Allen Robinson’s two big scores lift Jaguars to victory


Allen Robinson made some big plays to lift the Jacksonville Jaguars to victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday evening.

While the wild finish to the game off the leg of Jason Myers will get most of the attention, what needs to be kept in focus is the incredible performance that Allen Robinson put in as well.

Blake Bortles found his favorite wide receiver for six receptions, 155 yards, and two huge touchdowns. He had some major plays, topped off by a monster 52-yarder for the Jags.

Bortles targeted Allen Robinson 12 times in the game and was rewarded with some big plays. While most of them came in the first half, they put the Jags in a position to win and helped the team keep it tight against a Miami Dolphins team that was capable of surging (and did later in the game).

For all of the fantasy football owners that trusted Robinson to have a big game despite being incredibly rusty in Week 1, this was redemption. For those who decided to bench the second-year pro after one bad week, this could very well have been heartbreak.

The Jags edged the Dolphins 23-20 to win their first game in September for ages and it was an emotional rollercoaster for those watching. Tied 20-20 for much of the second half, defensive end Jared Odrick almost single-handidly won the field position battle for the Jags, setting up a strong last drive for quarterback Blake Bortles.

While Odrick’s fine play and the play of fellow receivers Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee should be highlighted to win the game, it was the big play making by Allen Robinson early in the game that really helped lift the Jaguars to victory. It was impressive work by the second-year receiver and it showed his maturity in the game, especially being able to bounce back after a rough performance the week before.

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