 1:25 remaining. The Jaguars kicked a field goal to take a 20-14 lead.

As Jaguars fans probably remember, Couch threw a 50-yard touchdown pass as time expired for the 21-20 victory.

Also …

CHARGERS AT REDSKINS, WEEK 12 IN 2006

(Hat-tip to the Times-Union’s Clayton Freeman for this note)

According to Freeman’s research on Pro Football Reference, whose play data goes back to 1994, Drew Brees threw two interceptions after the two-minute warning but his still won. The difference from Bortles’ game, though, is Brees’ interceptions came in a tie game.

Brees was intercepted with 1:04 remaining and as regulation ended. But the Chargers won in overtime.