How can the Jaguars bounce back from an ugly loss?

After losing to the Jets last Sunday, how can the Jaguars prepare themselves for their upcoming game against the Steelers?

Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory (33) is tackled by New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (48) during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

This game against the Jaguars and the Jets proved that no team can take their opponent for granted. After crushing the Ravens in Week 3, the Jaguars were taken down by a Jets team that is in rebuilding mode. This was a tough game to watch seeing as how the Jags defense could have played better and Blake Bortles came crashing down from last week.

The Jaguars now sit at 2-2, when they could easily be 3-1 and sitting alone at the top of the AFC South.​​

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Bortles failed to get the passing game as he only had 140 yards through the air with one touchdown a pick. Leonard Fournette saw the end zone for the 4th consecutive game on a pass from Bortles, but was limited to 86 rushing yards.

The defense did not play well at all. They gave up 163 yards to Bilal Powell including a 75 yard run where Powell tripped but got right back up because no one tackled him to mark him down. Once Powell went down, the defense stopped and Powell seized that opportunity to embarrass them.

The one play that gave the Jaguars life late in the game was Myles Jack returning a fumble 81 yards for a touchdown which only put the Jets up ahead by three. The game went into overtime after Jason Myers kicked a game tying field goal, but the damage was done as Jets kicker Chandler Catanzaro made a 41 yard field goal to secure the win for the Jets in overtime.

After this embarrassing loss, how will the Jaguars handle themselves for their game this Sunday against a tough Pittsburgh Steelers team?

With the Jags taking on the Steelers, they’ll need to work on the defense because if the Jets offense was able to do some damage, the Steelers dangerous play makers in Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell can do much more. As far as Blake Bortles, he needs to play more at a consistent rate and be a leader.

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