Allen Hurns and T.J. Yeldon both had big days for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to spur a win over the Indianapolis Colts, as the Jaguars slipped to 1-3. The Colts took the lead of the AFC South with their 2-2 record after back-to-back division wins against the Tennessee Titans and the Jaguars.
Blake Bortles and the Jaguars offense stalled in the second half of the game, though they managed to put the team in a position to win on long field goals, both at the end of regulation and during overtime.
Jason Myers, who made two field goals but also missed the two game-winners had himself a rough day.
Meanwhile, Allen Hurns came through when it mattered most. Racking up 116 yards on 11 receptions and pulling in a touchdown.
T.J. Yeldon also came through big, pounding the ball all day long and finally breaking free for a 36-yard gain in overtime. Unfortunately, the Jaguars couldn’t capitalize on this explosive run and they missed the field goal on the drive. Yeldon finished the day with 105 yards on 22 carries.
Blake Bortles also showed some good signs, though his biggest blight was a failure to move the offense in the second half. He finished the day going 28 of 50 for 298 yards and a touchdown. He looked great in the first half, but really struggled in the second. This is a continuation of the second-half struggles we have seen from him and the offense earlier in the season.
Allen Robinson only managed to catch four of his 12 targets, though he accumulated 80 yards on those receptions.
Head coach Gus Bradley needs to get the team to be more disciplined, giving up free yards with terrible penalties. In one drive they gave up over 40 yards and allowed the Colts to march down the field and score a touchdown. That simply cannot happen at the NFL level and it falls to Bradley.
We’ll have more notes in a bit, but for now these are the initial thoughts.
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