Jacksonville Jaguars update

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The Jaguars defeated the Colts in a 27-0 domination.

Sandy Hutchins, Sports Editor

The Jacksonville Jaguars are off to a great start this season. Seven games in and they have a respectable record of 4-3. The Jaguars already have more wins this year that they had all of last year. They are second in the AFC South, right behind the Titans.  I believe that this may be the year the Jaguars make the playoffs, although they are a bit far off.

 

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ success can be explained by a couple changes from last year. They have dedicated most of their time and drafting to building up a strong, young defense and it has paid off. The Jaguars’ defense has been crucial in some of the bigger victories, such as picking off Big Ben five times, two of which were returned for touchdowns, and wreaking havoc on the Texans’ offense as well. Even with such a stellar defense, a team must have an offense that produces. This still seems to be a problem for the Jaguars. Still stuck with Blake Bortles, the offense has been better than last year but nothing to write home about. One bright spot on the Jaguars’ offense is the running game with Leonard Fournette, who has really excelled in the NFL so far, being 4th in NFL in YDS (596), 2nd in NFL in rushing YPG (99.3),  and 1st in NFL in TD (6).

 

The Jaguars have had a weird season so far. Even though they are doing well, it is whom they lose to and whom they beat that is weird. The Jaguars go from beating good teams such as the Steelers and the Texans to losing to not so good teams like the Rams. They seem to be playing very hot and cold at the moment. In order to take the next step, the Jaguars need to become consistent in their play making and when they play at their best they can play and beat anyone in the league.

 

With something to finally root for as a Jaguars fan, hopefully this is the beginning of a golden age for the Jaguars, and hopefully I’m not saying this too soon.