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As “What-Ifs” Linger After Sunday’s Loss, Jaguars Show Potential To Compete

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They were in it all game, and in the end, the Jaguars had a chance to steal one from the Green Bay Packers in week one. But penalties, play calling, and a lack of pass rush proved to be the Achilles heel for Jacksonville as they fell 27-23.

After getting down by seven on two different occasions in the second half, Jacksonville continued to battle, and had a chance to win the game on their final possession. But after driving to the Green Bay 14-yard line, a very questionable play call on fourth and one with under a minute to go ended the team’s hopes for a huge win.

In the end, the Jaguars went toe-to-toe with the Packers all afternoon, and even outplayed them in many areas. But combining foolish mistakes and play calling with giving Aaron Rodgers plenty of time to find open receivers ultimately doomed the team.

But while the team and fans are frustrated after coming up just short, and moral victories are non-existent in the NFL, there were some positives to take away from this game:

Offense looked sharp

Aside from a lackluster run game that was missing Chris Ivory due to an unknown illness, Blake Bortles and the offense looked solid, and made plays throughout the game. Jacksonville actually ended up out-gaining the Packers by 54 yards.

Bortles avoided crucial mistakes and turnovers(his one interception came off a pass that was batted around multiple times), and made plenty of key passes to keep his team in the game. He delivered a beautiful ball over the top to Julius Thomas for a 22-yard touchdown to take the lead in the second quarter.

The tandem of Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson continued to shine, each bringing in over 70 yards receiving.

The offensive line was heavily scrutinized coming into the season, but overall I felt they did a good job in game one.

Offense moving forward

Jacksonville needs to find a way to get the running game going, and play-calling has to improve, but the offense showed Sunday they can put together successful scoring drives.

Secondary held up to the challenge

Overall the Jaguars secondary did its job against the proficient Green Bay offense. The only breakdowns in pass coverage came when pressure couldn’t get to Rodgers and he scrambled to keep the play alive.

Rookie Jalen Ramsey wasn’t targeted much, but did get some pressure on blitzes.

Davon House did a solid job, just was an unlucky victim of a play right before halftime that only Aaron Rodgers could pull off.

The standout in the defensive backfield was first year Jaguar Prince Amukamara. He had blanketing coverage all game, and showed early on why the team signed him this offseason.

Defense moving forward

Jacksonville will need the defensive line to step up and provide pressure going forward to help out the seconday. If they can, they will be no slouch of a defense for opposing teams to go up against.

Moving on

In the end, it’s a wins and losses league, and just holding up against the league’s best means very little. But the Jaguars showed Sunday that they are a different team than we are accustomed to seeing in year’s past, and they appear to be a team finally ready to put together wins.

 

 

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Breaking: Foles Signs with new NFL Team

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Even though NFL free agency isn’t until Wednesday, the NFL’s first day of Negotiation period is moving at a rapid pace.

With that said, the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed the tallented backup quarterback Nick Foles. The deal that Foles signed is for 4-years $88 million. He can also earn up to $102 million.

Foles was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles where he did play and start for the Eagles for three seasons. In 2015, he was traded to the St. Louis Rams and then the following season in 2016 signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In 2017, Foles returned where his NFL career started and helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl in Franchise history when he filled in for Carson Wintz.

Now, heading into 2019, he is expected to replace Black Bortles as the starting quarterback in Jacksonville.

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NFL Week 8: Eagles-Jaguars Preview

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NFL Week 8: Eagles-Jaguars Preview

Its week 8 in the NFL and the Eagles and Jaguars are going to kickoff Sunday across the pond. For the Philadelphia Eagles, this is their first time in the United Kingdom. As for the Jacksonville Jaguars, they are in London for the sixth time since the NFL started the London series back in 2007.

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For Carson Wintz and the Philadelphia Eagles, the today’s game is a must win if they want to keep pace against the Washington Redskins in the NFC East. Last week, the Eagles were defeated by Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers by a score of 21-17.

Here is a list of who is and who’s not playing in today’s game in London.

Offense

  • OT Matt Pryor
  • OT Jordan Mailata
  • RB Darren Sproles
  • QB Nate Sudfeld

Defense

  • LB Nate Gerry
  • DB Corey Graham
  • CB Sidney Jones
  • DT Haloti Nagata (Active)


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For the “home team” Jacksonville, the Jaguars are playing in their sixth straight game in London. Their first game was back in 2013. As for the 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars team, they are entering today’s game with a 3-game losing streak.

Here are players who will not be playing in today’s game in London.

Offense

RB Leonard Fournette

TE James O’Shaughnessy

Defense

  • DT Eli Ankou
  • CB A.J. Bouye
  • DB D.J. Hayden
  • DE Dawuane Smoot
  • DB Tyler Patmon
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Will the Jacksonville Jaguars Move to London?

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Will the Jacksonville Jaguars Move to London?

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts carries Britain’s Union Jack as he enters the field before the Jaguars met the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Next week the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles. The Game will be on at 9:30 am ET/ 8:30 am CT here in the United States, and in the United Kingdom, that would be 1:30 PM ET/ 12:30 PM CT on CBS.

On the heels of the first of three games, this season a report was released about the owner of the Jaguars wants to have a practice facility in London for the team to Practice.

Once the facility is built, the team is requesting to have three home games in London and three games in Jacksonville, Nothing is set in stone but word is that it will happen in the near feature.

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