Jacksonville Jaguars Lose Fourth Straight Game

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By CJ Carlson

Jacksonville Jaguars Woes Continue With Fourth Straight Loss

The Jacksonville Jaguars took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend and came to another disappointing end. This time, they were dominated from start to finish, losing 30-12. The game was even worse than it appeared on the scoreboard somehow, with the Buccaneers opening the game on a 30-0 run. To make matters worse, quarterback Trevor Lawrence exited the game with a shoulder injury, forcing CJ Beathard to end the night.

It’s a weekly mention here when talking about the Jaguars, but the lack of a run game was once again evident. Travis Etienne paced the backfield with six rush attempts and managed only 12 yards. Granted, the team fell into a hole very early on. They likely weren’t able to get their game plan into effect before turning into a pass-first offense. Then again, he still managed only two yards per carry, continuing a long trend in this offense. 

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As for the passing offense, Lawrence was mostly ineffective. He completed just 58 percent of his passing attempts for 211 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions before suffering a shoulder injury. Beathard stepped in during garbage time and delivered 94 yards and a touchdown in limited action. Calvin Ridley was the most effective throughout with six receptions for 90 yards and both of the receiving touchdowns. Evan Engram had a nice night also with 10 catches for 95 yards. The stats look nice, but the team turned the ball over a total of four times.

The defense was a concern. They weren’t able to slow this Buccaneers offense down at all, letting up far too many chunk plays and third down conversions. Tampa Bay only took two sacks and didn’t turn the ball over at all, simultaneously controlling the clock with almost double the time of possession. At some point, Jacksonville has to prove that they deserve a playoff spot. As of right now, they’ve lost four straight games and remain just barely in the lead for the division title. If they can’t turn things around soon, then we might see the Indianapolis Colts, or the Houston Texans steal this division. 

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