With a 51-16 victory over the Colts there are certainly many players deserving of a Weekly Superlative, but there are not enough to go around after the Jaguars’ record setting performance.
MVP: Blake Bortles — Bortles lead the offense to 42 second half points and a franchise record 51 points in a regular season game! In doing so he threw for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns and managed to score the final touchdown of the game on a QB sneak in the fourth quarter. In the last 2 weeks alone he has 9 total touchdowns. Bortles is showing that he is poised to become the greatest quarterback to ever suit up for the Jaguars and at the very least is having by far the most impressive single season in franchise history, having now eclipsed the 30 passing touchdown mark.
Offensive Weapon of the Week: Allen Hurns — In Hurns’ first game back from concussion he was able to manage 3 catches for 105 yards including an 80 yard catch and run. He didn’t see the most targets, but he made the most out of the targets he did get and helped the Jaguars’ passing offense dominate the Colts in the second half. Hurns demonstrated leadership and toughness, highlighted by his huge touchdown. He will likely surpass the 1,000 yard mark in the next week or two as he now stands at 863.
Defensive Player of the Week: Andre Branch — Yes, I know, this is a huge shock as Branch is widely considered to be a bust after being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft. However, in this matchup he was anything but a bust. He recored 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and a defensive touchdown! He set the tone for the Jaguars and kept them in the game at the end of the first half with his scoop and score. Way to go Andre!!
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Special Teams Player of the Week: Rashad Greene — Greene is showing that he belongs as the Jaguars’ punt returner for the future and the present! His 73 yard punt return touchdown helped the Jaguars to secure their victory in the third quarter. He is now 1st in the NFL in punt return average for players with a minimum of 10 punt returns. On his 11 punt returns this season, he is averaging 20.9 yards per return and has 3 returns of 20+ yards. Greene has been every thing the Jaguars wanted and more since joining the squad this offseason as a 5th round pick.
Needs the Most Improvement: Jason Myers — He missed another extra point try. He must improve upon his ridiculously low 81% on extra point tries or his days in Jax will be numbered.