Allen Robinson surges past Allen Hurns with big night
By Luke Sims
Allen Robinson got it done for quarterback Blake Bortles when the Jacksonville Jaguars offense needed a big play.
Thursday night’s 19-13 victor over the Tennessee Titans had more offensive sparkle than than the score would suggest and a big part of that was Allen Robinson.
Robinson entered the Thursday night game with 758 yards and seven touchdowns. He finished Thursday night with another 113 yards on just five catches, bringing his total up to 871 yards on the season. This was Robinson’s third 100 yard game in a monumental season for the young wideout.
Allen Hurns was right behind him coming into Thursday’s game. he had 697 yards and seven touchdowns and was poised to build on his career year. Instead, he posted a pedestrian three catches for just 19 yards in the victory. He’s up to 716 yards now on the season.
In just one game, Allen Robinson surged past his closest competition in the race for 1000 yards.
Both wide receivers are key to the Jacksonville Jaguars offense and both of them are going to figure heavily in the weeks to come. For now, though, Robinson may have taken a far enough step forward to push past his second-year rival.
Everyone expected Robinson to come into his second season and be a stud wide receiver. From Darrelle Revis to Thursday’s game against the Titans, Robinson continues to get it done week in and week out.
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We’ll have to see if Hurns, who has bene a go-to receiver for quarterback Blake Bortles in recent weeks and had seven straight games with a touchdown, can match Robinson’s pace in the coming weeks.