The Jacksonville Jaguars failed to mount a comeback against the New York Jets despite plenty of opportunities in Week 9.
In a game filled with mistakes, the Jaguars continued to find ways to lose. Whether it was fumbling, muffing returns, throwing interceptions, or struggling to pick up an opposing fumble, there was plenty in this game to not like.
But as Jacksonville Jaguars fans, it is worth diving deeper. It’s worth looking at who stepped forward in this game. The unsung heroes of a loss that deserve recognition despite the final score.
We’ll look at the guys who saw their stock rise in Week 9 here.
Nov 8, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Bryan Walters (81) is tackled by New York Jets inside linebacker Demario Davis (56) during the second half of the NFL game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won, 28-23. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Bryan Walters, wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars
The weekly place for Bryan Walters couldn’t be more deserved. Doing everything in his power to bring the Jaguars to victory, Walters was targeted seven times on Sunday and came down with
five of them for 54 yards and his first touchdown of the season.
One catch was ruled out of bounds despite what looked like two feet and possession, but that’s beside the point on the whole.
Walters was the sure-handed wide receiver that quarterback Blake Bortles has come to love. He continues to be the perfect safety valve and has now worked his way further into the offense. His catch in the end zone was really something great even if the defender was trying to undercut the route instead of playing the receiver.
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