Jaguars Weekly Superlatives: Week 4


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The Jags’ 16-13 loss to the Colts on Sunday was inexcusable — the Jaguars played better than the Colts, but they gave the game away. Having said that, there were some great performances from several players for the Jags in this matchup.

MVP: Blake Bortles — Bortles has been the most consistent player on the offense in his second year, and that continued to be the story this week. Bortles through for 298 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions against the Colts. While, he and the entire offense have struggled to put up points in the second half of games this season, Bortles has shown that he has what it takes to be a good quarterback in this league, throwing six touchdowns to three interceptions and averaging 249 passing yards a game. Bortles is the real deal and he showed it once again this week.

Offensive Player of the Week: Allen Hurns — Hurns is churning out good game after good game and this week against Indy, he turned in the best performance of his young career. He racked up 11 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Jaguars from throwing the game away. Hurns has quietly been the most consistent receiver on the team this year.  Granted, he isn’t getting covered by the opponents’ best corner back like Allen Robinson is, but Hurns is still showing that he is a valuable weapon in the Jaguars’ young offense.

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Defensive Player of the Week: John Cyprien — Cyprien played like the strong safety the Jaguars drafted him to be this week against the Colts. He led the Jaguars in tackles, taking down the opponent 14 times on the day. “Cyp” is becoming a true leader on a strong Jaguars’ defense, that played a really tight game, save the one drive where they gifted the Colts a touchdown by committing five penalties that allowed the Colts to drive the length of the field.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Bryan Anger — He was able to pin the Colts inside their own 20 five times on the day. No one else on special teams did much of anything as “Banger” was the lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing day for the special teams unit.

Most Improved Player: Marcedes Lewis — Prior to this week Lewis hadn’t even caught a pass. Fans were wondering when the Jags would finally get him involved in the offense. Well, the wait is over — Lewis had five catches for 41 yards on the day and helped out with his blocking, per usual. Lewis finally showed some life in the passing game — here’s to hoping he keeps it up.

Needs the Most Improvement: Jason Myers — The rookie has had an up and down season, and unfortunately for him and the Jags, against the Colts he was way down. He was 2/4 on field goals, missing a 53 yard kick at the end of regulation that would have won the Jaguars the game and missing a kick in overtime that also would have won the game for the Jags. Myers will take some harsh criticism this week, and deservedly so; he had two opportunities to win the game for the Jaguars and he couldn’t capitalize on either. Myers will need to throw this game out the window and look for a fresh start as the Jaguars travel to Tampa this week.

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