Coming off the by-week…. And it showed. This game was ugly. So ugly I actually fell asleep. But you know what, ugly wins count just as much as exciting wins, so there is nothing to be ashamed of.
The defense stood strong for the most part while it took the offense ¾ quarters of a game to figure out they were playing a football game. Thanks for waking up.
I’ll give the team credit. They were down 13-0 going into the 4th quarter with no hope in sight. Then with 14:53 left in the game Chris Ivory scores on a 1 yard run to make the score 13-7. With 8:33 left in the game Chicago scored on a 32 yard field goal to take a 16-7 lead. Jason Myers brings it to 16-10 with 5:03 left on a 30 yard field goal. Then finally with 2:58 left to go in the game Bortles hits Arrelious Benn in stride for a 51 yard touchdown pass. The game was secured when Jalen Ramsey stepped in front of WR Alshon Jeffery to tip the pass away with 1:03 left in the game.
With a 2-3 to start the 2016 season this is the best start since 2010. The Jaguars ended the 2010 season at 8-8.
Offense the good:
Nice 51 yard touchdown pass.
A rushing touchdown from the 1 yard line.
Offense the bad:
No rushing attack. 54 total yards rushing.
Defense the good:
Only gave up 16 points.
Defense the bad:
Special Teams the Good:
2-2 on Field Goals.
52.2 average on punts.
Special Teams the Bad:
Mistake the cost the game:
Five Star Players:
Another solid game from the rookie. 4 sacks total this season.
51 touchdown catch.
271 yards passing and 1 TD.
74 yards receiving.
52.2 yards per punt average.
I hope that this ugly win is the type of win that tells the players that they can win any game they play no matter what the situation is.
The Jaguars are in 3rd place in the AFC South, 1.5 games behind the Houston Oilers, and a half game ahead of the Colts.
This Sunday former Jags coach Jack Del Rio returns. This time he brings his AFC West leading Oakland Raiders to EverBank to face the Jaguars. Jacksonville is 4-3 all-time against the Raiders and is 2-0 at home.