A 2-6 start is not what we had in mind when the Jaguars started the year, but any improvement from last year is a step into the right direction.
The Jaguars started the game off with everything going wrong. Ultimately, the Raiders got out to a 17-point lead in what looked to be a potential blowout. However, before the end of the second quarter the Jaguars at brought the game with in 10 points.
The comeback was led by a balance offensive attack that saw quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne get into a rhythm.
Lawrence threw for 235 yards and 1 touchdown on the day. While those yards may not be over the top, many of his throws were perfect to say the least. Etienne added to the great day with 109 yards on the ground and 2 touchdowns. In many ways, this is a step into the right direction.
Jaguars show improvement
The Jags have struggled all season in close games. In all 6 losses on the year, the Jaguars have lost them all by 8 points or less. Sunday’s come from behind win was a crucial step in rebuilding this franchise. The win puts the Jaguars in third place in the division.
Honestly, I’m not expecting the Jags to win the division by any means. All I want to see is improvements in the quarterback play, the running game, and in the secondary. Devonte Adams had his way with the secondary on Sunday. 10 receptions for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Next week, the Jags travel to Arrowhead stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes continues to show the world why he is the best quarterback in the NFL. Although he is without wide receiver Tyriek Hill, the 6-year veteran has continued to put up big numbers. Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Mahomes threw for 446 yards.
The Jaguars will have to contain the passing game to keep the game close.