Talk about a tough loss for the Jaguars. After their exceptional defensive play last week against the Steelers that included five interceptions and two pick-sixes, the Jags could not secure a win against the Rams this week. The Jaguars now sit at 3-3 on the season.
Coming into this game, this was a great Rams offense going up against a phenomenal Jaguars defense. This game could have went either way, but it was in favor of the Rams. What exactly went wrong with the Jaguars in this game?
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Special teams beat the Jaguars.
The Rams scored twice on special teams that included a returned kickoff from 103 yards to the house on the very first play of the game. Rams’ Pharoh Cooper started the game with the first touchdown.
Then it was Malcolm Brown who returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Rams special teams put up 14 points themselves along with Greg Zuerlein’s field goal and Jared Goff’s one touchdown pass to Gerald Everett.
The Jaguars MVP was once again Leonard Fournette who had 130 yards on the ground, along with a 75 yard run for a score. After his dominant game last week against Pittsburgh, he continued to produce, giving the Jaguars life on the offense. He’ll look to keep carrying the offense next week against the Colts.
The Jags need to take this week to reflect and learn from their mistakes. While the Rams a tougher team than the Colts, it’s a division game which are the toughest ones to play. If they want to shut down the Colts immediately, the defense will need to play consistent and the offense needs to keep giving Fournette the ball because right now, there is no stopping him.